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    Any accessible Master Program for Psychology Student?

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    Hey everyone! I am applying for a master program that might potential help me transit into econ. I did psychology for my undergraduate but became more and more disenchanted about empirical studies in psych.
    I understand that it won't be possible for me to get into any prestigious econ program unless I can somehow prove my mathematical abilities with a Master degree. I am wondering if there is any Master program that is willing to take students with weak mathematical background but have strong Econ PhD outcome.
    I understand these two criteria are conflicting but any feedback will be greatly appreciated.
    I have been applying for a few applied stats program but I doubt that will be enough for a econ PhD.


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    Re: Any accessible Master Program for Psychology Student?

    Most Master programs require intermediate micro and macro at the bare minimum as far as Econ coursework is concerned(you need to check their websites for pre-requisites).For math Courses, you are only missing Calc III. So, if you take these three classes you should be in good shape to enter a master. At this point, you DO NOT want to enter a stats masters.. You are severely lacking Econ research experience and coursework; without these you will be a very hard sell (meaning its not clear why you are applying for an Econ PhD). Also, during your masters you want to take Real Analysis & Mathematical Statistics.

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    Re: Any accessible Master Program for Psychology Student?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bayes View Post
    Most Master programs require intermediate micro and macro at the bare minimum as far as Econ coursework is concerned(you need to check their websites for pre-requisites).For math Courses, you are only missing Calc III. So, if you take these three classes you should be in good shape to enter a master. At this point, you DO NOT want to enter a stats masters.. You are severely lacking Econ research experience and coursework; without these you will be a very hard sell (meaning its not clear why you are applying for an Econ PhD). Also, during your masters you want to take Real Analysis & Mathematical Statistics.
    Not sure this is the case. OP can always take a graduate diploma in the UK like the one Cambridge/Birkbeck/U of London/Warwick offer, they all lead into 1 year MSc.

    Also, does Barcelona GSE have a minimum economics requirement? They don't mention any specific requirements on their website but they do market to non-economists a lot. Same with Bocconi and its MSc in Economics

    I guess the OP should look at Europe more than the US. It'll be cheaper regardless.

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    Re: Any accessible Master Program for Psychology Student?

    If you're still in the UK, look into getting a graduate diploma in both economics and mathematics. You should be able to do both of them and score relatively well if you do it full-time, or spread them over 2 years and get some research experience on the side.

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