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Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


This degree provides students with the opportunity for specialization in areas within economics and for course work in related areas outside of economics. Some suggested areas for specialization within economics are applied econometrics, international economics, business economics, public choice, and border economics.

Areas in which elective course work may be taken include finance, border studies, public administration, statistics, and computer information systems. All proposed degree plans must be approved by the Graduate Advisor and the Graduate School.


The UTEP College of Business Administration has earned AACSB Accreditation for both its Business Administration and Accounting programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Applied Mathematical Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Applied Econometrics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • GMAT score (may be waived if applicant submits transcript demonstrating a conferred graduate degree from an accredited institution). Unofficial scores and transcripts can be uploaded in the online application. Official scores and transcripts must be received by the Graduate School prior to enrollment.
  • TOEFL score (for international students)
International students must complete all additional steps:
  • Make arrangements for delivery of your I-20 with the Graduate School
  • Pay SEVIS I-901 fee online at
  • Apply for a passport if you do not have one. Price and method vary by home country.
  • Contact your corresponding US embassy or consulate and schedule your visa interview. Cost varies by consular office.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    920 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 920 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    410 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 410 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for El Paso

  • 888 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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