The Graduate Admissions Committee within the department reviews all applications for admission and determines those that qualify for fellowships or assistantships. Separate applications for these are not required. Applications completed after February 1 are considered for support on a funds-available basis. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about tuition, living expenses, and available financial aid.
Kaul Fellowships and Assistantships
With great thanks to the generous donations from the Kaul Foundation and other private sources, the Department is able to offer Kaul Fellowships and Kaul Scholarships.
Kaul Fellows: Kaul Fellows receive tuition waivers over for two to three semesters (fall and spring or fall, spring and summer). Additionally, they are appointed as graduate assistants in teaching and are paid for 10 hours of work per week. Three to six Kaul Fellowships are awarded per year. The median Kaul Fellow has a 3.9 Upper Division GPA, has earned A’s in all or most of their past economics courses, and demonstrates strong leadership and teamwork skills.
Kaul Scholars: While Kaul Scholars do not have their tuition waived over the three-semester program, they are also appointed as graduate assistants in teaching and are paid for 7 hours of work per week. Four to eight Kaul Scholarships are awarded per year. The median Kaul Scholar has a 3.8 Upper Division GPA, has earned A’s and A-‘s in all or most of their past economics courses, and demonstrates strong leadership and teamwork skills.
Other Scholarships: The department awards up to three $1,500 Latin America-Caribbean Scholarships per year. Smaller, performance-based scholarships are sometimes awarded throughout the duration of the program to high-achieving students.
Unfortunately, the Master’s in Applied Economics Program does not have out-of-state tuition waivers, assistantships, or other financial assistance available for international students. Application fees cannot be waived.
If you believe your country participates in the Linkage Institute Waiver, you may check the Center of Global Engagement’s website here.