Admission to Graduate Programs - Admission Deadlines


Admission Deadlines

Fall: July 15 (May 1 for international students)* 

*If applying for an assistantship, the application deadline is February 15th.

Applications for admission and all supporting material must be received by the Graduate School by February 15 for students applying for assistantships starting in the fall. This deadline applies to both international and domestic students. Assistantships are typically awarded for the academic year, starting in the fall. The Graduate Assistantship application should be sent directly to the Department of Economics by February 15.

Spring:  December 10 (October 1 for international students)  

Summer:  June 1 (no international applications accepted for summer)


Application Requirements for M.A.:

  • Application form & fee
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Goal statement
  • Transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • GPA of 2.75 from BA or BS degree
  • For international students:
    • TOEFL - valid for 2 years from exam date - min. score 80 (internet based test) 
    • Financial statement
    • Diplomas or mark sheets

Application Requirements for Ph.D.:

  • Application form & fee
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Goal statement
  • Transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • GPA of 2.75 from BA/BS degree or 3.20 from MA degree
  • For international students:
    • TOEFL - valid for 2 years from exam date - min. score 80 (internet based test)
    • Financial statement
    • Diplomas or mark sheet