Apply by March 1 to begin in the fall semester.
Although you can also apply by October 31 for the spring semester, coursework begins in the fall semester. As such, beginning the program
in the spring semester is problematic. Spring admissions are considered only under unusual circumstances and funding is typically unavailable.
Applications are evaluated as received. Completed applications received after the deadline may be considered; however, a timely decision is not guaranteed.
School Admission Requirements
Academic transcripts. Transcript instructions for both domestic and international students can be found in the “Review Admission Process” tab above.
Three letters of reference
A statement of purpose
TOEFL score (only for international students; minimum of 550 written, 213 computer-based, 80 iBT or 6.5 IELTS).
The department does not employ a rigid formula for admission, but we expect excellent undergraduate (or graduate if applicable) records in economics, mathematics and statistics. We also expect excellent GRE scores, TOEFL scores (when applicable) and strong letters of recommendation.
The statement of purpose should outline your goals and objectives for studying economics at the graduate level.
Please note: All application materials (except transcripts and finance resource certification) must be submitted electronically. Do not send paper recommendation forms.
GRE – Graduate Record Examinations
You must register to take the GRE and have the results forwarded to Nebraska (use institution code 6877). You must also submit your scores through the online graduate application.
TOEFL - Test of Spoken English
International students must include a TOEFL score (use institution code 6877).
You will need a minimum score of 550 written, 213 computer-based, 80 iBT or 6.5 IELTS.
Finance Resource Certification Form
Any applicant who is recommended for admission and expects to hold an F1 (student) or J1 (exchange visitor) visa should submit the Financial Resource Certification (FRC) form.
Note to International Students
We recommend starting your application process at least one year prior to the date you would like to be admitted. You must also be aware of the additional requirements that you need to
meet in order to be admitted to the College of Business. The International Student and Scholar Office provides orientation, counseling and advising, and serves as the official liaison between
your sponsoring agency and the United States government. Staff members are also available to help you make contacts on campus and in the Lincoln community.
Guidelines for International Students
Apply online and submit the $50 application fee.
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Upload Supporting Documents
All Supporting Documents including unofficial transcripts and test scores are uploaded directly via the graduate application.
You are required to submit an unofficial transcript from each post-secondary institution you have attended during the application review process.
Submit Official Transcripts
If you are admitted, you will be required to submit an official transcript sent directly from each institution you have attended to
The Office of Graduate Studies. We recommend that you complete this task before your admitted term begins. A hold will be placed
on your account if they do not receive your official transcripts by October 1 for the fall term, February 1 for the spring term and July 1
for the summer term. Students will have until that day to submit official transcripts or your admission will be rescinded.
Transcripts can be sent electronically to email@example.com or by mail to
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
1100 Seaton Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0619
International Student Transcript Submission
If you are an international student, please refer to the Nebraska Office of Graduate Studies for transcript and document information.
International Transcript Information
Additional information on Application Requirements can be found at Graduate Studies website.