January 1, 2016 (with financial aid)
Undergraduate training in economics is desirable, but exceptions are made in cases of students with appropriate alternative backgrounds. Undergraduate training in statistics and multivariable calculus is required, plus superior performance on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical aptitude sections of the GRE. Students with previous training in economics are encouraged to take the economics achievement section of the GRE. Foreign students must submit an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test), 213 (computer-based test), or 80 (iBT). Other admissions requirements include three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, academic statement of purpose, and application fee. An academic writing sample is not required for consideration to the program.
The core courses in typical Ph.D. programs in economics, including Georgetown's, are highly mathematical. The typical matriculate to the Georgetown Ph.D. program has a strong mathematics background and achieves above the 80th percentile on the quantitative section of the GRE. Ideally, applicants should have completed three semesters of calculus and one semester each of linear algebra and differential equations.
Please view, complete, and upload the Supplementary Application to the Economics Department Graduate Program.