How to Apply – DRAFT

We welcome all applicants to our master’s degree programs in Georgetown University’s Department of Economics.

Who is Eligible for Admission?

To be considered for admission to our program you need:

  • An undergraduate degree, which may be from a three-year program. Your degree does not have to be in economics; however, substantial coursework in the field will strengthen your application. Because economics is a highly quantitative discipline, substantial coursework in mathematics, probability, statistics and other related areas can add to your application.
  • At least two courses in calculus, a course in intermediate microeconomics and a course in intermediate macroeconomics are strictly required for admission. If these four courses do not already appear on your transcript, please indicate on the Economics Supplemental Information form your plans to complete these courses before matriculation. Courses in linear algebra and mathematical statistics are highly recommended, but not required.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for admission, as required by the Graduate School.

Application Deadlines

January 1 Priority Consideration Deadline
April 1Final Deadline

Application Materials & Requirements

To be considered for admission to either of our master’s degree programs, you must submit all required materials.

Online Application Form

Applications must be submitted through our online application portal.

CV or Resume

Submit a current CV or resume in a month/year format that matches the information submitted through your online application.

Academic Statement of Purpose

Your statement of purpose should be approximately 500 words and state your goals and objectives for graduate study overall and at Georgetown University specifically. You can highlight areas of your background or interests that may not be clear elsewhere in your application. It is important to write a clear and concise statement expressing your interest in the program, what you hope to gain and what you will bring to the program. You may address special features of the program or specific topics you are interested in studying. If applicable, include aspects of your personal, academic and work-related experiences that would contribute effectively to the program or showcase your knowledge and interest in your chosen area of study.

Letters of Recommendation

The application requires two letters of recommendation, at least one from an academic source.

Academic Transcripts

You are required to upload copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you attended, where you either completed more than 15 credits of coursework or have completed the program prerequisites (any number of credits). We consider these uploaded transcripts “unofficial” since you are submitting them. Transcripts from both degree and non-degree coursework provide our admissions committee with a more complete picture of academic preparation for graduate study. Only transcripts uploaded to the application portal are required for review. If you receive an offer of admission, you will be required to submit official final transcripts (transcripts submitted directly to Georgetown University by the institution) for verification before enrolling. Do not send electronic or paper copies of your official transcripts before receiving an offer of admission.

Review the Graduate School’s specific guidance on submitting transcripts.

GRE Official Test Results

You may be able to take the required GRE exam online or at a testing center. To include with your application, request that ETS (Educational Testing Services) send your GRE scores to Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (ETS Code: 5244).

Non-refundable Application Fee

Applicants must submit a $90 non-refundable application fee, payable online via credit card or e-check. Please do not send a personal check or money order.

Application fee waivers are granted for those who apply during the priority consideration deadline.

Non-U.S. College or University Academic Transcripts

The Department of Economics strongly encourages our international applicants to use the World Education Services Credential Evaluation (WES), especially if your transcripts are in another language.

English Proficiency Test

International applicants must provide proof of English Language Proficiency to be eligible for admission. This proof may be provided in several ways specified by the Graduate School, including a TOEFL score or an IELTS score. The Economics Department requires a TOEFL score of at least 100 or an IELTS score of at least 7.5.

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