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Economics, Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Admissions Requirements for the Economics Doctorate

All Graduate programs at the University of Nevada, Reno are governed by Graduate School requirements. Individual departmental and programs may include additional requirements. Students are expected to become familiar with the University of Nevada Graduate School requirements.

Graduate School online materials include all application forms and instructions, the Graduate Catalogue, information about Graduate Research and Teaching Assistantships, and critical information for international students.

Admission Criteria

Admission criteria for the Ph.D. in Economics include:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 for all previous coursework from accredited undergraduate and graduate institutions,
  • GRE scores and
  • department-level evaluation of a student’s preparation.

The TOEFL is required of international students. Students must fulfill all University of Nevada, Reno Graduate School requirements.

Application Deadlines

In order to be considered for the fall semester, all materials must be received by March 15th.
To be considered for Spring admission, application materials must be received by October 15th.

Application Process

The Ph.D. in Economics program is governed by University of Nevada, Reno Graduate School requirements. Prospective and current students are expected to become familiar with these, starting with the online materials.

Application forms and a list of required application materials are found on the Graduate School web pages. These include official transcripts from all previous educational institutions and GRE scores. These materials must be returned directly to the Graduate School.

In addition to the application material required by the graduate school, applicants should also submit

            1.  Letters of recommendation.
            2.  A letter of intent describing research interests, background preparation, and experience.

Prospective students may elect to submit resumes and short examples of written work (articles published and/or working papers).

All material should be submitted online through the graduate school.  Candidates seeking assistantships should indicate their preference for teaching versus research assistantships in the University's application for graduate school admission.

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