Degrees and Fields of Study
- Africana Studies/Economics
Ph.D.-J.D. (Dual Degree)
M.A.-J.D. (Dual Degree)
- Computational Social Science (Online only)
- Computational Social Science
Note: The field of study descriptions may not exactly match the actual program name on the degree that is conferred. Please refer to the GSAS Bulletin section Degree and Certificate Programs as Registered by the New York State Education Department for the actual program name and degree conferred.
- December 18, fall only admission
- February 15, summer only admission
M.A. and M.A.-J.D. Applications
- January 15, fall only admission
Ph.D.-J.D. Dual-Degree Applications
- December 18, fall only admission
Advanced Certificate Applications
- August 31, fall only admission
- May 1, summer admission
- August 31, fall admission
All application materials must be received by 5 p.m. eastern time on the deadline date. If an application deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal U.S. holiday, then the next business day will be the deadline date.
Application Requirements for Economics
All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) are required to submit a complete application for admission. A complete application includes the online application, academic transcripts, test scores (if required), letters of recommendation (Advanced Certificate applicants do not require letters of recommendation), a résumé or curriculum vitae, a Statement of Academic Purpose, and an application fee. Applicants also have the option of providing a short Personal History essay. Please refer to the Instructions section of the online application. In addition, the department specifically requires the following:
GRE for Ph.D. Applicants: GRE general test required.
GRE for M.S. Applicants: MS applicants may choose to submit either the GMAT or the GRE general test. Send official GMAT test scores to GSAS using school code 5TF-5G-76.
GRE for M.A. Applicants: GRE general test required.
GRE for Advanced Certificate Applicants: GRE general test required.
TOEFL or IELTS: Either the TOEFL or the IELTS is required of all applicants who are not native English speakers or who do not have a bachelor's or master's degree from an institution where the language of instruction is English. See test score requirements.
Statement of Academic Purpose: In a concisely written statement, please describe your past and present work as it relates to your intended field of study, your educational objectives, and your career goals. In addition, please include your intellectual and professional reasons for choosing your field of study and why your studies/research can best be done at the Graduate School of Arts and Science at NYU. The statement should not exceed two double-spaced pages. For Advanced Certificate Applicants, please refer to the GSAS Applicant Statements page.
Writing Sample (Ph.D. and Ph.D.-J.D. applicants): Not required, but evidence of original research is encouraged.
Writing Sample (M.S. applicants): Research Paper (Optional)
The submission of an original research paper is not a requirement of your application. If you do have an original research paper that you would like to submit with your application, enter the title of the paper and an abstract of the paper (150 words or less) in the space below. Upload a copy of the paper in the Additional Information section of your application.
Writing Sample (M.A. and M.A.-J.D. applicants): Not required; not accepted.
Dual-Degree Applicants: Dual-degree applicants must also apply to the School of Law.
Important Note for Applicants to the Master's Programs: All master's applicants must complete all parts of the online application, including the section labeled "Courses Taken" which requests information on economics and math courses completed previously.
The Graduate School of Arts and Science reserves the right to change this information at any time. This document supersedes all previous versions.
Last updated November 24, 2021.
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