Early Entry

EARLY ENTRY PROGRAM

Get a jump start on Grad School with our exclusive Early Entry Program for outstanding UNC Charlotte undergraduates. Students admitted to the M.S. in Economics Early Entry Program will have provisional acceptance into the M.S. in Economics and students can double count twelve of their graduate courses towards the completion of both their undergraduate and graduate degrees.  

Admission Process

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be a current UNC Charlotte undergraduate student

  • 3.2 cumulative undergraduate GPA

  • 75 earned undergraduate hours

  • Competitive GMAT/GRE score could be waived for candidates meeting certain requirements. Learn more here.   

  • Undergraduate coursework in; Calculus, Econometrics (or equivalent), Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

Application Requirements:
  • Completed application submitted online through the Graduate School's application system including:

    • Statement of purpose

    • Three letters of recommendation

    • Upload transcript(s) of all academic work attempted beyond high school

    • Official GRE or GMAT scores with emphasis placed on the quantitative portion.  To learn more about the GMAT/GRE waiver process click here.

    • Resume ​

Visit Graduate Admissions and the Graduate School application for more information.

Benefits of Early Entry

  • Provisional acceptance to the M.S. in Economics program, without an additional application after graduation, if the student performs satisfactorily in graduate-level classes
  • Jumpstart on graduate work - begin taking graduate-level classes while an undergrad
  • Double count up to 12 hours of graduate coursework
  • Take up to 15 hours of graduate work while an undergrad
  • Cost-effective - Early Entry Students are charged undergraduate tuition and fees for all courses taken until the bachelor's degree is complete
  • Possible GMAT/GRE waiver.  Learn more here

 Contact the Assistant Director for Graduate Student Services - Recruiter, Ryan Chester, for further information. 


The UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business is committed to our community, including future students. Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the M.S. in Economics program has temporarily waived the GMAT/GRE test requirement for Summer and Fall 2021 admissions.

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