How long will it take to complete the Lehigh MS in Applied Economics?

The program can take only twelve months to complete, but usually it requires three semesters with one course taken over the summer.

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How many credits are in the Lehigh MS in Applied Economics?

30 credits, which usually corresponds to ten semester-length courses.

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What are your admission requirements?

You may view our admission requirements on the 'admissions' web page. Also see the course prerequisites listed on the 'About the Program' page.

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When will I attend classes?

There is a mix of daytime, evening, and weekend classes, with classes primarily in the daytime, typically meeting twice a week.

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What is your minimum GMAT or GRE score?

Performance on the GMAT or GRE is a good indicator of success in the program. While we do not have a minimum score for either test, we look for strong quantitative ability as evidenced in the mathematical portion of the GMAT or GRE. Most of our students score in the 70th percentile or above on their total score, a good measure of the strength of your peers.

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Is work experience required?

There is no work experience required.

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Does Lehigh accept transfer credits to the Lehigh MS in Applied Economics?

On case-by-case basis only per approval of the Program Director and the Office of the Registrar.

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What is the STEM designation?

The CIP code for the MS in Applied Economics is 45.0603, Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. This is on the STEM Designated Degree Program list for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Having a STEM designated degree program is a valuable signal to employers, and it enables international students to extend their OPT for a total of 36 months.

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How do I arrange for a campus visit?

The Graduate Programs Admissions staff can arrange a campus visit for students. While at Lehigh, students may opt to meet with an admissions counselor, tour the college or university, meet current students, visit a class, or schedule a formal interview. Please contact the Graduate Programs Admissions at business@lehigh.edu, or by phone at (610) 758-4450.

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Can I visit a class?

The Graduate Programs Admissions staff will be pleased to arrange a class visit for students. Please contact us at least one week prior to the desired visit date so that we may make arrangements. The Graduate Programs Admissions may be reached at business@lehigh.edu, or by phone at (610) 758-4450.

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What are the tuition costs?

Tuition costs are listed on the 'Tuition & Expenses' web page, under Costs and Financial Aid.

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What types of financial aid are available?

The College of Business & Economics administers its own financial aid to students, depending on the specific program, in the form of teaching assistantships, graduate assistantships, research assistantships, scholarships, and fellowships. College-awarded financial aid is based upon merit. Undergraduate GPA, test scores, and in some cases, work experience, are considered when awarding this type of financial aid. There is no minimum test score for consideration, but most students receiving aid score above 600 on the GMAT. For more information on what financial aid is offered for each program, please visit the financial aid information on this website.
Information on federal financial aid may be obtained through Lehigh University’s Office of Financial Aid.

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Where can I access an application?

Our online application may be accessed on the MS in Applied Economics home page or on the 'admissions' web page.

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What are your application deadlines?

You may view our application deadlines on the 'admissions' web page.

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Where should I mail my transcripts?

Lehigh University
The Graduate Programs Office
621 Taylor Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
USA

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Must I submit my application documents in one package?

The only document that needs to be mailed is your transcript. All other documents can be submitted online. Transcripts are held on file until an application is complete, at which time it is submitted for evaluation to the Admissions Committee.

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