How to Apply

Application Requirements:

In addition to the Graduate School’s Requirements, the Department requires the following:

  • Personal statement:  2 page maximum.
  • GRE scores, preferably no more than 1 year  old.
  • 3 letters of recommendation (online submission highly preferred), with at least 2 of the letters from  academic sources.

Please read the instructions in the application- you should not be mailing any documents to the department. All official documents are sent to the Graduate School.


February 1 for Ph.D. student applying for assistantships. PhD applications will continue to be received after February 1 until April 15, but these applications will  not be considered for assistantships. Students offered an assistantship will be contacted directly by the department.

April 15 for MSQE applications. There are no graduate assistantships available for MSQE students.

Please note that the department follows the Graduate School’s standards for TOEFL and IELTS. To review these standards please see the Teaching Assistant Services website.

All official test scores should be sent to the University of Connecticut- institution code 3915.



  • It is essential that applicants have taken Calculus and Elementary Statistics.  Ph.D. applicants should also have taken  Multivariable Calculus. The level of math required for graduate Economics courses necessitates that students already have a working knowledge of these subjects.
  • It is highly recommended that applicants have had exposure to Mathematical Economics and Econometrics. These are required core subjects for both the MSQE and the Ph.D. programs.
  • It is recommended, but not necessary, for applicants to have Linear Algebra and Differential Equations.


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