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Admissions to MS in Economics Program

 

Cary QuadrangleThe program is designed for students with strong quantitative backgrounds, including courses in calculus and statistics.   Students with an undergraduate degree in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (the "STEM" disciplines) are preferred, although students from other disciplines will be considered.  Prior course work in Economics is not expected. Students are expected to complete an application, provide undergraduate transcripts (minimum expected GPA 3.0), and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores.  International students must provide evidence of English Proficiency.  New classes are enrolled each August.  Applicants are evaluated by a committee consisting of Economics faculty and administrators.   Applications should be submitted by July 1 to be assured of being considered for admission to the fall (August) class   Students with strong quantitative backgrounds, including current and former Purdue University undergraduate STEM majors, may request a waiver of the GRE/GMAT requirement.  To begin the application process, follow the instructions below.

Admission to Purdue's Graduate School

 

Go to the Purdue University's Graduate School website and click on the "Apply Now" button.  Then click on the "create account" button.  Note that once an account is created, you can return to this application site and log in using the user name and password that you have chosen to continue your application.

1. In the personal information section, select the following with respect to “Term and Program Information”:

  • For campus, select: West Lafayette (Main Campus)
  • For proposed graduate major, select: Economics
  • For enrollment objective, select: Master of Science
  • For entry term and year, select: Fall 2014

2. Complete the “Login Information” section (user name and password)

3. Click “Submit Information”.  You will be directed to a new page: click on link “click here”.

4. You will be redirected to the application login page where you will enter your user name and password.

5. You will be asked to read the Terms of Use. Then click on "I agree" and "I have read the above notice". Then click "Continue".

6. Click on the “Application for Admission” link in the middle of the page.

7. Please read the application instructions thoroughly.  The menu on the left lists the various sections of the application to fill out. Click on each and complete as necessary.

Guide to completing the various sections

1. Complete the “Applicant Information” section

2. Complete the “Campus and Program” section
  • For campus, select: West Lafayette (Main Campus)
  • For proposed graduate major, select: Economics
  • For enrollment objective, select: Master of Science
  • For entry term and year, select: Fall 2014

4. Complete the remaining application sections, including Education Background, Test Scores, Employment and Other history, Resume (upload) and Statement of purpose (upload)

5. Identify two individuals who will write letters of recommendation (include their email addresses). 

6. To complete the application process, provide a GRE score, a TOEFL score, and official transcripts as stated below.

GRE/GMAT. Economics MS program applicants are expected 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 March 1 before the August admissions date.  The GRE test score is preferred, but a GMAT score can be used in place of a GRE score.  An applicant can request a waiver of these tests.  Such a waiver is granted if the individual has demonstrated high performance in a broad range of mathematics and statistics courses, and such courses are clearly comparable in level and content to mathematics and statistics courses offered to STEM majors at U.S. Research Universities.

TOEFL. The Test of English as a Foreign Language, or the "TOEFL", must be taken by applicants whose native language is not English. The official score report for the TOEFL should be sent from Educational Testing Services (ETS) to Purdue University:Banner 11

TRANSCRIPTS.  Economics will accept unofficial transcripts and/or academic documents uploaded through the online application system for review purposes.  However, you will be required to submit official transcripts and/or academic records of all previous universities and colleges attended if you are recommended for admission.  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 does not show or state the awarding of a baccalaureate degree.  Send transcripts to the following address:

 

MS in Economics Admissions
Krannert School of Management
Purdue University
Krannert Center, Suite 104
425 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056

Information Concerning Required Admission Test (GRE/GMAT)

The GRE/GMAT Information 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

Graduate Management Admission Test
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6103
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6103 U.S.A.
Telephone: 1-800-GMAT-NOW (1-800-462-8669)
FAX: (609) 883-4349
E-Mail: gmat@ets.org
Web: http://www.mba.com/



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

When registering for the GRE test, please use the following code:
Institution code for the GMAT test is 1RZ-R6-03

Information Concerning Required Admission Test (TOEFL)

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.toefl.org

When registering for the TOEFL 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 02 or 84

Program Costs:

The program cost (tuition and fees) is  $1,075 per credit hour.  For Indiana residents, the cost is $967.50 per credit hour.  Highly qualified students will be considered for partial tuition scholarships.

Contact Information:

MS in Economics Admissions
Krannert School of Management
Purdue University
Krannert Center, Suite 104
425 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056
Telephone: (765) 494-4375
Fax: (765) 494-1526
E-Mail: krannertMSEcon@purdue.edu
Web: http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/academics/economics/program-ms/

*All fees are subject to increase based on approval by the Purdue University Trustees