Economics, M.Sc. | Auburn University | Auburn, United States
12 months
33482 USD/year
33482 USD/year
12170 USD/year
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The Department of Economics at Auburn University offers graduate programs leading to a Ph.D. in Applied Economics (joint with Agricultural Economics and Forestry Economics) and Master of Science in Economics.

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Concentration areas of the Economics faculty at Auburn University include applied microeconomics, health economics, industrial organization, international economics (trade and finance), labor economics, and macroeconomics. Students who have completed our programs have found a variety of opportunities that include tenure track assistant professor positions.

Comprehensive Examinations

Students must achieve satisfactory (MS level pass) on 3 comprehensive examinations in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. Only one retake is permitted on each exam. Please note that there is no thesis required.

Multiple research areas:

  • applied microeconomics
  • economics of education
  • economic growth
  • economic history
  • environmental economics
  • health economics
  • industrial organization
  • international economics (trade/finance)
  • labor economics
  • macroeconomics

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Honors Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Honors Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Mathematical Economics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree: A bachelor's degree in economics or a related discipline is required. A minimum of 18 semester hours of economics and the completion of a calculus sequence are also needed.
  • Graduate Record Exam: A minimum 153 (or 500 on the old scale) on the Verbal portion and a minimum 148 (or 600 on the old scale) on the Quantitative portion are strictly preferred.
  • English Proficiency: All international students should score a minimum 550 on the paper TOEFL (pBT), 213 on the computer TOEFL (cBT), and 79 on the internet TOEFL (iBT) or 6.5 Overall Band Score on the IELTS to be considered for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16741 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    33482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16741 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6085 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Auburn

850 - 1300 USD /month
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