M.S. Admissions

The priority admissions deadline for the M.S. program is Feb. 1. All applications received after this date will be considered on a rolling admissions basis through April 1, although we encourage International Students to apply by March 1 for document processing. 

Requirements for Admission

All applicants must submit:

  1. The online Graduate Studies application
  2. GRE Test Scores
  3. TOEFL scores for international students
  4. Official transcripts for all universities attended
  5. Three letters of recommendation

Please make sure that all details are filled out as requested on the Graduate Admissions website. This will avoid any delays or problems in processing your application.

Our admissions committee will look at all aspects of the application in order to determine an admissions decision.  The size of the entering class is flexible and will vary across years. A 3.0 GPA (or U.S. equivalent) minimum is highly suggested for students applying to the program, but all applications will be given due consideration. Similarly, there is no minimum score requirement for the GRE test, but a strong quantitative score is preferred in the holistic review of all applications.

Cohorts are admitted and begin their coursework each fall every year. Fall is the only admission term available for our program. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis as students apply.

Important: With increased processing and paperwork times, prospective international students need to apply early enough (Suggested by March 1) to allow sufficient time for processing I-20 forms by the Georgia Institute of Technology, and subsequent visa processing in the home country.  In order to ensure that all documents are processed in time, we highly recommend that international students complete the application process no later than March prior to the August start date. Students who apply earlier will receive decisions sooner---though there is not a different or separate application date for international students.

Students having questions, wishing to learn more about the MS in Economics program, or who wish to either visit campus or sit in on a class should contact the program director, Usha Nair-Reichert

Tuition Costs

In general, the School of Economics does not provide financial aid for students enrolled in the M.S. program.

In selected cases and based on both the program's discretion and funding availability as well as merit and strength of prior coursework preparation, the School of Economics may be able to offer U.S.-based students a limited number of partial-tuition waivers for out-of-state students. In these cases, an out-of-state student will pay in-state tuition costs.

For 2021, we are able to offer a small number of scholarships to highly meritorious students, as well as out-of-state tuition waivers to highly qualified applicants from outside the state of Georgia on a funds-available basis.  More outside scholarship and funding information can be found here.

For detailed information about current tuition costs, fees, and deadlines to submit payments, visit the Office of the Bursar. International students should refer to the Office of International Education for the estimated cost of attendance that must be demonstrated to be eligible for an immigration form I-20 or DS-2019 to be issued.