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In addition to the information available on this page, please be sure to review the following for information regarding applications, the application process, and program requirements:

It is important that you read the Applicant Checklist before submitting official documents for your application.

Ready to Apply? Click here to start filling out the online application. Please note the application deadlines:

  • Fall admission: January 31
  • Spring admission: October 15

For more information, please email Kristin Lewis, our department's Graduate Coordinator.

 

Admission Requirements

Please note that the requirements listed below are minimum requirements. Meeting them does not guarantee admission or funding.

PhD

Prerequisite Courses: Calculus I & II, Statistics, Intermediate Microeconomic, Macroeconomic Theory, Linear Algebra

Test Scores: Minimum score of 310 on the GRE with a minimum of 153 in the verbal section and 144 in the quantitative section.

International Students: 

We accept both TOEFL and IELTS scores. We require a minimum score of 540 on the paper-based TOEFL, 207 on the computerized TOEFL, 76 on the internet-based TOEF, or a 6.5 on the IELTS.

Waivers for the English Language Proficiency exam are very rare and require special permission. Please contact the department if you have any questions.

MS

Prerequisite Courses: Calculus I & II, Statistics, Intermediate Microeconomic, Macroeconomic Theory

Test Scores: Minimum score of 300 on the GRE with a minimum of 150 in the verbal section and 141 in the quantitative section.

International Students: 

We accept both TOEFL and IELTS scores. We require a minimum score of 540 on the paper-based TOEFL, 207 on the computerized TOEFL, 76 on the internet-based TOEF, or a 6.5 on the IELTS.

Waivers for the English Language Proficiency exam are very rare and require special permission. Please contact the department if you have any questions.

 

Financial Aid

We normally offer PhD students an annual stipend of $17,145 and cover full tuition, fees, and health insurance. Particularly strong applicants may receive additional funding, and there may be funding available for travel, conferences and research. We also normally offer a stipend and tuition waivers to high-achieving MS and MS QuickStart students.

 

Additional Information

  • The minimum GPA requirement is 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
  • If accepted into a graduate program, official copies of GRE and TOEFL scores must be provided.
  • A subject GRE test is not required.
  • The GMAT cannot be a substitute for the GRE.
  • Although not required, you are welcome to submit a resume.
  • We often conduct Skype conversations with promising applicants following an initial review of application materials but we do not require interviews.

 

Statement of Purpose

You will be required to attach a statement of purpose to your application. The statement of purpose (one to three pages) should describe why you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Economics; how your professional, academic, and personal experiences led you to pursue this path and how they have prepared you for success in this degree program; what you hope to do following the graduate program; what your research interests are; what/who faculty research is of particular interest to you; and why the University of Wyoming is a good fit for you. You do not need to describe a particular research topic as you would in a research proposal. Feel free to correspond over email with faculty whose work interests you, and then to include their names in your SOP.

 

Contact Us

Department of Economics

College of Business Department 3985

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2175

Fax: 307-766-4028

Email: economics@uwyo.edu

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