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Admission Criteria

Admission to the EEFE master's degree program is based on a careful evaluation of an applicant's potential to successfully complete the degree program.

It is also based on our ability to offer an effective program to the applicant. Because our faculty and resources are limited, not all qualified applicants can be admitted. The number of applicants who are admitted varies from one semester to another.

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. Applicants must complete the online Graduate School application and pay a nonrefundable application fee.

Scores from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), or from a comparable substitute examination accepted by the graduate program, are required for admission. At the discretion of a graduate program, a student may be admitted provisionally for graduate study in a program without these scores. Letters of recommendation and an applicant's statement of purpose are also required.

Students admitted to the M.S. program are expected to have: 

  • At least 9 credits in economics, including intermediate undergraduate microeconomic theory and intermediate undergraduate macroeconomic theory.
  • Introductory statistics and two semesters of calculus.
  • A minimum 3.00 junior/senior GPA (on a 4.00 scale).
Promising students with special backgrounds, abilities, and interests who do not meet these requirements may be admitted provisionally at the discretion of the program. Students provisionally admitted are required to acquire the necessary background skills in economics, mathematics and statistics once they join the program.