Economics, M.Sc.

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About

The MS Program in Economics department at LSU is committed to excellence in teaching and research. Our faculty are frequent recipients of teaching awards, publish regularly in prestigious professional journals, and several serve as editors of professional journals.

Since employers in business and government are seeking professionals with strong skills in data analysis and understanding of economic policies, our program is designed to meet these demands.

In addition to having a strong master program in economics, LSU has one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. It is conveniently located on the bank of Mississippi river, close to downtown and many attractions in the city. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Mathematics for Economists
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Introduction to Advanced Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Advanced Macroeconomics

Detailed Programme Facts

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    80

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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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    150

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    150

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments. Read more about the GRE® General test.

  • GPA: a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with at least a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of study. 
  • GRE: Those who are accepted usually have a minimum combined verbal and quantitative GRE score of 300, with at least a score of 150 on the quantitative section.
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE: A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based exam) or 213 (computer-based exam); or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS; or a minimum score of 59 on the PTE is required for international students. 
  • References: 3 letters of recommendation should be submitted. At least 2 letters should be from your professors.

Tuition Fee

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    29000 USD/year
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    28868 USD/year
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  • In-State Applies to you

    11953 USD/year
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Living costs for Baton Rouge

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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