Master's in Economics FAQs

Master's in Economics FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


No; students are admitted exclusively to the Summer II term each year.

At this time, only our first two classes (ECON 519 and ECON 520) are offered online; the remaining classes are taught on-ground at the University of Arizona main campus.

The MS program is designed to last for one year: Summer II, Fall, and Spring. If you earn a joint degree (for example, the MS in Finance with the MS in Econometrics), the duration will vary depending on your plan of study.


Tuition is set by the Bursar’s Office. To calculate the cost by semester, please visit!/selections ]

The Department of Economics does not offer financial aid for the MS program. However, many grants and scholarships are available to students pursuing a graduate education. For information on opportunities for funding and assistance with applying for grants, please visit

The University of Arizona does not grant waivers of the application fee. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

Program Requirements

We do not have a strict minimum requirement, but admissions preference is given to students who have earned a score in the 75th percentile or above.

The Graduate College requires a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale

The University of Arizona requires a TOEFL minimum score of 79.

Yes. We can accept a certificate from the Center for English as a Second Language in lieu of an official TOEFL/IELTS score.