Economics and Policy Analysis (MS), Combined Bachelor's + Master's Degree

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The combined DePaul Bachelor's + Master's degree programs allow students to complete 12 graduate credit hours while still undergraduates. These 12 graduate credit hours will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

DePaul Undergraduate Degree + Economics and Policy Analysis (MS)

The MS in Economics and Policy Analysis gives students a distinguished and marketable set of skills in economic theory as it applies to business and policy analysis. Students learn how to conduct statistical and econometric research grounded in sound economic models using data from multiple sources on different issues. In addition, students will be able to explain their results and policy recommendations not only to economists, but also to politicians and the general public.

MS in EPA graduates can find employment in the private sector working for corporations in governmental relations departments, in federal and state governmental agencies, in trade associations or lobbying firms, or in the not-for-profit sector.

All undergraduate students who are interested in applying during their junior year must complete the following prerequisites requirements before admission to the combined program:

Course Title Quarter Hours
ECO 105PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS4
ECO 106PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS4
ECO 305INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS4
MAT 150CALCULUS I4
or MAT 135 BUSINESS CALCULUS I
MAT 151CALCULUS II4
or MAT 136 BUSINESS CALCULUS II
MAT 137BUSINESS STATISTICS (or equivalent)4

Undergraduate students will typically take the following three graduate level courses during their senior year:

Course Title Quarter Hours
ECO 505ADVANCED MICROECONOMICS4
ECO 515MICROECONOMICS OF MARKET ORGANIZATION4
ECO 516ECONOMICS OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR I4

These three courses will count towards completion of the bachelor's degree and will also count towards completion of the MS-EPA. The undergraduate degree will be awarded at the completion of all undergraduate work while the MS-EPA will be awarded upon completion of the remaining graduate level work.​