Gatton College of Business & Economics

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Dr. Jenny Minier

Director Graduate Studies

Department of Economics

Gatton College of Business & Economics

223U Gatton

Lexington KY 40506

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The department of Economics is committed to providing students a strong grounding in business economics, where students will learn about accounting, finance and management while also discovering how to forecast general economic conditions, estimate trends, analyze data, and use economic theory to help their organization operate more efficiently.

Master's Program

The MS in Economics is designed to introduce students to graduate-level study in economics. The MS in Economics provides a strong foundation in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics, in addition to allowing students to pursue some electives in their fields of interest. The degree is often earned en passant to a Ph.D. in Economics or a related field; we do not typically admit students seeking a terminal master’s degree, although there may be exceptions (part-time students, international exchange students, or other special cases). If your ultimate goal is a Ph.D., you should apply directly to the Ph.D. program regardless of whether you already have a master’s degree.  

Doctoral Program

"As a student in our PhD in economics program, you will study with faculty who are experts in their fields, work with bright and capable students, and obtain a vast amount of knowledge of your field. Our PhD program is designed so that the motivated student can make steady progress toward the PhD degree." - Professor Jenny Minier, Director of Graduate Studies

Application Requirements

Economics Master's (MS) & Doctoral (PhD) Degree - Application Requirements
CV Upload Required Yes
CV Instructions N/A
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions Up to 2 pages
Writing Sample Upload Required No
Writing Sample Instructions N/A
Assistantship App Available* No
Assistantship App URL* All applicants who meet the deadline are considered for assistantships.
Additional Docs Instructions N/A
GRE or GMAT GRE
GRE Subject Test N/A
Spring App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Fall App Deadline February 1
Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendation.

*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

Admissions Officers

Maureen Barker

201D Gillis Building
859-257-7129
maureen.barker@uky.edu


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Dr. Jenny Minier

Director Graduate Studies

Department of Economics

Gatton College of Business & Economics

223U Gatton

Lexington KY 40506

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