318
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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 Business Administration/Master of Arts (MBA/MA)
Master of Arts (MA) Global development economics
Master of Arts in Economic Policy (MAEP) Economic policy

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 122
Doctoral Degrees 14

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

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,547
Applied
720
Accepted
127
Enrolled
47%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 5th January 5th No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

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 January 5
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

318
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
88%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.94%
Black or African American 0.31%
White or Caucasian 11%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.83%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.52%

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