MS Applied Economics Admissions

Application deadlines

Fall 2020

  • International: May 15, 2020
  • Scholarship Priority: June 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: July 31, 2020 (subject to space availability)

Spring 2021

  • International: October 15, 2020
  • Domestic Deadline: December 15, 2020 (full time program subject to space availability)


  • 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
  • IELTS or TOEFL score (International applicants only)

Note: As a response to COVID-19, the Lindner College of Business is not requiring GMAT/GRE scores on applications for fall 2020.

Next steps

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.