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Accelerated B.A./M.S. 3+2 Program

Accelerated B.A./M.S. 3+2 Program

Bard College students majoring in economics or a related field (such as political science, finance, or math) have the option of taking part in a 3+2 program that leads to both an undergraduate liberal arts degree (B.A.) and the Levy M.S. degree in five years. To take part in the combined B.A./M.S. program, students must first meet all of their undergraduate major and distribution requirements within the allotted three years. At the beginning of their fourth year, students enter the two-year Levy M.S. program. Students must complete all of the core courses and their choice of electives to meet the requirements for the M.S. degree.

Transfer students may apply to the 3+2 program after enrolling at Bard as undergraduates, with a major in economics, economics and finance, or other relevant field. Upon completion of the College’s undergraduate requirements, a student may apply to the Levy M.S. program during their senior year. Click here for the Admission Office's guidelines for transfer students.

Sample 3+2 Course Schedule (Economics B.A. Track)*

 
   Fall Spring
Year 1 First-Year Seminar I
Principles of Economics
Calculus I
Elective or Distribution Requirement
First-Year Seminar II
History of Economic Thought
Elective or Distribution Requirement
Elective or Distribution Requirement
Year 2 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Calculus II
200/300-level Economics Requirement
Elective or Distribution Requirement
Intermediate Microeconomics
200/300-level Economics Requirement
Introduction to Econometrics
History of Economics
Year 3 Calculus III / Vector Calculus
200/300-level Economics Requirement
Elective or Distribution Requirement
Elective or Distribution Requirement
Advanced Econometrics
200/300-level Economics Requirement
Elective or Distribution Requirement
Elective or Distribution Requirement
Year 4 Advanced Macroeconomics
Advanced Microeconomics
Research Methods I
500-level Elective
Monetary Theory and Policy
Public Economics
Research Methods II
500-level Elective
Year 5 Research Workshop I
Macrodynamics and Modeling
500-level Elective
500-level Elective
Research Workshop II
Thesis Seminar
500-level Elective
500-level Elective

*All course offerings are subject to the decision of the Bard College undergraduate Economics Department and the Levy Institute M.S. Program Academic Committee, and thus may change from semester to semester. 

The Levy Institute has published 1714 research publications to date.

Levy Publications

Fernando J. Cardim de Carvalho, February 2017

Flavia Dantas, L. Randall Wray, February 2017

Flavia Dantas, L. Randall Wray, February 2017