Application Requirements

Economics and Business Economics (BA)

If you would like to become a business economics or economics major:

It's also recommended that you complete ECON 405 and 406, and MATH 112, 115, 196, or 211 early in your major program. If you plan to do graduate work in economics you will need to take MATH 221 and 222 and consider MATH 312 and 321.

5-year degree (BA/MS)

Our five-year program lets you earn both a bachelor of arts in economics and a master of science in applied economics.

  • Maintain a 3.3 GPA to be admitted, which usually happens during your sophomore or junior year.
  • Demonstrate the ability and discipline to successfully complete this accelerated combination of undergraduate and graduate program in economics.
  • Then, you're granted early conditional admission to graduate school after you finish the special undergraduate core program and may double-count some credits toward both degrees.

Applied Economics (MS)

If you would like to earn a Master of Science in Applied Economics:

  • Apply to the Graduate School.
  • GPA: 2.75
  • The GRE or GMAT may be waived for those with a post-baccalaureate degree. 
  • Complete the prerequisites or equivalents of: ECON 405, ECON 406, MATH 221.

Data Analytics (Graduate Certificate)

If you would like to earn a Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics:

  • Apply to the Graduate School.
  • GPA: 2.75
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Statistical experience equivalent to IS 242/STAT 242 or equivalent course
  • Computer experience including familiarity with spreadsheet software such as Excel
  • Programming familiarity in SAS or other language equivalent to STAT 304 or IS 251


  • Ideally sequencing is a 2-2-1 – with IS 534 - Foundations and IA 658 - Best Practices in Data Management in the fall, ECON 670 – Advanced Economic and Business Forecasting and STAT 615 – Data Mining in the spring, and then STAT 660 – Data Visualization as the final course in summer.

Program Requirements

IS 534, IA 658, STAT 615, ECON 670, STAT 660