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. The degree program consists of a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 90 are undergraduate credits and 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. A more detailed explanation of the prerequisites for the program are given on the Prerequisites for Major page.


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.