Jan 23, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog | 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate Catalog | 2018-2019

Economics, M.S., Early Entry


Exceptional undergraduate students at UNC Charlotte may apply to this Early Entry Program to begin work toward a graduate degree before completion of the baccalaureate degree.  

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of at least 75 undergraduate credit hours (although it is expected that close to 90 credit hours will have been earned by the time the first graduate course is taken)
  • Minimum 3.2 overall undergraduate GPA and 3.2 GPA in the major
  • Acceptable scores on the appropriate graduate standardized test (e.g., GRE)
  • Submit application online at mygradschool.uncc.edu and provide supporting documents
  • Recommendation by the Graduate Program Director and approved by the Graduate School

Continued Enrollment Requirements

  • Completion of Early Entry Program Form, and approved by the Undergraduate Coordinator, Graduate Program Director, and Graduate School, prior to registering for graduate coursework each semester
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 overall undergraduate GPA
  • Undergraduate students are allowed to take only 15 hours of graduate credit before they have completed their baccalaureate degree

Accelerated Program/Double-Counted Courses

This Early Entry Program is also accelerated; up to 12 credit hours earned at the graduate level may be substituted for required undergraduate hours.  In other words, up to 12 credit hours of graduate coursework may be “double counted” toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.  

More Information

For additional details on Early Entry to Graduate Programs, see the “Degree Requirements and Academic Policies” section of the Graduate Catalog and the Graduate Admissions website at gradadmissions.uncc.edu/admissions-info/early-entry.

For details about the full requirements for this degree program, see the program listing in the Graduate Catalog.


Accelerated Master’s Program
(for High School Seniors and UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Freshmen)

Academically talented high school seniors and UNC Charlotte undergraduate freshmen are encouraged to apply to an Accelerated Master’s Program to begin work toward both undergraduate and graduate degrees in their Freshman year. 

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Minimum score of 1900 on SAT
  • Online application for graduate admission
  • Statement of Purpose for pursuing the Accelerated Master’s Degree
  • Three recommendations provided by a high school teacher and, if applying as a UNC Charlotte freshman, from a UNC Charlotte faculty member who taught the applicant in the Fall semester of the Freshman year

Continued Enrollment Requirements

Students must maintain a strong academic record at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher and a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Students accepted into the Accelerated master’s program are subject to the same policies that pertain to other matriculated graduate students.

Double-Counted Courses

Up to 12 credit hours earned at the graduate level may be substituted for required undergraduate hours.  In other words, up to 12 credit hours of graduate coursework may be “double counted” toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. 

More Information

For additional details on the Accelerated Master’s Programs, see the “Degree Requirements and Academic Policies” section of the Graduate Catalog and the Graduate Admissions website at gradadmissions.uncc.edu/admissions-info/accelerated-masters.

For details about the full requirements for this degree program, see the program listing in the Graduate Catalog.