Woods College of Advancing Studies is proud to offer Boston College students an option for accelerated completion of the Master of Science in Applied Economics Program. This option is available to students who have graduated within the past three years, with significant previous economics course work, including Economics majors and minors in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences as well as to students with Economics concentration in the Carroll School of Management. Students enrolled in the accelerated program will have to complete eight courses in WCAS, which is possible to achieve within one calendar year of entry into the program.
Waiver of application fee
Waiver of Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
Preferred admission without the competition of the rest of the applicant pool
Credit for Microeconomic Theory (ECON2201 or ECON2203) and Macroeconomic Theory (ECON2202 or ECON2204) courses if the courses are completed with a grade of B or better. These credits will count as fulfilling the requirement of taking Applied Microeconomic Theory (ADEC 7201) and Applied Macroeconomic Theory (ADEC 7200).
Option to complete the eight remaining course requirements in one additional calendar year
Anticipated successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in May of senior year
Overall GPA of 3.30 or above
Grade of B or better in pre-requisite courses: Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Statistics, Calculus I, and Calculus II*
Submission of all Applied Economics application materials by the end of the semester in which student will graduate. In order to receive priority consideration for WCAS financial aid, students should apply in the Fall semester of their Senior year.
*Calculus II course can be taken after the admission into the program.
Applied Economics MS Degree
MS in Applied Economics has articulation agreements with Stonehill College, Merrimack College, and Suffolk University. Under the terms of these agreements, qualified students from each partner institution are eligible for:
Waiver of the application fee;
Waiver of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE);
Preferred admission without the competition of the rest of the applicant pool;
Advanced standing for up to two upper-level elective courses in Economics that student has completed at the partner institution;
Option to complete the eight remaining course requirements in one additional calendar year.
Anticipated successful completion of a bachelor's degree with a major in Economics from partner institution in May of senior year
Overall GPA of 3.30 or above at the partner institution
Submission of all the application materials by the published Boston College deadline.
Students at partner institutions should contact Program Director of MS in Applied Economics at Boston College with any further questions.