New classes are enrolled each January and August. Students must complete an application as well as provide transcripts by December 1 for January start and July 15 for August start to be considered for admission. International students also must provide evidence of English proficiency. Prior coursework in economics is not required. To begin the process, follow the instructions below:
Admission to Purdue's Graduate School
Go to Purdue University's Graduate School Application and click on the "create account" button. Note that once an account is created, you can return to this application site and log in using your chosen user name and password. Next, click on "Start New Application." A menu will then appear on the left providing a list of the various sections of the application to complete. As noted below, some sections are not required for review of your application.
Campus and Program Indicate your current status as it pertains to Purdue (if applicable, report your 10-digit Purdue Univ. ID). Select "West Lafayette (Main Campus)" as your campus and "Economics" for your graduate major.
Program Details Select "Master of Science (MS)" for your degree objective and "Distance" as your primary course delivery method. Note that the distance option includes the potential for a second year in residence (hybrid program). Additionally, select "Fall 2020" for entry term and year.
Emergency Contact (optional)
Educational Background Transcripts are not required for Purdue undergraduate students applying for the combined BS/MS degree. Submission of official transcripts and/or academic records of all previous universities and colleges attended will be required if you are recommended for admission. If transcripts are not in English, an official English translation, certified by the college or university, must be provided along with an official transcript in the native language.
Send Official Transcripts to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Purdue University Graduate School
155 South Grant Street, YONG 170
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Additional Information (optional)
Statement of Purpose (upload)
Test Scores Economics MS program applicants are not required to provide a GRE score for admission to the program. The test of English as a foreign language ("TOEFL") or equivalent evidence of fluency in English such as an undergraduate degree at an institution that teaches in English is expected from applicants who plan to study in-residence and whose native language is not English. Official score reports should be sent from the Educational Testing Services (ETS) to Purdue University.
Diversity Essay (optional)
Recommendations (2) (optional for combined BS/MS degree applicants)
Information Concerning GRE/GMAT Tests (Optional)
Applicants are advised to take the test no later than March 1 before the August admissions date. The GMAT score can be used in place of a GRE score.The GRE/GMAT Information can be obtained by clicking on this GRE link, this GMAT link, or by writing or calling:
Graduate Management Admission Test
When registering for the GRE test, please use the following codes to ensure that your official test is received by the admissions office:
Institution Code for Purdue University: 1631
Department Codes for Purdue University: Economics 1801 or 4301
Information Concerning the TOEFL (applicants who plan to study in-residence and whose native language is not English)
Test of English as a Foreign Language
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6154
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6154
Telephone: (609) 771-7100
FAX: (609) 771-7500
When registering for the TOEFL test, please use the following codes to ensure that your official test is received by the admissions office:
Institution Code for Purdue University: 1631
Department Codes for Purdue University: Economics 02 or 84
The current online program cost (tuition and fees) is $1,075 per credit hour. For Indiana residents, the cost is $967.50 per credit hour. Highly qualified students will be considered for partial tuition scholarships. The MS degree requires satisfactory completion of 30 credit hours in total. Once enrolled, the program cost per credit hour (tuition and fees) typically remains unchanged over the course of the program. However, each year the Purdue board of trustees authorizes an updated rate for newly entering students, who should check with the admissions office for the program costs applicable for their entering class.
MS in Economics Admissions
Krannert School of Management
Rawls Hall, Suite 2021
100 S. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2076
Telephone: (765) 494-0773
*All fees are subject to increase based on approval by the Purdue University Trustees