Accelerated Program Requirements

Advancement to Major/Admission

Undergraduate Requirements

Students may declare their interest in the accelerated Economics BA/MA program as soon as they begin at UWM, and should seek advice from the Economics Undergraduate Advisor regarding their choice of courses in the first three years.

Interested students must meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for the accelerated master's degree. If eligible, students must meet minimum Graduate School GPA requirements before taking any graduate (G) level courses as an undergraduate student. To continue in the undergraduate portion of an accelerated program, a student must have a 2.75 GPA in their undergraduate coursework before they take any U/G courses for credit.

Eligible and interested students must apply for admission to the Graduate School no later than March 1st in their junior year.

Note that the required courses for the economics undergraduate major (ECON 103, ECON 104, ECON 210, ECON 301 and ECON 302) need to be completed before admission to the Graduate School.

The following classes are eligible for the completion of the undergraduate research requirement: ECON 404, ECON 411, ECON 413, ECON 426, ECON 432, ECON 447, ECON 448, ECON 454, ECON 455, ECON 506, ECON 513, or ECON 699.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission into Graduate School prior to completing the undergraduate degree, the student must meet the requirements established by the Economics graduate program and the UWM Graduate School, and be in progress to complete 105 bachelor's credits prior to their first term as a graduate student.

Approved enrollment into graduate level coursework during an undergraduate career does not guarantee admission to graduate school as part of the Accelerated Master’s Degree. Per UWM Graduate School criteria, students must obtain a “B” or better in all courses taken at the graduate level that are to be counted toward a master’s degree.

Double Counted Courses

This accelerated master's degree involves the following bachelor's and master's degrees: Economics, BA, and Economics, MA. There are 6 forward double-counted credits and a maximum of 15 backward double-counted credits for a total of 21 double-counted credits.

Eligible Forward Double-Counted Courses

Forward double-counted courses must be taken at the graduate level.

ECON 411GEconomic Forecasting Methods3
ECON 413GStatistics for Economists3
ECON 415GEconomics of Employment and Labor Relations3
ECON 426GPublic Economics3
ECON 432GIndustrial Organization3
ECON 447GLabor Economics3
ECON 448GEconomics of Human Resources3
ECON 450GHealth Economics3
ECON 454GInternational Trade3
ECON 455GInternational Finance3
ECON 458GSelected Topics in Economics:3
ECON 506GMathematical Economics I3
ECON 513GIntroduction to Econometrics3

Eligible Backward Double-Counted Courses

ECON 606GMathematical Economics II3
ECON 701Economic Theory: Microeconomics4
ECON 702Economic Theory: Macroeconomics4
ECON 703Econometrics4