Supported Degree Objectives

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Business Economics and Data Analytics Graduate Certificate - Online
  • Financial Economics Graduate Certificate - Online
  • Public Economics and Policy Graduate Certificate - Online

Required Supporting Documents

English Proficiency Requirements (Residential Only)

  • The following English proficiency minimum scores are required by this program for the tests listed below. To view additional English proficiency options accepted by this program and the Graduate School, visit the English Proficiency Requirements page.

TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT): Minimum Overall Required Score: 93
Minimum section requirements:

  • Reading: 22
  • Listening: 18
  • Speaking: 22
  • Writing: 20

TOEFL: Essentials: Minimum Overall Required Score: 9.5
Minimum section requirements:

  • Reading: 9
  • Listening: 9
  • Speaking: 9
  • Writing: 9

IELTS (Academic Module): Minimum Overall Required Score: 7.5
Minimum section requirements:

  • Reading: 7
  • Listening: 7
  • Speaking: 7
  • Writing: 7

Online Master's Degree and Graduate Certificate Program Requirements - Online

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)
  • Strong Quantitative Background: For example, an undergraduate major in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics/Statistics (STEM)

Doctoral Degree Program Requirements

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)
  • Master's Degree Completion (Preferred)

Application Deadlines

Program Contact Information

Residential PhD
Name Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business PhD Admissions
Phone 765-494-4375
Web Program Website
Address Purdue University Rawls Hall, Suite 2021
100 S. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2076


Online Master's and Graduate Certificates
Name Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business Online Programs Admissions 
Daniels School of Business Recruiting 
Web Daniels School of Business Online Programs Website

Additional Information

  • 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.
  • The PhD Office in the Daniels School of Business processes applications only for the PhD in Economics Program. The Online MS Degree Program and Graduate Certificates in Economics is processed by the Business Online Programs Team. 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.
Purdue West Lafayette campus