With rare exceptions, the program takes a minimum of four years to complete. Most students complete in five years.
We evaluate applications based on undergraduate coursework in economics and mathematics, standardized test scores, and recommendation letters. In terms of coursework, past applicants who have been admitted and did well in the program typically had intermediate microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, probability and statistics, multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and real analysis. Applicants who fall short of completing these courses would still be considered.
The quantitative portion of the GRE or GMAT score is a good predictor of a student’s ability to survive the coursework in the first year of the Ph.D. program. While we do not have a minimum score for either test, most of our admitted students scored in the 90th percentile for the quantitative score and in the 70th percentile or above for the total score.
We normally arrange for a campus visit to students who have received the admission offer. The Graduate Program Director will be in contact with you regarding campus visits after the offers have been made.
The information can be found on the “Funding Opportunities” page.
Our online application may be accessed on the Ph.D. home page or on the “Admissions Information” page.
The information can be found on the “Admissions Information” page.
Rauch Business Center
621 Taylor Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
The only document that needs to be mailed is your transcript. All other documents must be submitted online. Transcripts are held on file until an application is complete, at which time it will be submitted to the admission committee for evaluation.
Yes. The Ph.D. in Business and Economics program contains an interdisciplinary curriculum that includes STEM fields, which qualifies the program as a STEM designated degree.