May 26, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

B.S./B.A. Economics or BA in International Economics and Modern Languages/ M.A. in Economics Dual Degree Program

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This dual degree program, allowing completion of both a bachelors degree and a masters degree in approximately 5 years, is available to undergraduates majoring in economics who have completed at least 30 hours of academic credit and who have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3. Students may apply to this program at any time after completing 30 hours but prior to completing 90 hours of undergraduate coursework. Applicants are applying for early acceptance into the M.A. in Economics program and therefore must submit the following documentation in addition to meeting the GPA requirement:

  • Complete the B.S./M.A. or B.A./M.A. pre-application form located on the Department of Economic Dual Degree page linked here. This will be kept on file in the Department of Economics and in the Office of Academic Assistance in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional)
  • Personal statement of goals and/or reasons to enter the M.A. program

Final acceptance into the M.A. portion of the program will be contingent upon the following:

  • Maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Completion of 90 hours towards the B.S./ B.A. degree in Economics or B.A. in IEML.

The curriculum allows students to satisfy the content requirement of the M.A. program by enrolling in the 6000-level or 8000-level counterparts of the economics courses. Normally, students in their 4th year are enrolled in both the B.S. or B.A. and the M.A. programs, and will receive the B.S. or B.A. after the 4th year. In the 5th year, students will take graduate courses and complete their M.A. research paper.

The M.A. Economics requirements are described more fully in the Department of Economics section 2050.20 of the Graduate Catalog. For more information on this program’s curriculum, please contact the Department of Economics.

Information on the B.A. in Economics and B.S. in Economics can be found:

Total Semester Hours for Dual Degree: 148 Credit Hours

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