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The program can take only 12 months to complete, but usually it requires three semesters with one course taken over the summer.
The CIP code for the MS in Applied Economics is 45.0603, Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. This is on the STEM Designated Degree Program list for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Having a STEM designated degree program is a valuable signal to employers, and it enables international students to extend their OPT for a total of 36 months.
Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year is $38,850.
Find detailed information on the MSAE "Tuition and Expenses" webpage.
The MS in Applied Economics Program is comprised of 30 credit hours.
Find detailed curriculum information on the MSAE "Curriculum" webpage.
There is a mix of daytime, evening, and weekend classes, with classes primarily in the daytime, typically meeting twice a week.
You may view our admission requirements on the MSAE 'Admissions Information' webpage.
Performance on the GMAT or GRE is a good indicator of success in the program. While we do not have a minimum score for either test, we look for strong quantitative ability as evidenced in the mathematical portion of the GMAT or GRE. Most of our students score in the 70th percentile or above on their total score, a good measure of the strength of your peers.
No. Work experience is not required for this program.
Lehigh may accept transfer credits per approval of the Program Director and the Office of the Registrar; however, it is not guaranteed credit transfer will be accepted.
To apply for a Lehigh graduate program, or access an in-progress application, use Lehigh's online application system.
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You may view our application deadlines on the MS in Applied Economics 'Admissions Information' webpage.
Official electronic transcripts via an official secure transcript service are the preferred method of receipt. If the institution offers an electronic secure transcript service please have the institution send them directly to email@example.com.
If the institution does not offer an official transcript service, the official transcripts and degree certificates must be mailed directly to our office in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution. Please have the institution mail the transcripts to:
Lehigh University - College of Business
Graduate Programs Office
Lehigh Business Innovation Building, Suite 201
201 E. Packer Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Please visit the MSAE "Scholarships and Financial Aid" webpage.
The Graduate Programs Office will be pleased to arrange a class visit for students. Please contact us at least one week prior to the desired visit date so that we may make arrangements. The Graduate Programs Office may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (610) 758-4450.
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