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Wayne State University

Department of Economics

Detroit , MI

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Wayne State University

Overview

Wayne State University / Department of Economics is located in Detroit, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Industrial organization
Master of Arts (MA) Health economics
Master of Arts (MA) Industrial organization
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Health economics
Master of Arts (MA) Applied macroeconomics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Applied macroeconomics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) International economics
Master of Arts (MA) International economics
Master of Arts (MA) Labor and human resources
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Labor and human resources

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral examination on research, completion of course work in quantitative methods, final lecture

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

76
Applied
30
Accepted
11
Enrolled
39%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 1st May 1st No
Winter deadline October 1st September 1st Yes
Spring deadline January 1st January 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum upper-division GPA of 3.0; prior coursework in intermediate microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, statistics, and elementary calculus
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum upper-division GPA of 3.0, prior coursework in intermediate microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, statistics, two courses in calculus, three letters of recommendation from officials or teaching staff at institution(s) most recently attended, statement of purpose

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5
TWE: Required IELTS Paper score: 5.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

53
Total Graduate Students
39%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.77%
Black or African American 5.66%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 1.89%

Gender

Male (75%)
Female (24%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Health economics, international economics, macro-economics, urban and labor economics, econometrics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI  48202
United States
Contact Dr. Kevin Cotter
Interim Chair
Email: kevin.cotter@wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-3345

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