International applicants who will require an F-1 student visa
must apply to the College Park version of our program
(MPEM). The Washington, DC version of our program (MPEC)
cannot sponsor international student visas, but the College
Park version of our program can. International
applicants who already reside in the U.S. on existing visas
that permit study (G4 visas, for example) may apply to either
The application deadlines for 2017 admission are:
To begin the College Park version of our program (MPEM) in
September of 2017: February 28th (international applicants) June 15th (domestic applicants)
To begin the Washington, DC version of our program (MPEC) in
September of 2017: June 15th
(domestic applicants only)
1. Applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate
degree from a regionally accredited
U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S.
2. Applicants must have earned a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in
all prior undergraduate and graduate coursework.
3. Applicants must provide evidence (via transcript) of:
Introductory macroeconomics course (grade of B or
Introductory microeconomics course (grade of B or
5. A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required.
Note: Our application
require GRE scores or letters of recommendation.
We can often be flexible about the GPA and prerequisite course
requirements. A's and B's in intermediate economics
courses trump lower grades in introductory courses, for
example. Relevant work experience can also be
helpful. Questions about admissions requirements can be
directed to the program director, Dr. John Straub