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Economics

We are pleased with your interest in one of our two graduate programs: the Doctoral Program or the Online Master of Science Program. Additional documents are required to support the application to the Online MS or PhD degree programs. Supporting documents should be mailed directly to the program:

Supporting Documents for Economics Doctoral or Online MS Degree Program: 

  • Transcripts - Economics will accept unofficial transcripts and/or academic documents uploaded through the online application system for review purposes.  You will only need to provide official transcripts and/or academic records at the request of Economics or if you are recommended for admission.
  • GRE Test
  • English Proficiency
  • Recommendation letters Two (2) recommendation letters are required to support your application.  Your appraisers should submit the letters online through the electronic application. When you create an online application to the Purdue Graduate School, you will have the opportunity to enter the names of your recommendation providers. Elect to have the recommendation submitted online. Your recommendation provider will then receive an automatic email notification with instructions for accessing our online recommendation system. Once the online recommendation is submitted, the graduate program to which you applied will have access to view your online recommendation.
  • Statement of Purpose: An essay concerning your purpose for seeking the degree.  Please try to keep your statement of purpose to 4 pages or less.
  • Resume

Application Deadline for Economics Doctoral or Online MS Degree Program: For either program, evaluation of the application will occur once all supporting documentation has been received.

For the PhD program: applications must be completed on or before February 15th for the cohort starting in the fall semester of each year.

For the Online MS program: applications must be completed on or before July 1st for the cohort starting in the fall semester of each year.

The PhD Office in the Krannert Graduate School of Management processes applications not only for the PhD in Economics Program but also for the Online MS Degree Program in Economics.  All students in the Online MS Degree Program complete a core set of courses online during the first academic year.  During the second academic year, students can either complete the MS Degree program entirely online or come to Purdue University’s West Lafayette, Indiana campus and enroll as a full-time student to complete the program and obtain their MS Degree in Economics. The second option is termed as a “hybrid” program, as students complete classes in their first year from their home location (online) and in the second year in residence on the Purdue campus. If you choose the hybrid version of the online program, there is no separate application procedure.

Contact Information Send Supporting Documents To:
Web Sites of Interest

Krannert PhD Admissions Office
 (765) 494-4375 
krannertphd@purdue.edu

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Krannert Online MS in Economics Admissions Office
(765) 494-4375
krannertmsecon@purdue.edu

Krannert PhD/Online MS in Economics Admissions
Krannert Graduate School of Management
Krannert Center for Executive Education and Research, Suite 104
425 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056
USA

Before completing your electronic application for admission to either program, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to graduate degree study in each of the two graduate programs in Economics. It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

Current master's students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will be required to submit a new application for admission consideration.

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Master's Degree Completion: 
       
    Not required
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Required -- no minimum score set; however, a high quantitative score is expected (80 percentile or above)

Additional International Applicant Requirements: 

  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
       Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 575
       Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
       With the following minimum section requirements:
        Reading: 19
        Listening: 14
        Speaking: 18
        Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers 
       
    Not required, but recommended 

Online MS Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
       
    3.0 or equivalent required
  • Strong Quantitative Background: For example, an undergraduate major in Science, Technology, Engineer or Mathematics/Statistics (STEM)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
       
    Required -- no minimum score set; however, a high quantitative score is expected (80 percentile or above)

Additional International Applicant Requirements: 

  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
       Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 575
       Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
       With the following minimum section requirements:
        Reading: 19
        Listening: 14
        Speaking: 18
        Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers 
       
    Not required, but recommended