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Economics and Finance|College of Business

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University of Wyoming
College of Business
Economics & Finance Dept.
1000 E University Ave.
Dept. 3985, BU 225 East
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-2175
Fax: (307) 766-5090
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Graduate Admissions

Please be sure to read this page carefully and review the Applicant Checklist, Graduate Application Materials, and Frequently Asked Questions pages for information about applying, requirements, and the application process.  For more information regarding the cost of attendance, please click here (see also below for information about Financial Aid).  If you are an international student, please click here for more information about the additional information that is required.  If you are ready to start filling out the online application, please click here.

Minimum course requirements:

  • PhD:  Calculus I & II, Linear Algebra, Statistics, Intermediate Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theory
  • MS Finance:  Calculus I & II, Statistics, Accounting, Intermediate Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theory, Introduction to Finance
  • MS Economics:  Calculus I & II, Statistics, Intermediate Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theory
  • Dual MS Economics & Finance:  Calculus I & II, Statistics, Intermediate Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theory, Introduction to Finance
Minimum test requirements:
  • 550 GMAT -- Only accepted for MS-Finance program applicants
  • 300 GRE (verbal + quantitative) -- for all MS program applicants
  • 310 GRE (verbal + quantitative) -- for PhD applicants
  • International applicants -- 540 paper based TOEFL; 207 computerized TOEFL; 76 Internet-based TOEFL;  We will also accept official IELTS scores.  A minimum score of 6.5 is required for full admission.
    • We only waive the IETLS or TOEFL if you have a degree from an English-speaking university and have lived in an English-speaking country for at least two years.
  • Note: These are minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission or funding.
  • Fees: All students must pay an admissions processing fee of $50 through the Admissions Office.
  • Deadlines: The deadline for a fall application is February 15th, and for spring, the deadline is October 15th.  PhD students are only considered for fall admittance.

Please note:

  • If accepted into a graduate program, offical copies of GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL scores must be provided.
  • A subject GRE test is not required.
  • A written sample is not required as a part of your application.
  • Although not required, you are welcome to submit a resume.
  • The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0 on a 4 point scale.
Financial Aid:
  • The economics PhD program offers competitive applicants an annual $16,263 assistantship plus full tuition and full student health insurance for up to four years.
  • All three MS programs offer competitive applicants an annual $11,700 assistantship, plus up to six credit hours worth of tuition and mandatory fees and half student health insurance.
  • Importantly, all graduate students, including international ones, pay tuition at the in-state rate, provided they are awarded an assistantship.

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