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.
Tuition and Fees
The Economics Department charges Master students a program fee of $3000 per long semester. Fastrack (3+2) students will be charged for their first two long semesters once they have been reclassified as degree seeking Master of Science in Economics students. This change occurs when they have completed their undergraduate course work. MS ECON students are required to pay this fee in addition to their tuition and other university fees. This fee is used to provide additional academic support and professional development for the Master’s students.
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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