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Please refer to the Economics graduate program section for information including departmental contact information, list of graduate faculty members, program description, and course descriptions.
Requirements for Enrollment
Admission into the integrated program in Economics requires a minimum of a cumulative GPA and a major GPA of 3.25.
Integrated Degree Program Description
Students in the integrated program are allowed to use nine semester hours of B-level and 500-level economics classes to satisfy either the Bachelor of Arts in Economics and the Master of Arts in Economics or the Bachelor of Business in Economics and the Master of Arts in Economics degree.
Integrated Degree Program Requirements
Up to nine hours of the following bridge courses may count in both the undergraduate degrees and the Master’s degree in Economics: ECON 481B, ECON 500B, ECON 502B, ECON 503B, ECON 504B, ECON 506B, or ECON 507B. If taken after the undergraduate degree has been completed, those courses should not be taken with the “B” designator.
I. Core Courses: 9 s.h.
ECON 500/500B Macroeconomic Theory and Policy (3)
ECON 502/502B Macroeconomic and Growth Theory (3)
ECON 503/503B Applied Price Theory (3)
ECON 504/504B Price Theory (3)
Applied Economic Techniques
ECON 481G/B Mathematical Economic Techniques (3)
ECON 506/506B Econometrics I (3).
II. Select one of the following exit options: 18 s.h.
ECON 600 Thesis Research (3)
ECON 601 Thesis (3)
ECON 599 Internship (3)
*ECON 501 Readings in Economics (3)
*ECON 507/507B Econometrics II (3)
III. Required Assessment Exam (0)
ECON 603 Comprehensive Examination (0)
IV. Department Research Seminar
ECON 602 Department Research Seminar, 2 semesters (0)
TOTAL PROGRAM: 30 s.h.
*To satisfy non-thesis research requirement, must be taken after at least one microeconomic and one macroeconomic core course has been completed.