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The Department of Economics accepts applications for admission every other year.  The next admission time is Fall 2020.

The University has minimum requirements for unconditional admission to graduate study:

  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 (B) for the last two years of undergraduate study.
  • All students must submit scores on the GRE General Test or GMAT.
  • Applicants who have not attended a college or university where English is the official language for at least one academic year, are required to have at least a score of 550 on the paper test or 80 on the internet version on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Any student who has taken the TOEFL exam should report the score as part of his/her application. While we do not require the Test of Spoken English for any applicants, any student who has taken the test should also report that score.  Alternative exams to the TOEFL include IELTS (International English Language Testing System: 6), MELB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 77) or successful completion of the University of Florida English Language Institute program. The University code for test score submission is 5812.

Note: While we do not require the Test of Spoken English for any applicant, a student who has taken this test should also report that score.

Beyond the University of Florida requirements, the Department of Economics does not set additional requirements for admission, however most students in our program have qualifications well in excess of the minimums above. For example, the students entering our Ph.D. program in Fall 2016 with financial support:

  • Verbal scores ranged from 142 to 170 with an average of 157.
  • Quantitative scores ranged from 158 to 168 with an average of 164.

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