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Combined Degree Program

Save Time and Money with a Combined Bachelor’s + Master’s Degree Program


Save more than $21K in tuition by double counting three graduate course taken in your senior year.

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You can can complete the nine remaining courses for the MS in Economics & Policy Analysis in one year.

The combined bachelor’s + master’s degree program in Economics and Policy Analysis allows you to double count three graduate level courses toward both an undergraduate degree and the MS degree — a tuition savings of $12,480. Upon completion of the bachelor's degree, all students in the combined degree program receive the Double Demon Scholarship, which allows you to deduct an additional 25 percent off the tuition and save $9,360 in tuition.

You can earn course credit for a graduate internship. Work on Capitol Hill, an independent agency or nonprofit, or in the private sector. You'll be immersed in analysis, research and policy making.

Previous internship positions:

  • White House Fellow
  • Congressional Research Service
  • Clinton Global Initiative
  • Several Congressional Offices


More than 90% of our graduates are employed within six months of graduation.


More than 40% of our alumni currently make at least $81,000/year.


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The combined DePaul Bachelor's + Master's degree programs allow students to complete 12 graduate credit hours while still undergraduates. These 12 graduate credit hours will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

DePaul Undergraduate Degree + Economics and Policy Analysis (MS)

The MS in Economics and Policy Analysis gives students a distinguished and marketable set of skills in economic theory as it applies to business and policy analysis. Students learn how to conduct statistical and econometric research grounded in sound economic models using data from multiple sources on different issues. In addition, students will be able to explain their results and policy recommendations not only to economists, but also to politicians and the general public.

MS in EPA graduates can find employment in the private sector working for corporations in governmental relations departments, in federal and state governmental agencies, in trade associations or lobbying firms, or in the not-for-profit sector.

All undergraduate students who are interested in applying during their junior year must complete the following prerequisites requirements before admission to the combined program:

Course Title Quarter Hours
MAT 137BUSINESS STATISTICS (or equivalent)4

Undergraduate students will typically take the following three graduate level courses during their senior year:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Graduate Economics elective (subject to prerequisites)4

These three courses will count towards completion of the bachelor's degree and will also count towards completion of the MS-EPA. The undergraduate degree will be awarded at the completion of all undergraduate work while the MS-EPA will be awarded upon completion of the remaining graduate level work.​

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Questions about the combined bachelor’s + master’s degree program in Economics and Policy Analysis should be directed to Gabriella Bucci at