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Degree Offered: MA (30 credits)
Fall Application Deadline: April 1*
Graduate Advisor: Prof. Karna Basu
Contact Information:


The general application deadline for the Fall 2023 term is extended until June 1, 2023

Applicants who have completed all or part of their university studies in a non-US institution and or require student visas must submit their applications no later than February 1 to be considered for Fall admission.

Admission Requirements:

You must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for admission.  Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College - College & University Transcripts
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average 3.0.
  • At least 18 credit of undergraduate courses in economics, including ECO 221 Economic Statistics, ECO 300 Intermediate Microeconomics, ECO 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics, ECO 321 Econometrics, or their equivalent; MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I, MATH 155 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II, MATH 160 Matrix Algebra or their equivalent.
  • Official score report of the GRE (For information on taking the GRE, visit Official score report of the GMAT can substitute for the required GRE. (information on taking the GMAT, visit *GREs/GMATs are waived for the incoming Fall 2023 class.
  • Two letters of recommendation from appropriate academic or professional references, including one from a member of an economics department.
  • A statement of purpose of approximately 500 words describing your objectives in undertaking graduate study. In reviewing applications, considerable importance is placed on the applicant’s interest in and commitment to advanced study and professional development.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the TOEFL/IELTS. The following minimum scores must be obtained:
      • TOEFL iBT: 80/ Paper Based Test: 550/ Computer Administered Test: 213
      • IELTS: 6.5 Overall Band Score

For additional program information, visit the Economic Department website.

Virtual Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 10AM - 5PM

Friday 10AM - 3PM

*Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the graduate admissions team is working remotely

Please direct all inquiries via:

Telephone: (212) 396-6049


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