Economics BS/MA Dual Admission Program

Dual Admission Accelerated Program for Economics BS/MA

Admission Requirements:

  1. Students must have an overall GPA of 3.5
  2. Students are must have completed 60+ undergraduate credits at the start of the semester he or she is accepted as a BS/MA student.  Transfer students applying to the program must have completed at least 12 credits at John Jay.
  3. Student should have completed ECO 213, ECO 255, MAT 241, or equivalent

Application Requirements:

The program requires applicants to submit the following documents:

  1. CUNY first student transcript and copy of current degree audit - DW
  2. Two letters of recommendation from faculty members to provide an assessment of the student’s scholarly capabilities (including writing and communication skills)
  3. A personal statement of approximately 500 words detailing your qualifications and reasons for pursuing the accelerated program
  4. A writing sample of 5-10 pages (of a research or analytical paper)                                                                           

Please email these documents in one PDF file to Graduate Program Director Ian Seda-Irizarry at and Major/Minor Coordinator Jay Hamilton at

Submission deadlines:

June 1 for Fall Admission and January 10 for Spring Admission

Please note: The Admissions Committee may request interviews with applicants.