MS in Applied Economics Application Requirements

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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.

Extended Application Deadlines

Spring 2020

  • International Students: December 1
  • Domestic Students: December 1

Fall 2020

  • International Students: May 1
  • Domestic Students: July 15*

*After July 15, applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 


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
  • Statistics
  • Two courses in Calculus

Admission Requirements

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 before you apply.

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