What will I learn?

The Department of Economics offers a five year joint degree program that provides the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master of Science in Economics with a focus in either Financial Economics or Financial Econometrics. The MS in Economics Program is a professional, terminal masters degree focused on analytical and quantitative skills in the field of financial economics. In this program, the undergraduate degree requirements are slightly modified to require more mathematics courses in an effort to prepare students for the more rigorous masters-level coursework. Students will double count six hours of masters-level coursework toward the undergraduate degree and complete both the undergraduate degree and the 36-hour Masters degree in five years. At the completion of the degree, students are well-prepared for careers in the financial sector such as: trading analyst, financial consultant, data analyst, distribution analyst and loan administrator.

Students interested in this program will apply during the fall of their junior year and, if admitted, begin taking masters-level courses in the fall of their senior year with an undergraduate classification. Students are reclassified as degree seeking master's students upon completing 96 credit hours, typically in the following semester. These credit hours must include all specific course prerequisites for a baccalaureate degree in Economics, as well as the courses required by the College of Liberal Arts and by Texas A&M University for an undergraduate degree.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
$37,890.00 (28,12,859) per year
Start date

Expected August 2021


College of Liberal Arts

Coke Building 4223 TAMU,

415 Houston St,



77843, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL score of 600 (paper test); PTE Academic score of 68.

For international students

High school/secondary transcript

English proficiency can also be demonstrated by:

a minimum TOEFL score of 80 iBT or

a minimum PTE Academic score of 53

a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band

When to Apply:

Spring/ August 1; Fall/December 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.