College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Accelerated MA in Economics

Application Process

Preparing to Apply

Before applying, meet with the director of your undergraduate program and with the director of the master’s program. 

  • Applicants should have completed MATH 113 as a minimum
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and a minimum GPA of 3.25 in all economics courses
  • Applicants must submit a brief personal statement explaining their interest in the program
  • Applicants should have a satisfactory score on the GRE
  • Meet with your undergraduate advisor to review your schedule for completion of the undergraduate degree
  • Plan appropriate graduate course work
  • Be familiar with the policies for accelerated master's programs

When to Apply

Mason undergraduate students who have completed between 75 and 100 credits toward the bachelor’s degree are invited to apply.

Eligible students should contact their advisor to initiate the application process. Access the Accelerated Master’s Application Guide for more information.

Post Application

The application is processed by the Office of Graduate Admissions. If approved, you will receive a letter of admission to the accelerated master’s program and a graduate admissions approval letter for the term you officially begin the master’s program.

The official date for the start of your master’s degree is the semester immediately following your undergraduate graduation.

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline: March 01

Applications to the accelerated master's program are reviewed in spring for admission in fall semester only

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