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Admission2018-11-02T08:45:53+00:00

Our Applied Economics Application Specialists support you every step of the way through the admission process. Start your application now.

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Request Form

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ThE application fee is $45.

Our Applied Economics Application Specialists support you every step of the way through the admission process. Start your application now.

3 ways to get started:

INQUIRE

Provide your contact info by completing our Request Form

APPLY

Start your online application now.
Apply Now.

The application fee is $45.

Requirements*

This degree does have prerequisite course requirements: Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Statistics, Calculus I and II (note: Calculus II may be taken concurrently during your first semester of study). To complete an application for the Master of Science in Applied Economics program, please prepare the following for submission:
  • Proof of Bachelor’s Degree Completion or Anticipated Graduation in May of Senior Year

    Please submit an official copy of all your transcripts from each college or university in which you were enrolled. An official copy of your transcript means that the college or university has submitted your transcript directly to Boston College (electronically, through email, or through the mail). You may upload an unofficial copy of your transcripts for the purposes of admissions review; however, the official version of your transcripts will be required prior to your enrolling in the Applied Economics program. Please contact your Application Specialist for further details. Please have your official transcripts sent to:

    Boston College WCAS Processing Center
    P.O. Box 67445
    Chestnut Hill,  MA  02467

    Official Secure Electronic Transcripts can be sent to wcasadm@bc.edu

  • Undergraduate GPA

    Minimum undergraduate GPA for full acceptance is a 3.0. Provisional acceptance may be considered for students below a 3.0. Provisionally admitted students may be asked to complete additional requirements and/or achieve particular grade thresholds for the first two courses at the discretion of the admissions committee.
  • GRE or GMAT Test Scores

    GRE (reporting code 7534) or GMAT (reporting code 44X-HX-07) scores should be submitted.
  • Personal Statement

    Please submit a personal statement of approximately 500 – 1,500 words (500-word minimum). Your personal statement should give us a general understanding of who you are, your career goals and aspirations, your interest in the program, and why you are a good fit for Boston College. If you wish to address any other aspects of your application materials (e.g., undergraduate GPA below a 3.0, etc.), please include this in your personal statement.
  • Resume

    Your resume or CV should contain a summary of your job experience and education. You may also include relevant activities, awards, and interests.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

    Two letters of recommendation from professional and/or academic sources. Our preference is that at least one of your letters of recommendation come from a current or recent supervisor who can speak to your experience and your capacity for successfully completing a rigorous graduate degree program.
  • Brief Interview (in person or via video conference)

    Students will be asked to schedule a short admissions interview with the program director. Please click here to schedule the Admissions Interview once you have submitted your application.

  • Additional Questions

    As part of your admissions process, you may be contacted by a member of our admissions committee with additional questions. This is not an indication that anything is amiss; we just want to make sure we have all the information we need to review your file. We are happy to set up a conversation with you in-person, online (e.g., Skype), or by phone as you prefer.

Tuition is $1,126 per credit for a 30-credit program. A comprehensive fee of $25 per semester for fall and spring and $45 per semester in the summer helps to support the cost of providing the online courses, online library access, academic support and career services and more, all of which can be accessed virtually. Students pay the comprehensive fee when they take one or more classes during a module.  Students may purchase a student ID card for $30.

Federal financial aid is available. A recommended first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Please use Boston College’s FAFSA school code: 002128.

Payment plans are available. Please visit http://www.bc.edu/offices/stserv/financial/altfin/qppp.html for more information.

BC accepts employer financial/tuition assistance. Please contact your Application Specialist at 1-617-360-7327 for more details on how to arrange for this.

Please ask your employer whether your organization is an official partner with the BC MS in Applied Economics program. Additional benefits may apply if you are part of our official partnership organizations.

Upcoming Start Dates

Start Term Class Start Date
Spring 1 2019 January 15, 2019
Spring 2 2019 March 19, 2019

Upcoming Start Dates

Start Term Class Start Date
Spring 1 2019 January 15, 2019
Spring 2 2019 March 19, 2019

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