M.S. Economics Admission Guidelines

  • Bachelor's degree in Economics or closely related field, with an emphasis on quantitative course work throughout the undergraduate program.
  • GRE-Verbal >152*
  • GRE-Quantitative >152
  • Analytical Writing ≥ 4.0*
  • High grades in quantitative courses including calculus and statistics. Some background in linear algebra and probability theory preferred.

In addition to the guidelines listed above, successful international applicants generally meet the following requirements:

  • TOEFL > 88 (Internet-based) OR IELTS: 6.5

These criteria were developed based on our experiences with successful applicants. Applicants are not automatically disqualified if they fall short in one or two areas. Likewise, applicants are not guaranteed admission even if they meet all of the criteria.

The Department of Economics does not track the average GPA of incoming students. Rather than focus purely on an applicant's overall GPA, the admissions committee will review grades/marks of  coursework to ensure standards are met prior to admission.

*We understand that some international applicants may struggle in the verbal and analytical writing portions of the GRE. The admissions committee will take into consideration if English is not an applicant's first language.

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