To be admitted into the graduate program, a student must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university. It is not essential that the undergraduate degree be in economics. Graduate students entering the Department have had a wide variety of major background preparation, varying from literature to physics.
Admissions Requirements The Graduate College requires a four year undergraduate degree as a prerequisite for admission for all programs. (Please note that applicants from countries that offer three year undergraduate degrees (e.g. India and Pakistan) should be aware that a three year undergraduate degree is not sufficient for admission.
The economics department will make admissions decisions independently, so application to or admission to other programs will not adversely affect admissions decisions within the Economics department. If you opt to apply, please note, the Graduate School will not accept more than three applications from any individual during the course of his or her academic career.Learn More
The requirements specified in this section are the minimum requirements for graduate admission to the University. Some departments may set higher academic or language requirements. Please consult the Course Directory for full information on each course’s requirements. If you are from an English-speaking country, there are three key requirements.Learn More
Applicants with at least one year studies at the master level can be offered admission to the Research option in the Master program with a transfer of 60 credits. The master's degree in Economics can then be completed within one year. Read more about how to apply for the one year master qualifying for the PhD program.Learn More
A master’s degree is not required, although many applicants have a master’s degree in such fields as economics, engineering, psychology, and statistics. Superior academic performance is expected. Those who hold American PhD or ScD degrees or their foreign equivalents are not normally eligible for admission. (Occasionally, an exception to.Learn More
Admission Requirements To be considered for a position in the PhD in Management programme candidates are expected to have: At least an MSc, MA or MPhil degree in business or economics, or from related fields such as psychology, sociology, engineering, mathematics, etc. (depending on the PhD project).Learn More
A master's degree with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students without a master’s degree will also be considered but they must have completed core requirements for the master's degree in agricultural economics.; Graduate Studies' admission policies.Learn More
Admissions The chief consideration in choosing a department at which to do graduate work in economics must be the quality of its faculty as economists and as teachers of economics. The Department of Economics at the University of Chicago has always ranked among the handful of leading departments in the world. It has also claimed a disproportionate share of the honors the.Learn More
The department will consider proposals for deferral of admission (with guaranteed funding) on a case-by-case basis. Can I apply to receive a Master's degree in Economics? No, we do not offer a terminal MA degree in Economics. You can only apply to the PhD program and then add the MA as an additional degree once enrolled in the PhD program.Learn More
Admission Guidelines We look for students who demonstrate the potential to do well in our program and contribute to the field of economics. Admitted students typically have strong math backgrounds, interest in economics, a good work ethic, and are a good fit with the strengths of our department and the fields that we offer.Learn More
Admissions Information to the Ph.D. Program in Economics Students may enter the Ph.D. program only in the fall. Applicants must present evidence of a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent, or show that they can expect such a degree by the time they begin graduate work.Learn More
GRE General Test score (GRE institutional code: 0069) Applications are not processed without a GRE test score. Please note that GRE scores are valid for five years. Successful applicants are expected to hold an MA in Economics or in related fields (i.e. Mathematics, Statistics, etc.) or equivalent degrees with a GPA of 3.33 or higher.Learn More
Ready to join the Department of Economics as a graduate student? Apply today using the ApplyYourself online system. Submit all application materials, including letters of recommendation, via this online system. Fall, spring and summer admissions are available for select programs.Learn More