MS Applied Economics Admissions

Application deadlines

Spring 2020

  • Applications not accepted.

Summer 2020

  • Applications not accepted.

Fall 2020

  • International: March 15, 2020
  • Scholarship Priority: March 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: June 30, 2020


  • Introductory level course in microeconomic theory
  • Introductory level course in macroeconomic theory
  • One semester, or two quarters, of college-level calculus
  • One course in college-level statistics

Application requirements

To apply you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Current résumé
  • Essay (you can preview the essay for your program by starting an application)
  • Scanned transcripts
  • Contact information for two references who will provide letters of recommendation electronically
  • GMAT/GRE or an approved waiver. Please note, any submitted test scores will be considered regardless of waiver eligibility. 
  • IELTS or TOEFL score (International applicants only)

Entrance exam waiver options

You may be eligible for an entrance exam waiver if you:

  • Earned a relevant bachelor's degree or higher from the University of Cincinnati within the last three years with a 3.5 GPA
  • Successfully completed a prior graduate degree in a relevant field
  • Have 7+ years of relevant work experience with demonstrated advancement 

The program makes every effort to review and respond to applicants in a timely manner, typically within two to three weeks of the application being completed. During peak periods, or very early in the admission cycle, additional processing time may be needed.