The program enrolls 2-3 students per year. Admission is highly competitive. Accepted students will typically receive a tuition waiver and a stipend in return for 20 hours of work per week.

Application Deadlines

Students are admitted for the fall term only. The application deadline is December 15.

Admissions Requirements

1. Application Fee

A $75 application fee is due when you submit your online application.

2. Bachelor’s Degree

A four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree in any academic field from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required. If you have a three-year non-U.S. degree, you may request a review for determination as to equivalency.

3. Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework is required with your application. Do not mail official transcripts during the applicant stage. An English translation must accompany transcripts issued in a language other than English.

4. Resume

A resume or curriculum vitae documents your prior work experience, publications, honors and awards received and a summary of your educational credentials.

5. Prerequisites

Undergraduate coursework in microeconomics and macroeconomics at the intermediate level or above and in statistics and mathematics (calculus) is expected. Otherwise-qualified students who lack this background may be directed to appropriate coursework to remedy this deficiency.

6. GRE Scores

An officially reported GRE score. Students typically are expected to have minimum scores of 150 on the verbal and quantitative sections and a 4.0 on the analytic writing section. Most admitted students have far higher than the minimum scores.

7. Personal Statement

The personal statement should detail your goals and objectives and clearly identify your interest in the Lerner College degree program.

8. Three Letters of Recommendation

Recommendation forms are emailed directly from the online application to the three recommenders whose names and email addresses you provide. Instructions for returning the completed forms is included in the emails.

9. International Students: Language Test Requirement

International applicants must submit one of the following:

  1. Proof of having earned a degree in either the United States or a country where the primary language is English;
  2. TOEFL score of 100 or higher; or
  3. IELTS score of 7 or higher

The Graduate & Professional Education office provides more detailed TOEFL information.

Tuition and Fees

All tuition rates and fees are for 2016-2017.

Delaware Residents

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Full Time
Tuition $780/credit
Health Fee $227 (per semester)
Center Fee $119 (per semester)

Part Time
Tuition $780/credit
Registration Fee $30 (per semester)

Domestic & International Residents

(US citizens, permanent residents, work-visa holders and international residents)
Full Time
Tuition $1,350/credit
Health Fee $227 (per semester)
Center Fee $119 (per semester)
International Student Fee $100 (per semester)

Financial Aid

We fund a limited number of new students. Funding is highly competitive. Funding decisions for the fall semester are made in either March or April once we have reviewed all of the applicants’ records.