The Econ “Fast track” is a program offered by the Department of Economics where Economics majors can complete both a B.S. and M.S. in Economics in only five years. Students can either specifically focus on Financial Economics or Financial Econometrics.
The Master of Science in Economics degree is a 1.5 year program requiring 36 hours of coursework. The curriculum consists of required core courses that teach students analytical and quantitative skills and their real-world applications. These skills are showcased during a capstone course (ECON 675) in their last semester of the program. Students will choose a concentration in either financial economics or financial econometrics and take 9 additional hours of elective credit related to their specialization.
Job Market Motivations
By showing your capacity to complete a strenuous degree plan in five years, the demand for you as an employee will highly increase. For internship and job placements of students who have completed this program, click here.
How to Apply?
– ECON Fast Track Application
– Junior Classification (must apply in Spring of your Junior Year)
– Letter of Recommendation from an ECON faculty member (Letter can be sent via e-mail by faculty member to Rochelle)
– GRE Scores (waived if cumulative GPA is over 3.4)
Click here for an application.
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