Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate Degrees Offered
- Economic Education
- Feminist Economics
- International Trade and Development
- Labor Economics
- Public and Urban Economics
Application Checklist and Deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: US steps to admission or international steps to admission.
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s): GRE
- Minimum TOEFL: Paper-550 Internet-80 OR IELTS minimum-6.5
- Three recommendation letters
- Statement of purpose
Application DeadlineRolling admissions. Early applications encouraged for financial consideration, contact the department for more information.
DescriptionAt Nebraska, economists begin with solid technical training in economic theory and quantitative methods and progress to applications of those tools in selected fields.
The Master of Arts degree in Economics is designed to prepare students for a Ph.D. program either at UNL or other institutions. Although UNL recognizes three options for the M.A. degree, students from outside UNL are only admitted to the Option III, Ph.D. leading program. If M.A. students are subsequently admitted to the Ph.D. program at UNL, coursework and examinations taken in the M.A. program transfer directly to the Ph.D.
The Ph.D. is a scholarly degree, preparing students to make significant contributions advancing the discipline and communicating those advances in the form of publication and teaching. Graduates are employed in college and university teaching positions as well as in research and consulting for business and government. Admission requirements include strong academic achievement and training in economics, mathematics, and statistics. See our website for specific admission requirements.
Courses and MoreThe Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions, program requirements, and more:
Faculty and Research
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