To maintain the high quality of the program and its optimum size, PhD classes are enrolled every two years. The next intake will be in Fall 2014, with applications due by January 15, 2014. Admissions decisions are usually reached within one month of the application deadline date.
Who should apply
You should have strong analytical skills, a good background in economics and mathematics, and a serious commitment to research and/or advanced analysis. The ideal candidate has:
- an excellent academic record in an American bachelor's or equivalent foreign degree program
- outstanding analytical skills as demonstrated with GRE scores
- interest in international issues and motivation for challenging graduate study
Undergraduate studies should include intermediate microeconomics and statistics as well as exposure to linear algebra and differential, integral and multivariate calculus. An undergraduate major in economics is not required. Neither is a Master's degree needed.
Students who seek two years of PhD-level training but do not wish to commit to completing the full PhD program may apply to the Master of Science program.
How to apply
In either case a complete application includes the following:
- Application form, including essay and $55 application fee
- Official scores from the GRE. The code for Brandeis IBS is 3122.
- Official transcripts
- 3 letters of recommendation
If you are an international applicant your application must also include an official score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS, unless your native language is English, or you have studied four years for an undergraduate degree (or two years for a graduate degree) at an institution in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Singapore, Australia or New Zealand. For TOEFL score of 100 on IBT is usually required, IELTS a score of 7.0 is required. An official English translation of academic documents is also required.
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