Credits. Candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits. No more than 12 credits can be earned as pro-tanto credit for previous work.
Courses. Credit courses for the diploma program are listed below. Up to 6 credits may be earned in the category of cognate courses (see Class C). Each student’s program of study must be approved by the Graduate Program Director.
Admission Requirements. To be considered for admission, applicants must hold an undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or the equivalent. In addition, they must have earned sufficient credits in economics and basic statistical and mathematical methods to cope with graduate level courses in economics. In exceptional cases, and at the discretion of the Graduate Program Director, an applicant who has not yet satisfied this Arts and Science prerequisite may be admitted, providing that the missing courses are included in the student’s program in addition to the normal course requirements for the diploma. The grading scheme for diploma courses will be the scheme applicable to graduate courses (i.e., the passing grade is B-).
TOEFL Requirement. The Department of Economics recommends students for admission with TOEFL iBT total scores of at least 90 (or 577 for TOEFL PBT). The following scores in the essay/written expression section are also required: TOEFL iBT, 23 (TOEFL PBT, 5.0).
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