Masters Program FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Is any financial aid available?

A:  Unfortunately, we are unable to provide financial assistance for those that enroll in the Master’s program.  However, the program is flexible enough to allow part-time students to earn money and their degree simultaneously.

Q:  What are the “minimum requirements” to enter the Master’s Program?

A:  There are no minimum requirements as all applicants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  However, for foreign students an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score is required of nonnative speakers of English. The minimum TOEFL score is 213 (computer version) and 550 (paper version). The minimum IBT-internet based TOEFL is as follows: Writing 22, Speaking 23, Reading 21, Listening 17.

Q:  What are the requirements for earning a Master’s in this program?

A:  For all students beginning on or after Fall 2014, there are 6 core classes: Microeconomic Theory I & II, Macroeconomic Theory I & II, Statistics, and Econometrics I.  In addition, you must take 4 additional electives.

Q:  Can I enroll as a part-time student and take only night classes? 

A:  Part-time students can expect many courses to be offered in the late afternoon and at night.

Q:  How do I apply? 

A:  Application information can be found at http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu/.  You are required to submit an undergraduate transcript, 3 letters of recommendation, a brief resume, a personal statement, and test scores (GRE or GMAT, and TOEFL for foreign students).

Q:  What are the admission deadlines?

A:  For U.S. residents, July 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. Applicants living abroad must apply by October 1 for the spring semester and March 1 for the fall semester.  See the Graduate Admissions website for more information. 

Q:  I was in the program at one time, but never finished.  Can I re-enroll?

A:  Yes, with permission.  You must fill out a form for re-entry which is available at the Graduate Student Dean’s office or on line at http://rutgers-newark.rutgers.edu/gradnwk/.

For More information about MA program, contact:

Professor Jason Barr, Graduate Program Director.