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*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Entrance TermApplication Deadline
FallJanuary 15

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores*

*Note: Every non-native English-speaking applicant who is applying to the PhD program in Economics at the University of Missouri must submit an English proficiency test score even if they meet all the criteria set by the University to be exempt from the English language requirement.

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Economics Program

All application materials must be uploaded through the Graduate School online application. More detailed instructions on uploading required materials are available on this Economics PhD application information page.

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement
  • Official GRE scores

Requirements for the doctoral degree

For the Economics PhD program details, including degree requirements, qualifying process, and dissertation requirements, please see the PhD Handbook on the Economics PhD website.