Accelerated Undergraduate-to-Graduate Degree Program

Masters of Science in Quantitative Economics (MSQE 4+1)

Gain the analysis and programming skills you need to advance your career in data science - quicker! Economics offers an accelerated version of our master’s degree program that allows undergraduate students to earn credits towards their MSQE before completing their undergraduate degree.

Fast-track your education and get started on a career path in quantitative economics!

The accelerated MSQE 4+1 program offers students the opportunity to earn up to 12 credits during their undergraduate studies, then count those credits towards both their undergraduate and graduate degrees.

The MSQE degree equips graduates with skills in economic decision making, statistics, data analysis, data visualization, and machine learning. This degree improves job market and earning potential, while preparing students for careers as financial and data analysts, machine learning engineers, data scientists, and programmer analysts with top employers.

Getting started is easy and doesn't require a long-term commitment! Our faculty and advisors are available to help students plan as they progress from undergraduate to graduate students and customize a course sequence that tailors to their learning style.

Not sure if MSQE 4+1 is right for you? 

Save time. Save money. Earn more.

With a focused plan of study, students can earn the same MSQE degree with only two additional semesters at UConn. By choosing the accelerated 4+1 option, students can save up to 35% while simultaneously increasing their earning potential with an advanced degree.

Be ready for what's next! 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 36% increase in data scientist jobs between 2021 and 2031. Be ready! A Master's of Science in Quantitative Economics lays a strong foundation of economic theory, while building the practical skills needed for careers in data analysis. Learn more about where MSQE students end up post graduation! 

Signing up is flexible

Taking graduate classes as an undergrad only positions students to enter MSQE after earning their Bachelors. There is still time to decide whether grad school is the right path. View this sample course sequence for more information on what a student's studies may look like in this program.

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