Florida State University

Department Of Economics

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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Applied Master’s applicants are admitted exclusively for the Fall semester.  Students should apply online and upload application materials at the Office of Admissions website. Applications will be reviewed beginning in January. Paper applications will not be accepted nor forwarded to other FSU units by the Department.

Application Deadlines

March 1: Completed applications are automatically considered for scholarships and are notified of qualifying financial assistance.

July 1: Following the March 1st deadline applications will be admitted on a rolling admission basis if space is available.

Department Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent).
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on all course-work beyond the semester in which you earn your 60th credit hour. Minimum graduate GPA of 3.4 for any prior graduate work attempted.
  • One semester of calculus (Calculus I or Business Calculus) and one semester of statistics. In addition, applicants must have a substantial background in economics, demonstrated by coursework in intermediate microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, analysis of economic data, and econometrics.
  • Minimum GRE score of at least 148 (Verbal) and 148 (Quantitative). The University has waived the GRE requirement for 2021 and 2022. We strongly recommend that applicants exceeding the minimum requirements submit GRE scores along with their applications.
  • For International Students: Minimum TOEFL score of 100 (internet-based test). Minimum IELTS score of 7.

Minimum University Admissions Requirements

For the most up to date university minimum admissions standards, please consult: https://gradschool.fsu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions

Application Documents

  • Statement of Purpose: The Statement of Purpose should be approximately one page and should describe your interest in pursuing the M.S. in applied economics program and your long-term career goals.
  • Letters of Recommendation (2 Required): Preferred recommendations are academic, but professional letters are also accepted. Letters can be dated no more than one year prior to submission. Letters should speak specifically to the applicant’s ability to successfully complete the master’s program and the applicant’s potential. A link will be emailed to the letter writers when you submit your application. The letter writers will upload letters directly to our website.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Official GRE Score Report (waived for 2021 and 2022)
  • Official Transcript from Previous Universities

Additional Information

  • For the purpose of submitting official test scores, FSU’s institution code is 5219. A department number does not need to be specified.
  • International students with questions about the visa process should contact the Center for Global Engagement.