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Economics

Graduate Admissions Information

The Economics PhD program for Purdue University is one of the PhD programs offered by the Krannert School of Management. Admission to the economics doctoral program is limited to students of outstanding promise. They must have completed two semesters of calculus, one semester of linear algebra and one semester of statistics prior to entering the program. Admission to the doctoral program is open to all degree holders and is not restricted to students with an undergraduate degree in economics.

Information concerning the application process for the Krannert Doctoral Program in Economics, including the procedure for applying online, is available at the PhD web site for the Krannert School.  If you would like to request further information concerning the Economics PhD program, contact information is provided below:

PhD Admissions
Purdue University
Krannert School of Management
Krannert Center, Suite 104
425 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056
E-mail: krannertphd@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 494-4375
Fax: (765) 494-1526

Economics Program Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have completed two semesters of calculus and one semester of linear algebra, as well as have demonstrated competence in undergraduate studies. The required application form and supporting documentation, described below, should be sent by February 15:

  • Program Application. Please contact the Ph.D. office to request application material as well as faculty research profiles for your particular area of interest. Inquires may be sent using the following e-mail address: krannertphd@purdue.edu

  • GRE. Economics program applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examinations test "GRE" which is administered by the Educational Testing Service "ETS". GRE tests are administered four times a year. Applicants are advised to take the test no later than December or January before the August admissions date.

  • TOEFL.  An official score report for the TOEFL test must be received from applicants whose native language is not English. ETS codes for Purdue University are:
    Institution Code for Purdue University: 1631
    Department Code for Purdue University: 02 or 84

  • Transcripts. Applicants must submit one official copy of all previous university and colleges attended. If transcripts are not in English, an official English translation, certified by the college or university, must be provided along with an official transcript in the native language. A certified copy of a diploma will be required if a transcript do not show or state the awarding of a baccalaureate degree.

  • Resume. Applicants should provide a resume or employment history.

  • Letters of Recommendation. Two letters of recommendation are required. Academic or professional recommendations are acceptable.

  • Statement of Purpose. A written essay concerning your purpose for receiving a Doctor of Philosophy degree, your reasons for wanting to study at Purdue University, your research interests, along with your professional plans for the future.

Information Concerning Required Admissions Tests

GRE
The GRE Information & Registration Bulletin can be obtained by writing or calling:

Graduate Record Examinations
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6000
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6000
U.S.A.
Telephone: (866) 473-4373
FAX: (609) 771-7906
E-Mail: gre-info@ets.org
Web: http://www.gre.org

When registering for the GRE test, please use the following codes to ensure that your official test is received by the admissions office:
Institution Code for Purdue University: 1631
Department Codes for Purdue University: Economics 1801 or 4301

TOEFL
In order to receive information TOEFL Bulletin of Information for TOEFL, TWE, and TSE contact:

Test of English as a Foreign Language
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6154
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6154
U.S.A.
Telephone: (609) 771-7100
FAX: (609) 771-7500
E-Mail: toefl@ets.org
Web: http://www.ets.org/toefl

An official score report for the TOEFL test must be received from applicants whose native language is not English. ETS codes for Purdue University are:
Institution Code for Purdue University: 1631
Department Code for Purdue University: 02 or 84

The Test of Written English (TWE) and the Test of Spoken English (TSE) are not a requirement for admissions.

Krannert Center, Suite 104
425 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056
Email:  krannertphd@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 494-4375
Fax: (765) 494-1526