The PlusOne Program allows undergraduate economics majors at Northeastern to accelerate their study by applying graduate credits taken as an undergraduate toward both an undergraduate and a graduate degree.
If you are a motivated and academically outstanding student, you can begin earning a Master’s degree beginning in your junior year while completing your Bachelor’s degree. This is achieved by allowing you to “double count” up to 16 graduate credits toward both your graduate and undergraduate degree requirements.
There are three main reasons why this option might be right for you.
Undergraduate students may apply to the program as early as the beginning of their junior year, contingent upon having completed the core courses in the undergraduate economics major:
ECON 2315, Macroeconomic Theroy
ECON 2316, Microeconomic Theory
ECON 2350, Statistics
ECON 2560, Applied Econometrics (B.S. Students) or ECON 3530, History of Thougth (B.A students).
When Should I Apply?
You should apply in your junior year, as this will maximize the number of PlusOne degree graduate credits in which you can enroll.
How do I Apply?
What Graduate Courses can I take?
Because economics graduate courses are four credits, you can complete up to four graduate courses while completing your undergraduate degree requirements, for a total of 16 credits Our regulations require you and externally-admitted Master’s students to complete the following four courses first: ECON 5105, Mathematics for Economists, ECON 5110, Microeconomic Theory, ECON 5120, Macroeconomic Theory, and ECON 5140, Applied Econometrics. Once you become a graduate student, you will be allowed to enroll in the same courses as other graduate students in our Master’s program.
Whom do I contact for more Information?
Speak with your undergraduate academic advisor, who will:
Also feel free to speak to the Graduate Coordinator about more information regarding graduate programs in economics.