Aug 14, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Economics/Master of Science in Quantitative Economics and Econometrics


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Program Coordinator: Philip Rothman (A-424 Brewster Building; 252-328-6151; rothmanp@ecu.edu)

The accelerated bachelor of science in economics /master of science in quantitative economics and econometrics is initiated while undergraduates are completing the bachelor’s degree. For this program, graduate student course work begins in the students’ fourth year of undergraduate study and can be completed with one academic year of study beyond the bachelor’s degree. Eligible students accepted into this program may count up to 12 semester hours of graduate coursework towards completion of both the bachelor’s and the master’s degree.

Undergraduate economics students may apply to the program after completion of a minimum of 80 eligible undergraduate credit hours and may begin taking graduate courses after completion of a minimum of 90 eligible undergraduate credit hours (120 credit hours are required for the bachelor’s degree in economics).

Students accepted to the accelerated program must earn a grade of B or above in all graduate coursework to continue in the accelerated program. Students who earn a C in any graduate course will still be able to count that course toward the bachelor’s degree, but will not be eligible to take additional graduate courses in the accelerated program. Students will be able to reapply to the master’s program.

Undergraduate students accepted into the accelerated program may count up to 12 semester hours from the following graduate courses towards completion of both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees:

Admission Process


Students applying to the accelerated bachelor of science in economics/master of science in quantitative economics and econometrics program will go through the regular graduate application process with the following exceptions:

  • On the online graduate application form students will indicate that they are applying to an “Accelerated program”.
  • A supplemental form will be completed with a faculty advisor listing the graduate courses to be counted towards both degrees, the intended date of completion of the undergraduate degree requirements, and the intended semester of assistantship eligibility.
  • Personal statement should address applicant’s specific interest in economics and econometrics graduate education and the accelerated program.

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