A “dual” degree means that students who complete the program earn two master’s degrees: M.A. in economics and M.S. in applied mathematics. Students interested in completing the dual degree in economics and applied mathematics must apply separately to each program, meet the admission requirements of each program, and be accepted by each program. If one program accepts a student for the dual degree but the other program does not, then the student may not graduate under the dual degree program. Students may apply to both programs at the same time or apply to the economics program first, and then to the applied math program after their first semester, or vice versa. Both programs must be completed in the same semester to take advantage of the dual degree program.
The requirements for the dual degree in economics and applied mathematics include completing 21 credit hours in ECON and 21 credit hours in MATH (42 total credit hours).
Students are expected to meet all course prerequisites. ECON 5803 – Mathematical Economics is a prerequisite for ECON 5073 - Microeconomic Theory and ECON 5813 - Econometrics I. This prerequisite requirement is waived for students who are currently admitted to the MS Applied Mathematics program.
A grade of B- or better is required in all courses, with a cumulative grade point average of B (3.0) or above. No course may be taken more than twice.
The following 12 courses (36 hours) are required of all dual degree students:
Dual degree students must also choose two elective courses, according to the following guidelines:
Contact a graduate advisor in the Economics Department for information about Economics course requirements.