Accelerated B.A./M.A. Program

  • Outstanding undergraduate Economics majors at the University of Memphis may begin coursework for the MA in Economics during their senior year.
  • Up to 12 hours of graduate coursework may count for both the B.A. and M.A. degrees.
  • Students may complete the M.A. degree in one additional year (after completion of the B.A. degree).


  • Be a rising senior with a grade point average of at least 3.00;
  • Submit a copy of your transcript to the Department of Economics;
  • Receive three endorsements from department faculty members;
  • Complete an interview with the M.A. Coordinator;
  • Apply for full admission into the Graduate School and into the M.A. Economics upon completion of the undergraduate degree.

Suggested Structure of Program

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • Econ 6810: Quantitative Economic Analysis
  • Econ 7125: Applied Statistical Methods for Business and Economics
  • Other undergraduate courses

Spring Semester

  • Econ 6315: Applied Macroeconomics
  • Econ 7810: Econometrics I
  • Other undergraduate courses

Masters Year

Fall Semester

  • Econ 7300: Economic Theory and Decisions
  • Econ 7320: Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Econ 7811: Econometrics II

Spring Semester

  • Econ 7310: Advanced Microeconomics I
  • Econ 7812: Econometrics III
  • Economics elective field course

You will need one additional course, taken either in the Fall, Spring, or Summer between the two years, to graduate with 33 hours.

If you are interested, you are encouraged to begin planning for it early in your undergraduate career. Consult your undergraduate advisor and the M.A. Coordinator of the Department of Economics.