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Accelerated Masters Program for Undergraduates—B.A. or B.S. and Master of Arts in Economics (M.A.)

The Accelerated Master of Arts in Applied Economics provides the opportunity for a student to shorten the time required to finish the M.A. in Applied Economics by qualifying to take both undergraduate and graduate courses during the senior year.

Pre-established programs include: B.A. in Anthropology, B.A./B.S. in Economics, and B.A. in Political Science

The head of the Department of Economics can approve additional programs.

Interested students should:

  • Identify themselves as potential accelerated candidates early in their academic careers in order to receive appropriate advising. Although formal admission to an accelerated program usually occurs in the junior or senior year, careful selection of undergraduate courses in the freshman and sophomore years is essential. Interested students should talk with the head of the Department of Economics as early as possible.
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 3.30 in economics courses and a 3.0 overall GPA.
  • Complete ECO 201, 202, 250, 301, 319, and 351; and MAT 120 or 191.
  • Take the GRE.
  • Receive provisional admission to the M.A. program in Applied Economics in order to take 600-level courses for graduate credit while enrolled as an undergraduate.