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Admission Requirements


Requirements for Admission to the MAE Program

Students seeking admission into the WKU Masters of Arts in Applied Economics must meet the following requirements:

  • File application with WKU Graduate School with accompanying fee.
  • Submit three (3) letters of recommendation to WKU Graduate School. The letters can be sent by e-mail or regular mail directly to the Graduate School
  • Submit official copy of undergraduate degree transcript to WKU Graduate School
  • Have official GRE score (within last 5 years) submitted to WKU Graduate School
  • Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 (4.0 scale)
  • Have a minimum GRE-Quantitative score of 147
  • For applicants from non-English speaking countries, evidence of ability to communicate in English (a minimum of 550 on the written TOEFL, a minimum of 213 on the computerized TOEFL, a minimum of 79 on the internet TOEFL, successful completion of ELS Level 112, or a minimum of 6.5 on the IELTS

    Additional requirements for Mathematical Methods Concentration: 

  • Undergraduate degree in Economics, Mathematics, Mathematical Economics or other related major. 
  • All applicants must have completed a calculus sequence through multivariable calculus, discrete mathematics, principles of micro- and macroeconomics, and one semester of junior or senior level probability theory

Alternate graduate admission test scores such as the GMAT or LSAT will be considered on a case by case basis as a substitute for the GRE. 


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 Last Modified 5/4/18