College of Social Sciences


All applications should be submitted online at

Requirements for Admissions

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. Minimum GRE score of at least 148 (Verbal) and 148 (Quantitative). No other exam may substitute. Students must request that official scores be sent directly from ETS to the FSU Office of Admissions. Admitted students normally exceed the minimum requirements substantially.

Students need to have one semester of calculus and one semester of statistics. In addition, applicants must have a substantial background in economics, demonstrated by coursework in intermediate microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, and econometrics.

For International Students: Minimum TOEFL score of 100 (internet-based test). Minimum IELTS score of 7. Students must request that official scores be sent directly from ETS or IELTS to the FSU Office of Admissions.

A Statement of Purpose, Resume or Curriculum Vitae, and two letters of recommendation must be submitted as part of the online application. Official transcripts from all previous institutions are to be sent directly to the FSU Office of Admissions.

NO paper documentation will be accepted nor forwarded to other FSU units by the Department. Your entire application to us is to be submitted online, and should include all the documents specified.

Although unofficial copies of transcripts and GRE/TOEFL scores may be submitted as part of the online application to expedite the review process, an official decision on admission cannot be made until after official GRE/TOEFL scores and official transcripts from all prior institutions are received and processed by the FSU Office of Graduate Admissions. Applicants are encouraged to submit these items as early as possible to ensure adequate processing time.

Supporting Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation (2 Required)
    • We prefer recommendations to be academic, on University letterhead, signed, and dated, but professional letters are also accepted; letters can be dated no more than one (1) 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. ALL recommendations must be submitted online.
    • 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-Curriculum Vitae (1 Required)
    • Your resume/CV of no longer than two pages should include all relevant educational and professional experience as well as any awards, honors, publications, presentations, research experience, teaching experience, etc. that you feel relevant.
  • Statement of Purpose (1 Required)
    • 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.
  • Unofficial Score Report (1 Required)
    • Unofficial test scores can be uploaded to expedite the review process. While we prefer uploads of ETS score reports received by students, but we will accept student reports. Before an official decision can be made, official scores must be submitted by ETS to the FSU Office of Admissions (FSU's ETS Code is 5219).
  • Unofficial Transcript (1 Required)
    • Unofficial copies of transcripts must be uploaded online.
    • Upon submitting their online application, applicants must also submit official transcripts from all prior post-secondary institutions to: The Florida State University, Office of Admissions, 282 Champions Way, P.O. Box 3062400, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400, USA

International Students

International students should also visit the FSU Center for Global Engagement for information on the visa process, Certificate of Financial Responsibility (CFR), and complete descriptions of important aspects of studying at FSU.

First Deadline: March 1

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

Final Deadline: July 1

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

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After submitting the application, the applicant will owe a non-refundable application fee of $30 to the FSU Office of Admissions. This fee must be paid to the University before any further processing of the application can take place.