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Maximize your potential with Lehigh’s Accelerated 4+1 MS in Applied Economics (MSAE) Program.
About the Program
This 4+1 program provides Lehigh undergraduate students with a clear path to fulfilling master’s degree requirements in a one-year post-baccalaureate program.
Lehigh undergraduate students can enter the Accelerated 4+1 MSAE program at any time during their undergraduate degree pursuit. However, early adoption of the accelerated program is more likely to guarantee completion of the master’s degree in Applied Economics in a one-year timeframe.
Undergraduate students with room in their schedules may have the opportunity to take and reserve graduate-level (400-level) courses during their undergraduate study. A maximum of 6 graduate-level credits is permitted to be reserved toward the 30 credits required for the MS in Applied Economics degree.
Undergraduate students who reserve 6 graduate credits towards the degree enjoy graduate tuition savings by reducing the number of credits that need to be taken as graduate students. Undergraduate students who are not able to reserve graduate-level courses will be granted a 20% tuition award on the graduate tuition needed to complete 30 graduate-level credits toward this degree.
Ready to start your journey?
1. Admission to the 4+1 Program
All students must submit the 4+1 form.
A faculty advisor from the economics department will then be assigned to you to assist you in navigating the pathway to the fulfillment of all requirements.
This program is open to all Lehigh undergraduate majors and prospective undergraduate students that incorporate the following coursework into their undergraduate degree.
- ECO 001 Principles of Economics
- ECO 146 Intermediate Microeconomics
- ECO 119 Intermediate Macroeconomics
- Statistics ECO 045
- Calculus I MATH 021 or MATH 081 or equivalent
- Either Statistics II or Calculus II or Econometrics
Acceleration during your undergraduate studies
Undergraduate students with room in their schedules may have the opportunity to take and reserve graduate-level (400-level) courses during their undergraduate study. A maximum of 6 graduate-level credits is permitted to be reserved toward the 30 credits required for the MS in Applied Economics degree. The catalog page provides details on how undergraduates may petition to enroll in 400-level courses. These courses are then to be reserved by submitting a petition for the graduate degree. Graduate-level courses may NOT be used to fulfill ANY undergraduate requirement. Contact Mary Gulick at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions related to this process.
2. Guaranteed Admission to the MSAE Program
Any Lehigh undergraduate student graduating with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and who has taken the minimum prerequisite courses would automatically be admitted into the MSAE Program for the start of the next semester after completing the requirements for an undergraduate Lehigh degree.
Undergraduate students must upload a resume in the graduate application portal, confirming their intention to continue into graduate study. The admissions deposit is waived.