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The Department of Economics offers graduate programs leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. The M. A. degree can be completed in one to two years, and course work for the Ph.D. degree can be completed in three years. The Ph.D. degree also requires passage of preliminary examinations and the completion of a doctoral dissertation.
The graduate program in economics provides a strong foundation in macroeconomic theory, microeconomic theory, and quantitative analysis. In addition, it offers course work by nationally recognized scholars in such fields as development economics, econometrics, urban and regional economics, international economics, industrial organization, labor economics, and monetary theory and policy. Advanced course work and secondary fields are also available in agricultural economics, computer science, finance, mathematics, political science, statistics, regional planning, and other disciplines.
Required course work: * Research Methods in Economics
* Agricultural Demand and Commodity Marketing
* Economics of Agricultural Production
* Quantitative Topics in Agricultural Economics
* History of Economic Thought
or one graduate economics course at the 800-level or above in a third field. * Mathematical Economics
* Macroeconomic Theory I
* Econometrics I
* Macroeconomic Theory II
* Econometrics II
* Advanced Microeconomic Theory I
* Advanced Microeconomic Theory II
* Basic Elements of Statistical Theory
An applicant to the Graduate School at Kansas State University must have a bachelor's degree substantially the same as the ones granted by Kansas State University. That is, it must represent a broad range of courses in the basic academic disciplines. Applicants whose degrees do not meet these standards may be denied admission to graduate degree programs at Kansas State University.
Admission is denied to applicants holding bachelor's degrees with a significant amount of credit for work that was not supervised by a faculty member of an accredited college or university or evaluated in units that identify the academic content. A limited amount of credit for experience, when awarded as an acceptable part of a bachelor's degree for internships, fieldwork, or the like, is not a cause for denial but must be clearly identified as graded work.
Applicants to graduate degree programs pay a non-refundable application fee of: * $50 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and
* $75 for international applicants
English Language RequirementsIELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79
Most graduate students are able to finance their education with a variety of financial assistance tools specific to graduate school:
* Graduate Assistantships: Funded by individual departments and graduate programs, teaching, research and graduate assistantships are awarded based on a student's ability and promise.
* Graduate Fellowships
* Loans: Loans are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have successfully applied for financial assistance
* Traineeships: Traineeships are offered through the university or departments that have federally supported traineeships.
Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.
Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.
Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.
Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.