Admission

Graduate Admission

Applicants to the Ph.D. program should have taken 3 courses in calculus (12 to 15 semester hours) and a course in linear algebra.

Applications submitted before February 1 receive first consideration for financial aid for fall admission. Applications may continue to be submitted until May 1 for fall admission. Applications submitted before November 1 receive first consideration for spring admission.

Submit your graduate application online. Send all other requested application materials to the department:

The University of Kansas
Department of Economics
Graduate Secretary
Snow Hall
1460 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 415
Lawrence, KS 66045-7514

Students whose native language is not English usually have difficulty in the program unless their English is excellent. The university accepts TOEFL and IELTS scores. The required scores are listed below.

TOEFL (paper) TOEFL (CBT) TOEFL (iBT) IELTS
All part scores at least 53 All part scores at least 20 Reading, Listening, and Writing part scores at least 20 Minimum overall score 6.0 with no part score below 5.5

Contact Info

Department of Economics

Snow Hall
1460 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 415
Lawrence, KS 66045-7514
785-864-3501
http://www.economics.ku.edu/
Joseph Sicilian, Chair
785-864-3501

Department of Economics

Snow Hall
1460 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 415
Lawrence, KS 66045-7514
785-864-3501
http://www.economics.ku.edu/
Shu Wu, Director of Graduate Studies
785- 864-3501
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  • 2nd in the nation for prestigious faculty Fulbright awards
  • 26 Rhodes scholars
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
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