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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of Economics

Amherst, MA

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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Overview

University of Massachusetts Amherst / Department of Economics is located in Amherst, MA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

164
Applied
22
Accepted
9
Enrolled
13%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

81
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
88%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.17%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 29%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.7%
Unknown 2.47%

Gender

Male (59%)
Female (40%)

Faculty

30
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 0
Male (22)
Female (8)

Location & Contact

Address Amherst, MA  01003
United States
Contact Dr. Mwangi wa Githinji
Graduate Program Director
Email: gradinfo@econs.umass.edu
Phone: 413-545-2082
Fax: 413-545-2921