Requirements

Requirements for Admission

Applications for admission are accepted in fall, spring, and summer. The application and instructions for admission to UNC Charlotte as a graduate student are available from the Graduate Admissions website.

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and:

  • Competitive GMAT/GRE score
    • Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the M.S. in Economics has temporarily waived the GMAT/GRE test requirement for Summer and Fall 2021 admissions. If the Graduate Admissions Committee can decide upon an application without GMAT/GRE test scores, they will do so. If not, the Graduate Admissions Committee may ask that applicants complete the online GMAT/GRE option.
  • Overall undergraduate grade point average of at least a 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • Undergraduate coursework in; Calculus, Econometrics (or equivalent), Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • Completed application submitted online through the Graduate School’s application system including:

    • Statement of purpose (essay) submitted online as part of the application submission process
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Upload transcript(s) of all academic work attempted beyond high school
    • Official GRE or GMAT scores with emphasis placed on the quantitative portion
    • Resume 

​Visit Graduate Admissions and the Graduate School application for more information.

For International Applicants

In addition to all of the requirements listed above, students must submit:

  • An official TOEFL or IELTS score.  For the TOEFL a minimum score of 557 paper-based or 83 internet-based.  For the IELTS a minimum overall band score of 6.5

International applicants should refer to the International Admissions website for deadlines and additional admissions information.

 

Financial Assistance & Graduate Assistantships

Several graduate assistantships are available each year. Priority will be given to applications received by March 1 for fall admission and October 1 for spring admission.

 

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