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

Application Deadlines


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


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

Submit your complete 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 (Save the Date: April 28, 2022)

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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
  • 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.

Bryan School Online Application Guide

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

Graduate School International Application Guide

Application Fee Waiver

FIND OUT IF YOU'RE ELIGIBLE

Attendees of our Live Virtual Information Sessions are eligible to receive an Application Fee Waiver ($65 value). Interested students must register in advance and attend the entire event. Application fee waivers may be applied to new applications only. Refunds for prior application fee payments are not available. Eligible event attendees will receive more details after the event.

GMAT/GRE Waiver

FIND OUT IF YOU'RE ELIGIBLE

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).

Free GMAT Test Prep

Register for upcoming sessions at http://go.uncg.edu/GMAT.

Have Questions?


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.

Contact Us

Ms. Savannah Martin

Graduate Recruitment Specialist
301F Bryan Building bryangrad@uncg.edu 336-334-4657

Ms. Jennifer Chapman

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

Dr. Dora Gicheva

Associate Professor
Bryan 459 D_Gichev@uncg.edu

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