Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Economic Analytics (M.S.) 

Application Deadlines

Admission to the economic analytics (M.S.) is for fall term:

  • Early Deadline: April 1
  • Priority Deadline: June 15
  • Final Deadline: Aug. 15
  • Spring admission by program director approval only: Jan. 7

Admission Criteria

  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required but recommended, especially for students whose record of quantitative courses is short or not as strong as they would like it to be. Please arrange for test scores to be sent from the testing service in advance of the application deadline.

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. 

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (on a 4-point scale) is required for full admission to the program, and 2.75 is required for conditional admission. GPA calculations may be based upon the cumulative units or the last 60 units of the degree. See graduate admission policies for more information.


The master’s degree in economic analytics is an intensive, rigorous and quantitative program. Applicants must have a background which augurs success in the program. Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis, but this typically requires: 

  • successful completion of intermediate microeconomics, preferably with calculus
  • successful completion of intermediate macroeconomics, preferably with calculus
  • successful completion of a course in calculus
  • successful completion of two courses of statistics or econometrics, including regression analysis

Applicants who do not meet the above criteria but can demonstrate strong analytical abilities will be considered for the program. In some cases, applicants may be accepted conditional on completion of courses at Towson University which meet the above criteria.

Other indications of strong analytical abilities include, but are not limited to, successful completion of an undergraduate degree in an analytical or technical major or significant course work in mathematics and/or statistics, or a strong score (160 or above) on the quantitative reasoning section of the GRE.

Application Requirements  

Submit an online application, application fee and official transcripts, along with:

  • Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from individuals well placed to discuss your qualifications for graduate study and a career in economic analytics. At least one letter should be from a current or former professor who has had you in class or has advised you closely. (Email addresses of recommenders must be entered on application.)
  • Statement of Purpose: In 500 words or less, discuss your goals for graduate study and for your professional career. What experiences have most contributed to your desire to study economics? How will this degree program serve to meet your academic and professional goals?
  • Resume/CV: Provide a current resume or curriculum vitae, which includes your education, employment history, awards and accolades, publication credits and leadership roles in any volunteer and/or extracurricular activities.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

U.S. Immigration requires F1 and J1 students to be enrolled full-time with the majority of their classes taken in-person and on campus. For a list of TU programs that comply as well as information on required credential evaluations and English-language proficiency, please see admission requirements for international students.