General Graduate Program Info

General Graduate Program Info

Admissions Information

Application Instructions

Please read the following instructions carefully before beginning the application process.

  • Prerequisite coursework for admission to the Economics Master's program is described here
  • Applicants should apply to the program through the Rutgers University Graduate and Professional Admissions website.
  • Application Deadline: July 1 for both International and US-based student. However, space in the program is limited and potential applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Admissions decisions will be communicated as early as March.
  • Application Requirements: A list of required application materials, which is maintained by the Graduate and Professional Admissions office can be found here.

    Materials required for the application include:

        *  Official transcripts
        *  Two letters of recommendation
        *  Personal statement
        *  No GRE test required for application
        *  TOEFL or IELTS scores (if non-native English speaker' details of who must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score may be found here)        

Official test scores (TOEFL/IELTS) must be sent directly from ETS to Rutgers University (use code 2790 for Rutgers university, no code for our department is needed).

Official transcripts and other material which is not submitted online should be mailed to:

Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
56 Bevier Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
(732) 932-7711

 

Minimal requirements for applicants who must submit a TOEFL score are:

  • Writing

22

  • Speaking

23

  • Reading

21

  • Listening

17

  The acceptable IELTS score is bandwidth 7.

  • Upon completing the application process, applicants should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and indicate that their application has been submitted.  Applicants should be sure to include their name in this email and the subject header should contain the phrase "Economics Masters application submitted."

Checking Status of Your Application and Contacting the Admissions Office

You can check the status of your application at this link.

You should keep in mind that the Graduate and Professional School Admissions Office, not the Economics Department, manages your application and you should address all questions about your application to the Admissions Office.  Their website contains answers to most questions in their FAQS and their contact information is listed here. If you can't find your answers using these resources (and please try them first) then inquiries can be sent to the contact information below.

Contacts

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Program Director: Norman Swanson

Adopted February 2008
(Revised November 2011; November 2017)

The Master’s Program in Economics provides advanced training in economics to students interested in positions as economists and econometricians in the private and public sectors. It also prepares students for PhD studies in economics. The program aims for students to:

  1. Acquire advanced knowledge in core subjects of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics.
  1. Acquire specialized knowledge in at least one field of economics.

          Fields of specialization may include: applied econometrics, financial econometrics, health economics, labor economics,
          microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and public economics.

  1. Conduct original research in economics.  

  pdf Assessment of Masters Program Goals (17 KB)

Learning Goals, Doctoral Program in Economics, Rutgers University

Adopted February 2008
(Revised November 2011; November 2017)

The Doctoral Program in Economics trains students for careers as economists and econometricians in academia, government, financial and consulting firms, and other policy and research institutions.  The program aims for students to:

  1. Acquire advanced knowledge in core subjects of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics.
  1. Acquire specialized knowledge in at least two areas of economics.

          Fields of specialization may include: applied econometrics, financial econometrics, health economics, labor economics,
          microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and public economics.

  1. Develop skills to conduct original research in economics. 
  1. Develop and undertake an original research program.

      5. Enhance professional skills such as writing, presenting, teaching, and interviewing.

pdf Assessment of Doctoral Program Goals (171 KB)

2013-2014

  • Omayma Elsheniti, Harvard University Carnegie Corporation Centennial Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation in the Kennedy School of Government
  • Cixiu Gao, Wuhan University, School of Economics and Management
  • Daisuke Goto, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Univerwsity of Maryland School of Pharmacy
  • Jitao Tang, Ernst and Young as Senior Analyst in quantitative Economics and Statistics Group

2012-2013

  • Ilhom Abdulloev, Program Director of Effective Governance and Social Development Program at the Open Society Institute - Assistance Foundation in Tajikistan
  • Jeffrey Birchby, University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Diep Duong, Assistant Professor of Finance, School of Business, Justice Studies, and Cybersecurity Utica College
  • Nadide Banu Olcay, Cologne Graduate School in Economics, Germany
  • Xiangjin Shen, Manager, Internal Ratings Management, Global Risk Management of the Scotiabank in Canada
  • Demet Tunali, CUNY-College of Staten Island
  • Andy Vassallo, Assistant Professor,  Shippensburg University
  • Xuelian Zhang, JP Morgan Chase

 

2011-2012

  • Kaveh Akram, University Wisconsin/Madison/Center for Education Research
  • Costanza Biavaschi, Institute for Labor Studies (IZA) (Germany)
  • Jeffrey Birchy: University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Adam Gulan, Bank of Finland
  • Ebru Isgin: Westchester University Pennsylvania in the Penn State system
  • Hyun Hak Kim: Bank of Korea.
  • Jiyon Lee, Korea Energy Economic Institute
  • Seung Moon Lee, Korea Energy Economic Institute
  • Shililang Li: Currently working with Rutgers University as a post-doctoral associate in Statistics
  • Sang Bong Oh: Korea Energy Economics Institute.
  • Yoichi Otsubo, Luxembourg School of Finance
  • Jeehyun Park: Korean Institute of Local Finance
  • Haruhiko Shimizu, KANSAI Institute for Social and Economic Research (Japan)
  • Junnosuke Shino,  Bank of Japan
  • Demet Tunali: The College of Staten Island
  • Andrew Vassallo: Microeconomic Analysis & Research Associated, Inc.
  • Geoffrey Williams:Transylvania State University in Lexington Kentucky
  • Minkyoung Yoo: Accepted a post-doc position at the Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center, School of Pharmacy at the University of Utah

 


2010-2011 

  • Ilker Dastan,  Izmir University of Economics
  • Shu Ming Lin,  Beijing Normal University (China)
  • Li Liu,  Oxford University
  • Emel Yildirim. Bank of America
  • Ying Zhang. KPMG LLP

2009-2010

  • Volkan Cetinkaya, University of Transylvania
  • Andres Fernandez, Universidad de los Andes
  • Luis Palacios, Point Park University

 


2008-2009

  • Alejandro Arrieta, Indiana University/Indianapolis
  • Ethel Fonseca, RBB Economics (London)
  • Yue Li, World Bank
  • Md. Faisal Rabby, Missouri State
  • Levent Ulku, Institute Technological Autonomous Mexico
  • Nii Ayi Armah, Bank of Canada
  • Liuling Li, Nankai University
  • Xianghua Liu, USAA Federal Saving Bank
  • Soumyanetra Munshi, Indian Institute of Management
  • Chan Shen, University of Georgetown

 


2007-2008

  • Maria Lauve, Analysis Group
  • Bodhisattva Ganguli, Moody Economy.com
  • Yoko Ibuka, Yale University
  • John Bowblis, Miami University
  • George Joseph, World Bank

2006-2007

  • Shaolin Chen, Key Bank
  • Leah Traub, Lord Abbott

 


2005-2006

  • Arnisa Abazi, American Express
  • Piu Banerjee, Law and Economics Consulting Group
  • Geetesh Bhardwaj, Bates and White
  • Saubhik Deb, World Bank
  • Sung Won Kang, Samsung Research Institute/Korea
  • Hyesun Kim

2004-2005

  • Oleg Korenok, Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Raymond MacDermott, Assistant Professor, Western Illinois University
  • Xufeng Qian, New York University, Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy
  • Defne Turker, Researcher, MarketRX Co.
  • Chiung Min Tsai, Senior Economist, Bank of Taiwan
  • Wenhui Wei, Assistant Research Professor, Rutgers University, Institute for Health,
  • Health Care Policy and Aging Research
  • Byoung Hark Yoo, Bank of Korea

 


2003-2004

  • Ayse Akincigil, Assistant Research Professor, Rutgers University, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
  • Tibor Besedes, Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University
  • Elmira Valiyeva, Post Doc, Rutgers University, Pharmacy Department

 


2002-2003

  • Octavian Carare, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Elena Goldman, Assistant Professor, Pace University
  • Stanley Radchenko, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina

 


2001-2002

  • Debajyoti Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, University of Sydney
  • Ying Lei, Citi Bank
  • Antu Murshid, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee
  • Alexandru Voicu, IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor)

 


2000-2001

  • Mythreyi Bhargavan, American Express
  • Myeong Su Yun, Assistant Professor, Tulane University
  • Ioan Voicu, New York University, Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy
  • Padma Sundara Raman
  • Vladimir Mares, Assistant Professor, Washington University
  • Mikhael Shor, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University

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