The 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.
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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
Iowa State offers Master's and Doctorate degrees in both Economics and Agricultural Economics. Find out more information about each program's curriculum by exploring the progress guidelines found on the Master's Program and Ph.D. Program pages. The progress guidelines are the same regardless of major (Economics or Agricultural Economics).
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The department offers a variety of assistantships and tuition scholarships. The standard financial aid offer is a half-time assistantship paying a stipend of $2,050 per month for first-year students. Find out more about financial assistance.
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