Skip to main content

Secondary navigation:

Woods College of Advancing Studies

Admission Requirements

Master of Science in applied economics

How to Apply

To be considered for admission and potential scholarships, applicants to the Applied Economics Master's program are responsible for collecting and submitting all necessary application materials by the designated program deadline (see below).


Apply Today


  • Online application
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (minimum GPA 3.0)
  • Transcripts from each college or university in which you were enrolled (see transcript requirements for international students).
  • GRE (reporting code 7534) or GMAT (reporting code 44X-HX-07) scores
  • TOEFL (reporting code 3276) or IELTS scores (if applicable) from within the past two years
  • Personal Statement   
  • Two letters of recommendation (Letters must be sent directly from recommender either through online application portal or directly to Woods College.  We will not accept letters that are not in a sealed envelope mailed directly from recommender or emailed directly from recommender).
  • Résumé
  • Application fee $60 (to be paid as part of the online application)
  • Brief interview (in person or via Skype)
  • Prerequisite courses: Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Statistics, Calculus I and II*
*Calculus II may be taken concurrently at Boston College or elsewhere during your first semester of study.

At the Woods College, the M.S. in Applied Economics program has articulation agreements with Stonehill College, Merrimack College, and Suffolk University. For more information regarding regarding these agreements, please click here.



Boston College WCAS Processing Center

P.O. Box 67445

Chestnut Hill,  MA 02467


2017-2018 Application Deadlines

Entrance Term:

Completed Application Received By:

Decision Letter Sent By:

Spring 2018 

November 1, 2017

November 15, 2017

Spring 2018 

December 11, 2017

December 20, 2017

Spring 2018 

After December  11, 2017

No later than 4 weeks after completion of the admission process


Fall 2018

February 2, 2018

February 15, 2018

Fall 2018

March 15, 2018

April 1, 2018

Fall 2018

After March 15, 2018

No later than 4 weeks after completion of the admission process

Apply Today

If you have technical difficulties with or technical questions about the Embark on-line application, please login to your application and consult the Help Center,  or email



Please note: This page links to PDF files. Use this link to download Adobe Reader if needed.