Accelerated MA in Economics

Accelerated Master's Programs Overview

Accelerated master’s degree programs are designed for Mason’s highly qualified and highly motivated undergraduates.

  • They provide a streamlined application process with no application fee.
  • They allow students to apply 12 graduate credits to their undergraduate degrees.
  • Students have the opportunity to take an additional 6 graduate credits to be held for reserve graduate credit (apply only to the graduate degree).
  • They can start their graduate degrees with up to 18 credits earned while undergraduates.

Students admitted to an accelerated master’s degree program have the opportunity to complete both degrees in less time and at a reduced cost.

Highly qualified undergraduates may be admitted to the bachelor's/accelerated master's program and obtain a BA/BS in a chosen major and an MA in Economics in an accelerated time-frame.

To learn more, see our new BAM flyer and contact the Graduate Studies Office at

The department also grants recognition fellowship awards for exceptional MA applicants.  Accelerated Master’s students are eligible to apply for this funding.  Applications for the Economics MA Fellowship may be submitted in the final undergraduate semester, for disbursement after the transition to the MA program. Learn more about these awards on the MA Economics webpage.


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