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Economics Master's Degree Requirements

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Entrance and Admission Requirements
All entering students must have completed at least one semester each of intermediate micro theory and intermediate macro theory, two semesters of calculus, and one semester each of linear algebra and statistics. All applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination General Test; the GRE Subject Test is not required. Foreign applicants, in addition, must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based test, 550 on the written version or 79 on the iBT version. Applications are accepted for fall semester admission only.

Degree Requirements
All candidates for the M.A. are required to complete 36 graduate credits subject to the following restrictions: 12 credits must be earned in the 700 to 800 series; candidates must take one semester each of Macroeconomics, Political Economy, Economic History, and Mathematical Methods, plus two semesters of Microeconomics and Econometrics; 21 of the credits must be taken within the Department of Economics. The candidate must earn grades of B- or better in the required courses, and maintain a 3.000 average overall.