In order to be admitted to the MA program, an applicant must have an undergraduate major or minor in Economics, or have had 20 quarter-hours of economics courses. An applicant who doesn't meet these criteria must apply for an exception to be granted by permission of the Economics Department.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is required of all applicants, without which an applicant can only be admitted on a provisional basis.
All applicants must also send three letters of recommendation and a statement of goals and purposes.
International applicants must obtain a TOEFL score of 550 or higher. If the TOEFL score is 540 or higher, but is less than 550, then the student can be admitted on a provisional basis, but is then required, before any course work in Economics is done, to complete the Graduate Preparation Program (GPP) offered by the English Language Center at the University of Denver.
Applications can be submitted for admission in any quarter of the year. However, in view of the sequencing of the three required courses, it is most advisable for one to apply for admission in the fall quarter of an academic year.
For more information, please download the Economics Bulletin.
To apply, please go to http://www.du.edu/apply/graduates/applicationrequirements.html