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Combined Degrees

The Economics Department offers special Combined degree programs.
Admission to these programs will only be available for the Fall semester.
Apply online at the Graduate School.

B.A./M.A. in Economics and Optional Advanced Certificate

In this program, undergraduate students with a sufficient GPA can earn a B.A./M.A. degree in 4.5-5 years. Within this program, students also have the option of earning an Advanced Certificate in Applied Economics. Students interested in this program should consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics as early as possible in their college careers and apply no later than during their junior year. Please see this webpage for more details: B.A./M.A. in Economics and Optional Advanced Certificate

B.A./M.S. Combined Degree Program in Economics

In this program, undergraduate students with a sufficient GPA can earn a B.A./M.S. degree in 5 years. Students interested in this program should consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics as early as possible in their college careers and apply no later than during their junior year. Please see this webpage for more details: B.A./M.S. Combined Degree Program in Economics

JD Law / M.A. Economics

The Department of Economics at the University at Buffalo is unique in offering an innovative and increasingly popular Master’s degree in Applied Economics, a terminal degree that also can serve as a foundation for future doctoral work. Many of the courses offered as part of the M.A. program have elements that overlap with the Law School curriculum. Although many perspectives come into play in the study of law, economics can provide a focal point. The Law School has consistently offered a course in Law and Economics, and concern for the economic effects of law guide much of the teaching and analysis. You will apply to both the School of Law and the College of Arts and Sciences Economics Department. JD/M.A. in Law and Economics

M.A. in Economics and Education Policy Analysis

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy in the University at Buffalo’s Graduate School of Education is partnering with the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences to offer a new masters (M.A.) program in Economics and Education Policy Analysis (EEPA). Consistent with UB’s emphasis on innovation and inter-disciplinary studies, this new M.A. program allows you to explore the intersection between economics and education. This unique program aims to train future education leaders and scholars in using economic theory and econometric tools to solve real-world issues in education. You will apply through the Graduate School of Education. M.A. in Economics and Education Policy Analysis