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  • Complete online application form
  • Resume / CV
  • Statement of Purpose (500 - 1,000 words)
  • At least two letters of recommendation 
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Official GRE score
  • Official TOEFL score (minimum score of 90 required) or IELTS score (minimum score of 7.0 required)*
  • We recommend students complete both basic statistics and microeconomics courses prior to enrollment

*UGPA Grade Scale and Conversion: if the GPA scale used on your transcript is not a 4.0 scale, please use this guide for converting your GPA to a 4.0 scale.

*TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Policy: To be eligible for a TOEFL/IELTS waiver, you must have studied fulltime for two years or more at a college or university where the sole language of instruction is English and in a country where English is the primary spoken language. The two years of study must be completed prior to the start of the program.

If you believe you qualify for a TOEFL/IELTS waiver based on the above criteria, indicate your eligibility in the Additional Academic Information section of the application under the Test Score Instructions for the TOEFL/IELTS exam. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will not examine, confirm the status of, or grant any waiver requests prior to extending an offer of admission.

*The program’s language of instruction is English, and written and spoken English proficiency is required. Students who are not native English speakers must provide language evaluation test scores with their application materials. 

Application Deadline


Online Application for Fall 2020 opens in September, 2019

Priority deadline: January 15, 2020 (applicants are encouraged to apply early for full financial aid consideration)

Regular deadline: May 31, 2020