Application Deadlines

The dates for application submission are July 1 for fall admission. Students seeking financial aid should complete their applications by January 15, but late applications are considered if funds are available.

Admissions Requirements

1. Application Fee

A $75 application fee is due when you submit your online application. Waivers are available for qualified students.

2. Bachelor’s Degree

A four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any academic field from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required.

3. Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework are 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

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

5. Prerequisites

Previous coursework in statistics and mathematics (multivariate calculus) is expected. Coursework in microeconomics and macroeconomics at the intermediate level or above is ideal, but not required.

6. GRE Scores

Submit your GRE scores; a minimum Quantitative GRE score of 155 is required.

7. Personal Statement

Submit a personal statement that details your goals and objectives and clearly identifies your interest in the Lerner College degree program.

8. Three Letters of Recommendation

Submit three letters of recommendation (preferably from faculty members), that comment explicitly on your ability to do graduate-level work, including graduate-level research and writing. Recommendation forms are emailed directly from the online application to the individuals 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:

  • proof of having earned a degree in either the United States or a country where the primary language is English;
  • TOEFL score of 90 or higher; or
  • IELTS score of 7.0 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

Visit the registrar’s website for residency requirements.
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.