How to Apply

How to Apply:

Application Requirements:

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

For the Economics Ph.D. program:

  • GRE scores
  • 3 letters of recommendation, with at least 2 of the letters from academic sources.
  • Personal statement:  650 words maximum.

In your statement please include all of the following subtitles and address each of them.

  1. Why I wish to pursue an Economics PhD at the University of Connecticut.
  2. My background and strengths.
  3. My academic interests.
  4. One of my favorite courses and why I enjoyed it.
  5. Other things I’d like to share.

For the Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (MSQE) program:

  • 3 letters of recommendation, with at least 2 of the letters from academic sources.
  • Personal statement:  650 words maximum.

To apply to the MSQE program, look for “Quantitative Economics MS” in the Graduate School online application.

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.

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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

For preferred consideration, applications must be received by the following deadlines:

February 1st for Ph.D. student applying for an assistantship.  Students offered an assistantship will be contacted directly by the department.

April 15th for Ph.D.  PhD applications will continue to be received after February 1 until April 15, but these applications are unlikely to be considered for an assistantship.

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