Combined BA/MA in Economics

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the combined BA/MA in economics. FIU undergraduates considering applying to graduate schools should seriously consider this program. An outline of the program is given below. For further information please contact our graduate director, Dr. Tobias Pfutze.


The Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts (BA/MA) degree in Economics program is designed for outstanding undergraduate students. It provides a strong base of knowledge and skills in economics, and at the same time accelerates completion of the Master of Arts degree. Students may take advantage of the overlap of courses in the BA and MA programs to receive their MA degrees in a shorter period than it would otherwise be possible.

The BA program in economics requires that students take 9 upper division elective courses. Students in the BA/MA program may take elective courses that would satisfy both the BA and MA requirement.

Students should be economics majors and apply to the program during their junior year. To apply their GPA needs to be above 3.2. Students will also be required to maintain a high GPA (3.0) to remain in the program. The grade requirements for an MA in economics will apply to courses that are counted toward the MA degree. The BA/MA program in economics requires that students take the GRE exam.

Accelerated Bachelor's / Master's Degree Pathways

To be considered for admission to an Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Pathway, applicants must have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA and no fewer than 75 credits of bachelor’s degree requirements completed.

Apply through MyFIU

Visit Accelerated Pathway for steps to apply