Applicants to the Levy Institute M.S. program must have:
- a baccalaureate or equivalent degree*
- should have college-level calculus (multivariate), economics (intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics at a minimum), statistics and/or econometrics,
- two or three 300-level economics electives, and/or relevant courses.
Work experience, internships, and/or volunteering in related fields are also recommended. GREs are required for students who have less than a 3.4 cumulative undergraduate GPA. VIEW MORE >>
B.A./M.S. 3+2 Program
In keeping with the College’s long history of curricular innovation, qualified students in economics and related fields may proceed directly from three years of undergraduate study at Bard to the two-year master’s degree program. Students earn both a liberal arts degree (B.A.) and a professional degree (M.S.) in five years. While the B.A. is granted only upon completion of the M.S., the 3+2 track offers highly motivated students the opportunity to expedite their graduate degree completion. Interested Bard students should apply in their junior year. Interested students should inquire as soon as possible to ensure they meet all requirements. VIEW MORE >>
Tuition and program fees for the 2014–15 academic year are $30,000.
The Levy Institute M.S. program provides need-based financial aid. A number of merit-based scholarships are available through the Levy Economics Institute.
All students must carry health insurance while enrolled at Bard. Bard Basic Insurance: $1,402. Health Services Fee (per semester): $226. Students may opt out of Bard Basic Insurance only if they already have adequate health insurance coverage.