Applying to the M.S. in Economics and Applied Econometrics
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.
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.
Submit a resume or curriculum vitae that documents your prior work experience, publications, honors and awards received and a summary of your educational credentials.
Coursework in microeconomics and macroeconomics at the intermediate level or above and in statistics and mathematics (multivariate calculus) is expected. Additional coursework in finite math or linear algebra is helpful.
6. GRE Scores
Submit your GRE scores; a minimum Quantitative GRE score of 156 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 100 or higher; or
- IELTS score of 7.0 or higher
The Graduate & Professional Education office provides more detailed TOEFL information.
* Visit the registrar’s website for residency requirements.
All graduate students are responsible for mandatory fees in the Fall and Spring semesters. These fees vary based on whether a student is taking the program on a full-time or part-time basis. Please visit the Graduate Fees and Financial Aid page in the Graduate Catalog for full details.