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.
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.
"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
|CV Upload Required||Yes|
|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.|
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Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.
201D Gillis Building
Dr. Jenny Minier
Director Graduate Studies
Department of Economicsjminier@uky.edu
Gatton College of Business & Economics
Lexington KY 40506
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