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Students should select their preferred field of study at the time of admission. Admission by field will allow students to embark on a tailor-made program in their area of interest with a select cohort of students who share similar interests.

NOTE: We will continue to accept Fall 2019 applications until February 15, 2019.

An undergraduate major in economics is desirable but not necessary. Applicants must have a strong mathematics background, including one semester of matrix algebra and at least one year of calculus. Though not required, a course in real analysis is also strongly recommended. Students should also have a minimum GPA of at least 3.3.

Applicants must apply online. As part of that process, please submit the following:

  • Online application that includes:

    • Application
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Personal Statement (stating objectives and motivation for graduate study in a select field)
  • Supporting materials:

    • Official copies of all university transcripts should be mailed directly to the Department of Economics.
    • Writing samples and/or additional materials (if any) should be mailed directly to:


      Director of Graduate Studies
      Department of Economics
      Tulane University
      6823 St Charles Ave., 206 Tilton Hall
      New Orleans, LA 70118

  • In addition, please arrange for ETS to send test scores to Tulane University School of Liberal Arts, code 6183:

    • GRE scores
    • TOEFL scores (for non-native English speakers)

Generous fellowships are available and are awarded on the basis of academic merit and potential for scholarship. We are committed to recruiting a diverse student body, and we encourage women and minorities to apply.

The online application, mailing address, and more detailed instructions are available at the Graduate Programs Office of the School of Liberal Arts.