What is the deadline for application?

All Department of Economics graduate programs begin in the fall semester.

M.S. Agricultural Economics applications can apply at any time; however, applications received by February 15 are prioritized for scholarship consideration. 

Ph.D. and M.S. Economics applicants should submit their application (including all supplemental materials) no later than January 15 prior to the fall semester of expected enrollment in order to guarantee your application is reviewed.

The admissions committee takes time to thoroughly review applications. All applicants will be contacted by email once a decision on their application is complete. The notification emails to Ph.D. and M.S. Economics applicants are typically sent by late-March.

As a member of the Council of Graduate Schools, Iowa State University abides by the Council's Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees, and Assistants. Offers of a graduate assistantship to Ph.D. students will be considered valid until April 15 unless declined at a prior time. If no reply to an outstanding offer is received by April 15, the Department of Economics may rescind the offer.