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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:
|ECO 105||PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS||4|
|ECO 106||PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS||4|
|ECO 305||INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS||4|
|MAT 150||CALCULUS I||4|
|or MAT 135||BUSINESS CALCULUS I|
|MAT 151||CALCULUS II||4|
|or MAT 136||BUSINESS CALCULUS II|
|MAT 137||BUSINESS STATISTICS (or equivalent)||4|
Undergraduate students will typically take the following three graduate level courses during their senior year:
|ECO 505||ADVANCED MICROECONOMICS||4|
|ECO 515||MICROECONOMICS OF MARKET ORGANIZATION||4|
|ECO 516||ECONOMICS OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR I||4|
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.