Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

Economics Graduate Programs

Admission requirements

M.A. admission requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 12 undergraduate credit hours in economics or in equivalents approved by the graduate advisor

  • Satisfactory completion of intermediate level courses on microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. Students not meeting this requirement will be admitted with conditions and be required to satisfactorily complete Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON 4030) and Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECON 4060).

  • Satisfactory completion of at least one course in Calculus. Students not meeting this requirement will be admitted with conditions and be required to satisfactorily complete Calculus I (MATH 1220).

  • Application deadlines: For fall admission, the application deadline is April 1. For spring admission, the deadline is August 1. Late applications will be considered only if space is available.

 

Ph.D. admission requirements

For admission to the Ph.D. program in applied economics, students must satisfy all the criteria identified in The Graduate College catalog. In addition, the Department of Economics requires:

  • GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytical)
  • Intermediate level micro and macroeconomic theory
  • One year of calculus
  • A personal statement discussing your career plans
  • Three letters of reference from persons in a position to assess your qualifications for doctoral-level study and likelihood of successful completion of the Ph.D. degree
  • Application deadline: To receive full consideration for financial assistance, all applications and supporting documents must be received by February 1. The deadline for admission without financial assistance is April 1. Late applications will be considered only if space is available.
  • Graduate student financial assistantship form: A number of assistantships are awarded to Ph.D. students each year. Recipients are selected by a department committee on a competitive basis. Financial assistance is limited to four years.

Questions? Contact:
Dr. C. James Hueng

 

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