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Phil Said,
March 9th, 2011 @6:41 pm  

It depends on the program. Most graduate programs expect that you have a bachelors in the field you want to study. However, you may be able to enter a master’s program in economics if you have some work experience in economics, several undergraduate courses in economics, or a very good academic record.

It’s worth applying, but I would contact some economics professors at the schools you are thinking of applying to. Be very serious when you email them and express your interest, motivation, and academic credentials.

Maria18 Said,
March 9th, 2011 @7:37 pm  

No!!! no no no
You have to have a bachelor’s in Economics to get into a master’s program. The classes you take for a bachelor’s, are prerequisites for the courses you will be taking in a Master’s program.

You can go into counseling, or psychology for a master’s degree.

sara1234 Said,
March 9th, 2011 @8:24 pm  

i’m pretty sure that you can do whatever you want to do. your bachelors is separate from your masters.

opiniononly Said,
March 9th, 2011 @9:18 pm  

You do not need a UG degree in economics to apply for graduate programs in econ. As one poster stated, many of the courses taken in a UG program in econ are foundation subjects to the graduate course work. You may find that grad programs expect X number of credits – or – specific coursework in economics, but schools do admit students without them…and clearly state you need to complete them as prerequisites to the graduate level courses. This will add time to your graduate studies.

Check with the admissions offices at the schools of your choice. If your circumstances allow, you may want to defer your undergraduate graduation and continue with UG coursework in Econ. to fulfill any requisites. Your financial aid will cover the courses and they will be cheaper than taking them as a grad student.

Good luck to you.

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