The program can take only twelve months to complete, but usually it requires three semesters with one course taken over the summer.
30 credits, which usually corresponds to ten semester-length courses.
You may view our admission requirements on the 'admissions' web page. Also see the course prerequisites listed on the 'Curriculum' page.
There is a mix of daytime, evening, and weekend classes, with classes primarily in the daytime, typically meeting twice a week.
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.
There is no work experience required.
On case-by-case basis only per approval of the Program Director and the Office of the Registrar.
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.
The Graduate Programs Office can arrange a campus visit for students. While at Lehigh, students may opt to meet with an admissions counselor, tour the college or university, meet current students, visit a class, or schedule a formal interview. Please contact the Graduate Programs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (610) 758-4450.
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 email@example.com or by phone at (610) 758-4450.
Tuition costs are listed on the 'Tuition and Expenses' web page.
The College of Business administers its own financial aid to students, depending on the specific program, in the form of teaching assistantships, graduate assistantships, research assistantships, scholarships, and fellowships. College-awarded financial aid is based upon merit. Undergraduate GPA, test scores, and in some cases, work experience, are considered when awarding this type of financial aid. There is no minimum test score for consideration, but most students receiving aid score above 600 on the GMAT. For more information on what financial aid is offered for each program, please visit the financial aid information on this website.
Our online application may be accessed on the MS in Applied Economics home page or on the 'admissions' web page.
You may view our application deadlines on the 'admissions' web page.
The Graduate Programs Office
621 Taylor Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
The only document that needs to be mailed is your transcript. All other documents can be submitted online. Transcripts are held on file until an application is complete, at which time it is submitted for evaluation to the Admissions Committee.