Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

B.S. in Quantitative Economics+Master of Science (B.S.Q.E.+M.S.)

Students in the B.S. in Quantitative Economics program may be admitted directly into the M.S. in Economics program and “share” 16 credits of graduate level credit with the B.S.Q.E. and M.S. in Economics.

Admissions Criteria

  • BSQE majors may apply for the BSQE + MS program upon earning junior status if on track to complete at least 165 undergraduate credits before starting the Master’s theory sequence in Fall Term. Please see the BSQE+MS section of our website, pdx.edu/economics
  • Candidates for the BS + MS program should apply online using the BSQE+MS program, not the MS program, by submitting a graduate application through the Graduate School. Prior to the beginning the application process, students are strongly encouraged to contact the graduate advisor.
  • If the application is successful, the student will be notified via e-mail.
  • Applicants will not be required to submit GRE scores provided they satisfy the following requirements:
  • A GPA of 3.5 or above for all economics classes
  • A PSU institutional GPA of 3.3.
  • 500-level courses must be graded B or better.
  • All undergraduate economics courses must be graded C- or better.
  • No P/NP credit in required economics, mathematics and statistics classes except as exempted by COVID-19 policy.
  • Department residency requirement of 24 undergraduate economics credits taken at PSU satisfied.
  • PSU residency requirement for 45 of last 60 credits taken at PSU satisfied

Please Note:

The Department of Economics awards Graduate Assistantships (GAs) on a competitive basis each year. BS + MS students who meet the admission criteria and who wish to apply for a GA-ship must submit their application by February 1st of the year they graduate with a BSQE.

Continuation Criteria

Students must maintain GPAs of:

3.3 in courses numbered 500 and above, with a minimum grade of B
3.5 in economics courses numbered 499 and below, with a minimum grade of C-
3.3 overall at PSU.