Boston College and Stonehill College have arranged for the preferred admission of qualified Stonehill students to the Master of Science in Applied Economics Program at Boston College. The agreement offers a practical and comprehensive curriculum to students interested in acquiring skills related to the analysis and interpretation of economic data across a variety of fields.


  • Application fee waived 
  • GRE requirement waived 
  • Preferred admission without the competition of the rest of the applicant pool 
  • Master’s degree can be completed in one calendar year 
  • Two courses from the list below of “Accepted Stonehill College Transfer Eligible Courses” with a grade of ‘B’ or higher will transfer into the Applied Economics program at Boston College as two graduate courses

    Transfer Eligible Courses*

    • ECO 305 – Public Sector Economics  
    • ECO 311 – International Economics 
    • ECO 309 – Money and Banking 
    • ECO 317 – Economics and the Law 
    • ECO 319 – Urban and Regional Economics 
    • ECO 321 – Economics of Healthcare 
    • ECO 327 – Environmental Economic 

      *In addition, alternative and applicable 300- to 499-level courses with an ECO prefix can be submitted to determine whether they might qualify toward the two-course transfer. In addition, this process is to be coordinated with the Director of the MS Applied Economics Program to assist in targeting the application of these credits to particular elective requirements.
  • Option to delay enrolling in the MS program for up to three years if accepted in the senior year


  • Anticipated successful completion of bachelor’s degree from Stonehill in May of the senior year 
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 at Stonehill 
  • Submission of all application materials by the Boston College deadline 

Application Process

Notify the Stonehill contacts listed below prior to submitting the online application.

Contact Information

Boston College
Applied Economics graduate program

Stonehil College
Craig Kelley, associate provost