Admission Requirements

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

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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
Feb 1 – Priority deadline for scholarship consideration for master’s program
May 15 – Final deadline

Spring Semester
November 15 – Final deadline

Application Requirements

For information about additional university admission requirements and procedures, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions. International applicants, in particular, should also see Graduate School’s International Application Requirements for important information. Any questions about these requirements and procedures should be directed to The Graduate School.

Use the links below to log into your application or if you are a first-time user, to create an account. The email address you provide for your profile will be used as the primary mode of communication from the Graduate School. The web-based application allows you to save your progress and return to enter information at a later time. Please log out after each session. Only the recommendations section can be updated once an application is submitted.

5 easy steps to your future

STEP 1: CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Use the links above to create a user account and set your password.

STEP 2: PROVIDE APPLICATION INFORMATION

Provide all required information in the online application.

STEP 3: SUBMIT APPLICATION AND APPLICATION FEE

Once the application is submitted, pay the $65.00 application fee by credit card. An email message will be sent notifying you of the receipt of payment.

STEP 4: RECEIVE VERIFICATION

Following submission, you will receive an email verifying receipt of the application and an introductory email from an Admissions Specialist. These and all future correspondence will be sent to the email address provided in your application.

STEP 5: CHECK APPLICATION STATUS

To check the status of your submitted application, please log back into your account. As the application materials are received, the ‘Application Checklist’ section on your account will be updated.

Please note that the Department of Economics will not be able to view your application or make decisions on admission until your application is both complete and submitted. Once you have submitted your application, edits can only be made to the recommendations page. Click “Recommendations Page” at the bottom of the page to make your edits.

Required Info

  • 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
  • Resume (optional)
  • Campus Safety
  • Signature
  • Review

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

Application Fee Waiver

FIND OUT IF YOU'RE ELIGIBLE

Application fees may be waived in recognition of exceptional student merit or for those with significant financial need. You may request a waiver of the application fee by emailing economics@uncg.edu. In order to be granted an application fee waiver, your application process must be started online.

GMAT/GRE Waiver

FIND OUT IF YOU'RE ELIGIBLE

The GRE/GMAT test score admission requirement may be waived if you meet the criteria listed below. Once you’ve started your application (including uploaded transcripts), email economics@uncg.edu to request a test score waiver.

  • Applicant has at least a 3.5 (out of 4.0) overall bachelor’s degree GPA from a regionally accredited institution, or
  • Applicant has at least a 3.3 (out of 4.0) overall bachelor’s degree GPA from a regionally accredited institution and is a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon or the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

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To Whom It May Concern

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Have Questions?


If you still have questions regarding our MA in Accounting 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.


Ms. Jennifer Chapman

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment
301U Bryan Building j_chapm2@uncg.edu 336-256-1432

Dr. Dennis Leyden

Associate Professor
Bryan 460 DPLeyden@uncg.edu