Upon admission, it is recommended that students complete the four master’s core courses during their senior year, which must include both the fall and spring terms in the same academic year.
|Spring||ECON 5120||Macroeconomic Theory|
|Fall||ECON 5110||Microeconomic Theory|
|Fall||ECON 5105||Math & Stats|
|Spring||ECON 5140||Applied Econometrics|
Two of these courses may be counted as advanced economics electives toward the B.A. degree requirements and three of these courses may be counted as advanced economics electives toward the B.S. degree requirements. The remaining master’s core course(s) will count as a free elective(s) in the undergraduate program. (Some may be taken as overloads to a student’s regular four-course undergraduate load, but overload charges will apply.) Once the undergraduate degree requirements have been met, including the attainment of at least 128 semester hours, the undergraduate degree will be awarded and students will no longer be considered as undergraduate students. They will transition to graduate student status. Students are then required to complete an additional 16 semester hours of graduate coursework (electives) to finish the program and earn the Master’s degree. Students completing an undergraduate combined major in economics must complete all four of the M.S. electives with graduate courses in the Economics Department. Under the circumstance that a schedule conflict prevents a student from taking some of these four core graduate courses during her/his senior year, up to two of these four courses may be substituted using the graduate elective courses, with approval from Graduate Program Director Professor Jun Ma. Note that no substitution is permitted for ECON 5105 since it is offered in both the fall and spring semesters.
If a student decides not to complete the graduate portion of the program all the requirements of the undergraduate degree must be completed in order to receive the B.S. or B.A. degree. Additionally, the graduate courses used to earn the undergraduate degree cannot be used at a later date toward a graduate degree at Northeastern.
Economics graduates are allowed to take two courses (with approval from the Department of Economics) outside of Economics that will count toward their MS degree.
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