This program offers students the opportunity to fulfill the requirements of the BA and MA degrees in less time, and for less money, than the separate degree programs. Students earning a UMKC BA degree in Economics may count up to 9 credit-hours of 400-level undergraduate credit toward the MA degree. A student completing the requirements for the BA degree with 9 credit-hours of 400-level coursework (including ECON 425 and 451) can earn the MA degree with seven additional Economics courses (as specified below). For a full-time student this additional coursework can be completed in one year of study.
The requirements for this program are:
- Students must apply after completion of 60 hours toward their BA degree. Students must apply for the BA-MA option before applying for graduation with the BA degree.
- To apply, students must submit an application (Application form) and a completed Declaration of Major forms to the Department of Economics (Declaration forms).
- Student applications will be reviewed and approved or denied at the discretion of the MA Program Advisor in the Department of Economics.
- Students must pass a college-level calculus course before entering the program. MATH 206 Brief Calculus and Linear Algebra or an equivalent is recommended; MATH 210 Calculus I is also acceptable.
BA Component – see the requirements for the BA-Economics program.
|Required Undergraduate Courses|
|ECON 425||Intermediate Economic Statistics||3|
|ECON 451||Institutional Economic Theory||3|
|One ECON 400-Level Elective||3|
|Required MA Courses|
|ECON 5501||Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis||3|
|ECON 5502||Advanced Microeconomic Analysis||3|
|ECON 5521||Mathematical Economics||3|
|ECON 5525||Econometric Methods||3|
|ECON 5551||Advanced Institutional Theory||3|
|Elective Graduate Economics Courses: Two Economics courses at the 5500 level or higher.|