Department of Economics

Economics Graduate Programs Admission Information

The Economics Department admits students for the fall semester, which normally begins in mid-August. To be given full consideration for financial support, completed application and supporting documents should be received by March 1st. Admission and funding decisions will begin shortly thereafter. Later applications will be considered, but decisions will be contingent upon availability.


In order to be considered for admission, students must have the following:

  • Undergraduate Degree
    A bachelor's degree in economics or a related discipline is required. A minimum of 18 semester hours of economics and the completion of a calculus sequence are also needed.
  • Graduate Record Exam
    A minimum 153 (or 500 on the old scale) on the Verbal portion and a minimum 148 (or 600 on the old scale) on the Quantitative portion are required.
  • English Proficiency
    All international students should score a minimum 550 on the paper TOEFL (pBT), 213 on the computer TOEFL (cBT), and 79 on the internet TOEFL (iBT) or 6.5 Overall Band Score on the IELTS to be considered for admission. Exemptions are considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on their official government language and medium of instruction. For more information, please see the Graduate School website.

Application Procedure

The application process is two-fold:

  1. Apply to the Auburn University Graduate School using the online application portal.
  2. Send the statement of purpose to the Director of Economics Graduate Studies.


Last Updated: May 30, 2018