Department of Economics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Master of Professional Studies Program in Applied Economics
1400 16th Street, NW
Suite 140
Washington, DC 20036


Master's Program contact:
Dr. John Straub
masters@econ.umd.edu
301-405-3531

Application Information


Before Beginning our Online Application


Important note for international applicants

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 program. 


Application deadlines

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)


Qualifications

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. institution.

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 higher)
  • Introductory microeconomics course (grade of B or higher)
  • Calculus (grade of B- or higher)
4. International Applicants must also meet the minimum TOEFL or IELTS requirement.

5. A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required.

Note: Our application does NOT 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 (Straub@econ.umd.edu).


The Application


Links to the online applications:

Master's Degree Programs

Washington DC location (MPEC)
(spring and fall admissions, cannot sponsor international student visas)

College Park campus location (MPEM)
(fall admission only, can sponsor international student visas)


Graduate Certificate Programs (Domestic applicants only)

Washington, DC location (z074)
(spring and fall admissions)

College Park campus location (z098)
(fall admission only)


Look for the "Apply Now" link on the right side of these pages!