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Accelerated Program for Boston College Undergraduate Economics Students

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.