Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree

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Program Description

The program will combine a BA or BS degree in economics with the MA degree in economics. High achieving students may enter the MA program at the beginning of their senior year. The MA degree provides the student with intensive, technical training in economics in preparation for careers and future study that demands advanced research and empirical techniques; and the ability to develop, formalize, and evaluate hypotheses.

The student must earn at least 31 hours of graduate credit to earn the MA degree. Nine hours of the graduate credit may count towards both the undergraduate and graduate degree. The combined degree prepares the student for positions in the fields of finance, data analysis, consulting, and work related areas; and the pursuit of the PhD or advanced degrees in other fields.