Undergraduate required courses (30 or 31 credit hours):
Undergraduate electives (9 credit hours):
Three undergraduate economics courses and at least 2 of them must be at 4000-level
Graduate courses (27 credit hours):
All graduate-level courses with ECON 5803 (Graduate Mathematical Economics) being either waived or taken as an elective.
Total economics/mathematics credit hours = 66 or 67
Total credit hours for the combined degrees = 135
Note: the mathematics courses that students take also fulfill some of CU Denver (up to 8 hours) and CLAS (up to 4 hours) graduation requirements.
Students need to take only three electives at the undergraduate level; the three electives taken at the graduate level are double counted in fulfilling both BA and MA graduation requirements. ECON 5803 (Graduate Mathematical Economics) is waived or can be counted as one graduate-level elective. The total dual credits are 12 hours.
Additional graduation requirements
All other grade and GPA requirements towards the BA and MA degrees (e.g., a C- or better is needed in each undergraduate-level required course and a B- or better is needed in each graduate-level required course)
- Meet all general admission requirements of the Graduate School
- Be a current CU Denver Economics major with a GPA of 3.5 or better
- The following courses must have been completed at CU Denver with a grade of B+ or better: MATH 2411, MATH 2421, ECON 4071, and ECON 4811
- Students should apply in the semester when requirement 3 is satisfied (typically in the end of the fall semester of their junior year - as in the sample curriculum below)
- Students who do not meet requirements 2 and 3 may apply, but must submit GRE scores and two letters of recommendation; otherwise both are waived