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MS Economics Admissions

Applicants must be admitted to WVU as a graduate student using 2135 as the major code.

  • Enter the WVU Application portal.
  • Create a username and password.
  • Once an account has been created, applicants can edit the application at their discretion. Please complete all questions asked.
  • When selecting a start term, choose “fall” semester.
  • Upload an up-to-date resume.
  • Request 1-3 letters of recommendation through the online portal. Individual letters should not exceed one page.
  • Create a Statement of Purpose (not to exceed one page).
  • Pay application fee.
  • Submit application.
  • Applicants will then need to send their transcripts to WVU’s Office of Admissions. If the applicant’s undergraduate school offers “e-script” (an official electronic copy of transcripts), email the transcripts to This will help expedite the admissions process. If they do not offer this service, please have your official transcripts mailed to:
    West Virginia University Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
    PO Box 6510
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
  • For applicants submitting GMAT/GRE scores, the program  GMAT code is  C2S-6D-13 or 5904 for GRE.
  • GRE/GMAT scores are waived for WVU students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Please indicate a request for waiver in your Statement of Purpose.
  • GMAT/GRE waivers also exist for applicants with 5 or more years of relevant professional work experience. P lease indicate request for waiver in your Statement of Purpose .
  • International Students are required to submit at TOEFL or IELTS score. The College of Business & Economics TOEFL requirement is higher than the University’s—applicants must have a TOEFL score of either 580 (paper prior to July 27) or 68 (paper after July 27), 237 (computer), or 92 (Internet-based). If you have taken the IELTS instead of the TOEFL, the minimum score must be 6.5. English language exam scores should be sent to the Office of Admissions, West Virginia University, PO Box 6009, Morgantown, WV 26506-6009

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis  once all parts of the application are received, including transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation.