Academic and Financial Preparation for Admission

Completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its equivalent from a non-U.S. institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale, are part of the basic admission requirements at the university. Competitive applicants to our Master of Science programs typically have completed coursework in:

  • economics through both intermediate microeconomic and intermediate macroeconomic theory
  • at least one course in statistics
  • one course in calculus
  • one course completion in linear algebra is suggested
  • GRE is not required for admissibility effective Fall 2023; for those interested in submitting their scores, 70th percentile GRE Quantitative Reasoning score reflects the test taker's level of knowledge and is a strong signal of their future success in this program.

Application Requirements

View graduate application requirements including information about deadlines, transcripts, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, GPA, and English proficiency credentials. Both domestic and international applicants are encouraged to apply.

View application requirements

Financial Support

Many of our master's degree students receive graduate assistantships (GA), which can be in the form of teaching or research assistantships. All complete and submitted admission applications to this program are reviewed for GA positions simultaneously. A separate GA application is not required. Scholarships also are available.

Learn more about financial support

Are You a Current Student? Connect with an Advisor.

Danielle Pilar Buhrow, undergraduate senior academic advisor and graduate program coordinator for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, is here to help! Schedule an appointment in CatCloud or send an email with your questions.