Graduate Programs

Excellent Rankings

Early economics studentsThe Department of Economics at Iowa State University presents a unique tradition of excellence in graduate education, overseeing a Master's Program and Ph.D. Program in both economics and agricultural economics.
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Since the first M.S. degree in 1913 and the first Ph.D. in 1925, students have come to Iowa State from many states and nations to receive graduate instruction in economics. See the statistics on the class profiles of the most recent years.

Career Placements

Iowa State Economics Department graduates go on to successful positions in academia, research, and private industry. Read our listing of M.S. job/education placements and Ph.D. job placements.

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Admission Guidelines

Admission to the graduate program and financial assistance is based on a combination of factors: prior coursework and performance, GRE and TOEFL (international students) results, letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose. Applications are evaluated both individually and in relation to other applicants to the program

Costs

Learn about tuition, fees, housing, and other expenses.

Financial Assistance

The department offers a variety of assistantships and tuition scholarships. The standard financial aid offer is a half-time assistantship paying a stipend of $1,850 per month for first-year students. Find out more about financial assistance.

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Contact us

Want more information about course requirements and how a graduate degree in economics can satisfy your particular interests? Contact us at econgrad@econ.iastate.edu or (515) 294-2702. Or contact the Office of Admissions at www.admissions.iastate.edu  or (800) 262-3810.

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