MS in Applied Economics Admissions
A complete application must be received by Graduate Programs Office by the listed deadlines in order to be considered for the current entering class. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are extended to the next business day.
- International Students: December 1
- Domestic Students: December 1
- International Students: April 15
- Domestic Students: July 15
The following prerequisites are required for admission into Lehigh's MS in Applied Economics program. These courses may be taken in a student’s undergraduate career or at another institution prior to matriculation into the program.
- Principles of Economics
- Intermediate Microeconomics
- Intermediate Macroeconomics
- Two courses in Calculus
The following application requirements are waived for Lehigh undergraduates:
- GMAT/GRE Test
- Application fee
Note: Depending on the number of applicants and their qualifications, the competitiveness of admission may vary from year to year. Taking the GMAT may enhance the possibility of your admission. To qualify for the application fee waiver, please contact our office at email@example.com before you apply.
To apply for the MS in Applied Economics Program, use Lehigh's online application system.
The MS in Applied Economics application essay should provide a summary of your career objectives and relevant work experience with reference to the chosen field of graduate study, and the leadership experience and skills you will bring to your peer group. The essay should not exceed two pages in length. This is your opportunity to set yourself apart from the other applicants, in your own words. The essay should be uploaded in the online application.
Your professional resume should list your education and professional achievements. Include your computing skills. The resume should be uploaded in the online application.
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required of all entering applicants except those who hold an academic doctorate, juris doctorate or medical doctorate. The doctorate must be equivalent to a U.S. doctoral degree.
GMAT scores will be accepted for evaluation as long as your official score is available through the testing service. Please indicate on your online application the date you are taking [or have taken] the GMAT.
GMAT test center, test information, and test preparation materials can be found by visiting the Graduate Management Admission Council ® [GMAC] website at www.mba.com.
Please use the proper program code shown below to have your official scores sent to Lehigh. Our office keeps GMAT scores on file for a period of five years. Official scores normally arrive at the Graduate Programs Office two weeks after the exam has been taken.
Program Code: 6ZB-FN-48
You may find a GRE test center, test information, and preparation materials by visiting the Educational Testing Service ® (ETS) website. www.ets.org/gre/.
Lehigh’s institution code is number is 2365. The department code is 4301.
You must submit official transcripts from ALL universities attended, all post-secondary education including transfer credits. Official transcripts bear the signature of the university's registrar and the seal of the issuing institution. The official transcripts must be submitted to us in a sealed envelope and may not be opened by you. In addition, copies of transcripts should be uploaded in the online application.
Please mail official transcripts to:
Graduate Programs Office
College of Business
621 Taylor St.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
International applicants, in general, must have 16 years of formal education, including four years at the university level, to be considered for admission to the program. Applicants should submit official English translations. If credentials do not record the awarding of the degree received, you must submit certified true copies of your diplomas. If credentials do not show the grading system used by the university, you must also submit a separate official statement from the university that gives this information.
International students who cannot provide the required documentation will have to supply a Course by Course Evaluation (fees for this service are the responsibility of the applicant). The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services lists a number of accredited evaluation companies that can provide Course by Course Evaluations.
Applicants from China
CollegeNet China Credential Service
Applicants from Chinese institutions may request and submit official transcripts directly through the graduate application. Requests are submitted and processed by CHESICC. A service fee of $12 is charged by CollegeNET.
After entering your college/institution in the educational history section of the graduate application, you will have the option to order official documents.
The processing time for the CHESICC documents is approximately 20 days.
When your CHESICC electronic documents are processed and received by Lehigh University, you will not need to send paper transcripts.
Questions should be directed to the Graduate Programs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your full name, name of college/university and whether your application has been submitted or is in progress.
You will enter your recommenders' information through the online application. Once complete, a web link will automatically be emailed to the recommender. Letters from family members or friends will not be considered. Paper copies of letters of recommendation will not be accepted.
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language® or the International English Language Testing System exam. All international students must show proof of English Proficiency to be admitted to Lehigh.
An applicant's English proficiency test date may not be older than 2 years at the time of your application to the program. The Lehigh MS/PhD programs will continue to accept all versions of the TOEFL test as long as the scores come directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Scores must be received directly from ETS to be considered official. Lehigh’s institution code number is: 2365. IELTS information can be found at ielts.org. Official test scores must be submitted from the testing agencies directly in order for this requirement to be satisfied.
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Recommended scores for the available versions are:
Internet-based TOEFL [iBT]—
Lehigh University will be accepting MyBest™ scores from ETS/TOEFL beginning August 2019.
IELTS overall band score: 7
Please note: These are minimum scores and do not guarantee admission into a program.
If an applicant has completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree or at least 2 years of full-time post-secondary education in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia or Canada, he or she may be exempt from the TOEFL. The applicant is not exempt if the language of instruction is English in a non-English speaking country or if you have lived in an English-speaking country.
International students interested in applying for college-awarded financial aid will be required to pass a Lehigh University Test of Presentation and Speech Skills (TOPSS) test. The College will use the new internet-based TOEFL [iBT] as a screening tool for the awarding of financial aid to international students. In order to be considered, you must achieve a speaking section score of 28, and a listening section score of 20. All awards are contingent upon passing the Lehigh TOPSS test. Information on the Lehigh University TOPSS test may be found at global.lehigh.edu/esl.
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