MA In Applied Economics

Non economics majors are welcome to apply. Admission to the MA in Applied Economics program requires an earned Bachelors degree from an accredited institution plus any one of the following:

  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher on your bachelor’s transcript
  • Acceptable GMAT or GRE test scores
  • An earned graduate certificate in an economic topic earned from UNC Greensboro

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester:March 1 (Priority Deadline), June 15 (Final Deadline)
Spring Semester:November 15

Be sure to submit and complete your application in full before the deadline.

Submit your completed online application (including all supporting documents) by the priority deadline to receive:

  1. Priority consideration for scholarship and financial aid opportunities,
  2. Advanced access to graduate program advising and course selection, and
  3. An invitation to In-Person & Virtual Accepted Student Receptions

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Application Requirements

  • Personal Background
  • Degree Program
  • Academic History – include transcript(s) from all previous academic institutions
  • Additional Information (e.g. emergency contacts, residency, birth country, etc.
  • GMAT or GRE test score*
  • TOEFL/IELTS (for non-native English speakers only)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Campus Safety
  • Signature
  • Review

*GMAT or GRE test scores may be waived if you meet waiver eligibility criteria. Read on for details.

Need some help?
Download the Bryan School Application Guide.

International students should reference the Graduate School’s Application Guide for transcript and language proficiency details.


The GRE/GMAT test score admission requirement may be waived if you meet either ONE of the criteria listed below.  Waivers are requested through your online application.

  • Transcripts include an earned graduate certificate in an economic topic conferred from UNC Greensboro.
  • Applicant has at least a 3.0 (out of 4.0) overall bachelor’s degree GPA from an institution accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), or WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Let us help you get started with one of our application webinars


If you still have questions regarding our MA in Applied Economics program please reach out to our graduate recruitment team by phone or email. You may also schedule a time to meet with one of our recruiters or attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

Jennifer Kiger Chapman

Jennifer Kiger Chapman

Assistant Director Graduate Recruitment
Phone: 336-256-1432
Bryan 301K

Savannah Martin

Savannah Martin

Graduate Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 336-334-4657
Bryan 301F

Dr. Dora Gicheva

Associate Professor
Bryan 459

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