Frequently Asked Questions

Applications for the Graduate program are submitted online using the ApplyYourself Application Network. The Hunter College Graduate Admissions page provides additional instructions and includes a link to the online application which will guide you through a straightforward application process.
The application deadline for Fall admissions is April 1st. Applicants who have completed all or part of their university studies in a non-US institution and/or require student visas must submit their applications no later than February 1st to be considered for Fall admission. Find more information pertaining to Graduate Admission into the M.A. in Economics program here.
See the Hunter College Academic Calendar for information pertaining to the start and end dates of each semester, alternative schedule days, special college events, holidays and college closings.
There are a few factors to consider for students who work full-time. While the program is conveniently geared toward evening schedules with graduate classes meeting just one day per week after 5:30pm, some additional flexibility may be necessary. Furthermore, the program is quantitatively-oriented and hence each class, especially in the core, may require a large time investment for study and assignments. Overall, effective organization and time management is a key factor to achieving success in the program.
The mathematics course credits required for admission into the M.A. in Economics program are Calculus I-II and Matrix Algebra. Additionally, we require that students have taken a course in Statistics. If these requirements are not met, we recommend that students take the requisite courses as a non-degree student before being formally admitted to the M.A. program. In some circumstances, we may grant conditional admission to the program, but typically students start in a non-degree capacity and we work with them towards a successful application. See the Graduate Catalog for a more complete explanation on these and further Graduate Admissions Requirements.
Yes. We generally look for some core economics and more generally a strong set of quantitatively oriented courses, but we do not require that students have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. See here for Admissions Requirements for the M.A. in Economics program.
Although we normally ask for scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), under certain circumstances we do accept scores from the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAT) in place of the GRE.