Academic preparation for admission
Completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its equivalent from a non-U.S. institution, is necessary for enrollment in the graduate program. Applicants to our M.S. programs typically have completed coursework in:
- economics through both intermediate microeconomic and intermediate macroeconomic theory
- at least one course in statistics
- one course in calculus.
- Graduate College Online Application, see our program descriptions at the Grad College website for full details
- Submitted applications require the payment of the application fee, this fee cannot be waived nor rolled into tuition, it is due at the time of the application submission.
- Only submitted and completed applications will be reviewed
- Priority deadline for application submission for Fall semesters is Feb. 1st each year. All applications are reviewed for funding opportunities in the form of Graduate Assistantships (GA), priority review for GA and admission will go to those with completed applications submitted by the priority deadline each year, Feb. 1st. The absolute last date to submit an AREC MS admission application for any Fall term admission is May 15, for both domestic and international students.
- Unofficial Transcripts from each institution attended undergraduate and graduate if applicable. If transcripts are not in English, official translation in English, is required as part of the application, submitted through the Graduate College Online Application. Official transcripts will be required, if we offer admission recommendation. Official transcripts must be in English, if they are in another language as the primary language, official English transcripts must also be submitted, along with the original language official transcript.
- Three Letters of Recommendation, PDF only-submitted through Graduate College Online Application
- Submit only 3 letters of recommendation, do not request/submit additional letters, only the first three will be reviewed if more are submitted.
- Letter writers should be faculty members for at least two of the letters, the third can be from a supervisor from a recent employer if you cannot obtain a third faculty member.
- Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement-submitted through Graduate College Online Application, PDF only.
- There are no specific questions for this document, it is left open to allow the applicant to provide relevant information as they see necessary.
- 3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale or 3.0 GPA within a minimum of 12 units of graduate level coursework.
- Official GRE Scores: 70th percentile or better in the quantitative portion is recommended. The institution code is 4832 for the University of Arizona and 0101 for the Department. Submitted officially from ETS. In the online application applicants may enter their scores, but official scores must be submitted by ETS to the University of Arizona. See the percentiles and related scores from ETS website.
- See the Graduate College's Acceptable English Proficiency credentials here.
International students (of non-English speaking countries):
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based) Score: 550
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based) Score: 80
Minimum IELTS (overall band score): 7
For official TOEFL Scores: One of the options for students from countries where the native language is not English. The institution code is 4832 for the University of Arizona and 99 for the Department. Submitted officially.
Mailing address for international official transcripts, only needed if offered admission. Unofficial transcripts are to be submitted with admission application:
Agricultural & Resource Economics
The University of Arizona
PO BOX 210078
Tucson, AZ. 85721-0078