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The PlusOne Program in Economics provides the opportunity for the best of Northeastern's undergraduate economics majors to complete both the undergraduate degree program (BS or BA) and the professional program (MA) in economics in less time than if the programs were completed sequentially.
Students earning a bachelor's and then a master's degree from NU would need to earn a total of 160 semester hours (128 SH for the BA or BS and 32 SH for the MA). However, in the PlusOne program students take 16 semester hours of graduate core courses in their senior undergraduate year, thereby reducing the total number of semester hours required for both degrees to 144.
Undergraduate students may apply to the program at the beginning of their junior year, contingent upon having completed the core (required) courses in the undergraduate economics major.
ECON 2315, Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 2316, Microeconomic Theory
ECON 2350, Statistics
ECON 3560, Applied Econometrics (BS students) or
ECON 3520, History of Thought (BA students)
Application is limited to students who have an undergraduate record with an overall GPA of 3.5 in courses taken to date, a GPA of 3.5 in the economics major, and under normal circumstances no grades below a B+ in the core courses (noted above).
Upon admission, students are required to complete the four master's core courses during their senior year.
ECON 5105, Math & Stats for Economists (fall)
ECON 5110, Microeconomic Theory (fall)
ECON 5120, Macroeconomic Theory (spring)
ECON 5140, Applied Econometrics (spring)
Two of these courses may be counted as advanced economics electives toward the BA degree requirements and three of these courses may be counted as advanced economics electives toward the BS degree requirements. The remaining course(s) will count as free electives 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, students will graduate with the Bachelor's degree and enter the Master of Arts program. They then complete an additional 16 semester hours of graduate coursework (electives) to earn the Master's degree.
Students admitted to the program are encouraged to obtain a co-op position or an internship directly related to economics either during their junior or senior year, or immediately prior to starting full-time graduate studies. The Department of Cooperative Education and the Department of Economics will assist students in their placements.