B.A./M.A. in Economics

The accelerated B.A./M.A. in Economics offers students at Hunter College the opportunity to earn both B.A. and M.A. degrees in the same time that it takes to earn a B.A. degree alone. The degree program consists of a minimum of 120 credits, of which:

  • at least 90 are undergraduate credits and
  • at least 30 are graduate credits.

Students who wish to declare the BA/MA major must have a 3.0 average in Economics and in the cumulative index.

Courses

For more information on courses, see the B.A./M.A. in Economics in the Hunter Catalog.

Applications

Students are encouraged to apply by:

  • consulting with the Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Randall Filer, and
  • submitting an Undergraduate Major-Minor Approval form, which is available from the Registrar’s office.
Financial Aid

Financial aid is available. Students should consult the financial aid office and the department concerning work opportunities and aid.

Sample B.A./M.A. Program

The details of prerequisites and co-requisites make it difficult for many students to plan a program of courses toward the combined B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics. To make the task easier, the Department recommends the following order of courses.

This program allows substantial flexibility regarding when to start taking the courses, how many economics courses to take each semester, and how many years to complete the degree. Two points are particularly important, however. First, mathematics requirements must be completed before taking any 300-level courses. Second, since ECO 701 and ECO 721 are co-requisites for other 700-level courses, students should plan to being taking 700-level courses in the fall.

Courses listed on the same line can be taken in any order, or at the same time. Note that ECO 701 and ECO 721 are offered only in the fall while ECO 703 and ECO 722 are offered only in the spring.

Three-Year Program
SEMESTER ECONOMICS MATHEMATICS
1 ECO 200 Principles of Microeconomics Math 150
2 ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics and ECO 221 Economic Statistics I Math 155
3 ECO 300 Intermediate Microeconomics and one 300-level elective
4 ECO 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics and one 300-level elective Math 160
5 ECO 321 Econometrics and two 300-level electives
6 ECO 701 Microeconomic Theory and ECO 721 Economic Statistics and one 700-level elective
7 ECO 703 Macroeconomic Theory and ECO 722 Econometrics and two 700-level electives,
8  Two 700-level elective and Master’s Thesis, or three 700-level electives
Five-Year Program
SEMESTER ECONOMICS MATHEMATICS
1 ECO 200 Principles of Microeconomics Math 150
2 ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
3 ECO 221 Economic Statistics I
Math 155
4 ECO 300 Intermediate Microeconomics and one 300-level elective
5 ECO 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics and one 300-level elective
Math 160
6 ECO 321 Econometrics and two 300-level electives
7 ECO 701 Microeconomic Theory and ECO 721 Economic Statistics
8 ECO 703 Macroeconomic Theory and ECO 722 Econometrics
9 Three 700-level electives
10 Two 700-level elective and Master’s Thesis, or three 700-level electives