Economics Graduate Admission
The Department of Economics offers terminal master's (M.A.) degrees and Ph.D. degrees. Current graduate students have varied undergraduate backgrounds, including economics, other social sciences and mathematics. Completion of a master's degree in economics is not required to enter a Ph.D. program, and most students do not obtain an M.A. degree before entering the Ph.D. program.
Application Deadline January 15
The application form and information for both the M.A. and Ph.D. programs in economics can be found on the admissions & finances website. Please note that the Economics Department does NOT accept IELTS in place of TOEFL. Complete applications with supporting material must be received by January 15 to ensure full consideration.
Ph.D. Program Application Details
Please join us for our Ph.D. program information session on Wednesday, December 8th from 6pm to 7pm - Register to attend online at this link: https://graduate.admissions.go.syr.edu/register/max-econ-12-8-21
A person interested in studying for the Ph.D. should complete the application form found on the admissions & finances website and have three letters of recommendation sent on his/her behalf. Applications with supporting materials must be received by January 15 to ensure full consideration.
In addition, an applicant should submit his/her scores from a recent general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and transcripts of all collegiate and post-collegiate work. An applicant whose first language is not English should submit the results of a recent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination. The TOEFL requirement cannot be waived. The Economics Department will accept IELTS in place of TOEFL. Preference for graduate assistantship is given to students with TOEFL scores of 100 (ITOTL) and above.
The Director of Graduate Studies makes the final determination about admission and financial aid. Inquires about admission should be directed to the Economics Department office between the hours of 8:30AM and 4:30PM (EST) at 315-443-3612.