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Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197


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Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Economics at EMU offers majors and minors in economics with diversified areas of specialization. Economics Department offers:

  • Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Economics; 
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Quantitative Economics, a STEM program starting in Fall 2020
  • Economics Minor

The department also offers several degrees in collaboration with other departments:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Economics and International Business-Economics in collaboration with the College of Business.
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Actuarial Science and Economics in collaboration with Mathematics Department. 

The department also participates in other University programs such as language and international trade, a minor in Urban Studies, and the Women's Studies program.

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Students in 2018
 Student at the 2018 Awards Ceremony
Students in 2018

 Student at the 2018 Awards Ceremony

Graduate Programs

The Department of Economics at EMU offers several terminal masters degrees with diversified areas of specialization. Economics Department offers:

  • Master of Science (MS) in Applied Econometrics
  • Master of Arts (MA) in Economics

The Department of Economics at Eastern Michigan University has about 15-20 graduate students who come from a variety of countries and regions of the world: China, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Middle East, Taiwan, Thailand, and the U.S. Class sizes are relatively small (10 to 15 students).

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Combined BS + MS in Quantitative Economics

Department of Economics will be offering a combined BS + MS in Quantitative Economics, a STEM designated program starting Fall 2020. With this program students can complete a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics and Master of Science in Applied Econometrics in five years. Here are few details:

  • Students are recommended to declare BS in Quantitative Economics in their first two years of their studies.
  • For admission to the Combined Program, students must complete Calculus I, Principles and Intermediate Micro- and Macro Economics, Business Statistics, Econometrics during these first two years.
  • Students must apply to Graduate School in their junior year for admission. The program requires 3.0 GPA at the end of junior year.
  • Students in the BS program will start taking the graduate level courses during their senior year; 12 credit hours of graduate course work will count towards the undergraduate degree as well as the graduate degree.
  • Once student completes the undergraduate coursework and 12 credit graduate coursework in their senior year, they return to campus to take another 18 credit hours of graduate courses to get both degrees at the end of their fifth year.
  • Students will complete both BS and MS degrees with only 142 credit hours (savings of a half semester and 12 credit hours);
  • Students in this program are not required to have a minor but still completing the 64 credit hour General Education requirement of Eastern Michigan University.

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