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Boston University

Department of Economics

Boston , MA

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Boston University

Overview

Boston University / Department of Economics is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts (MBA/MA)
Master of Arts in Economic Policy (MAEP)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 142
Doctoral Degrees 18

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
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
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,636
Applied
761
Accepted
156
Enrolled
47%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 2 letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 84

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

333
Total Graduate Students
82%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.2%
Black or African American 0.3%
White or Caucasian 11%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0.3%
Unknown 1.5%

Gender

Male (59%)
Female (40%)

Location & Contact

Address One Silber Way
Boston, MA  02215
United States
Contact Barton Lipman
Chair
Email: blipman@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-2995
Fax: 617-353-4449

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