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Master of Arts in Economics

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Graduate Admission

Applicants to the M.A. and M.A./J.D. programs should have taken a minimum of 2 courses in calculus (6 to 10 semester hours) and a statistics course. Students with little background in economics may be advised to take ECON 520 Microeconomics and/or ECON 522 Macroeconomics and/or ECON 526 Introduction to Econometrics as preparation for M.A. courses. ECON 520, ECON 522, and ECON 526 do not count toward completion of M.A. degree requirements.

Applications submitted before May 1 receive first consideration for fall or summer admission. Applications submitted before November 1 receive first consideration for spring admission.

Submit your graduate application online. Send all other requested application materials to the department:

The University of Kansas
Department of Economics
Graduate Secretary
Snow Hall
1460 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 415
Lawrence, KS 66045-7514

English Proficiency and Test of English as a Foreign Language or International English Language Testing System Scores

An applicant who has graduated with a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S., U.K., Australia or Canada (excepting Quebec) automatically meets the English language proficiency requirement. All other students whose native language is not English are required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The university accepts TOEFL and IELTS scores. The required scores are listed below.

All part scores at least 53 All part scores at least 20 Reading, Listening, and Writing part scores at least 20 Minimum overall score 6.0 with no part score below 5.5

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