Admissions Requirements


Admission into the Master of Science in Applied Economics program is competitive. To be considered for regular admission students must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Undergraduate GPA: minimum of 3.00 on a 4.00 point scale
  3. Competitive GRE scores
  4. Completed courses in calculus, statistics with a minimum grade of “C” in each course and a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in these courses.  Stronger applicants will have had Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomics.
  5. Completed ECON 7110 – Math for Applied Economics with a minimum grade of “C”

Students who apply by the deadlines below and meet the first four requirements will be conditionally admitted and given the opportunity to take Math for Applied Economics before beginning the program. The Math for Applied Economics requirement will be waived upon demonstration of current proficiency in algebra and calculus. Contact the Program Director for details.

The GRE requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Program Director for applicants holding a graduate degree in a quantitative field.


Applicants may be admitted on a provisional basis based upon the evaluation of their application materials. Provisional admission is for applicants who do not satisfy regular admission requirements or applicants who require pre-requisite coursework prior to entering the program.

Application Deadlines

The deadline for completed applications for fall semester admissions is May 1st with decisions being made on or before June 1st. Applications for spring semester are due by October 1st with decisions being made on or before October 15th. Applications completed after the deadline will be considered at the discretion of the program director.

Last updated: 9/26/2018

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