Graduate Admission

Basic Expectations for Admission

To be admitted to the program, a student should show demonstrated excellence in undergraduate studies, possess likely aptitude for graduate work of an applied nature, and a satisfactory knowledge of calculus and intermediate level microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. A student need not be an undergraduate economics major. The specific departmental requirements for regular admittance to the graduate program are as follows:

  1. An undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  2. Completion of intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics with a grade B or better.

  3. Evidence of proficiency in calculus and statisitcs with a grade of B or better.

A student who is deficient in one or more of the above criteria, particularly in the third, but who exhibits good prospects for successful performance in the program may be admitted on provisional graduate status.

Any student who has not previously received credit in ECNS 301 and 302, or the equivalent, must take the missing courses before admittance to full graduate status.

Additional Requirement for International Students:

Students whose native language is not English, must submit TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores to be admitted as a graduate non-degree or graduate degree seeking student. If the TOEFL score is below 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based) or 92 (internet-based), the IELTS score is below 6.5 or the MELAB score is below 82, applicants may be admitted provisionally into a graduate program or as a graduate non-degree student and be required to complete English as a Second Language course(s).