Graduate Pathway in Applied Economics

Do you want to study for a graduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to a graduate degree program through curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

Offered through the School of Economic Sciences, the MS in Applied Economics degree program provides strong foundations in economic theory, quantitative methods, applications and research analysis in order to prepare graduate for professional careers in business, consulting and government.

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 30 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 18 credit hours remaining toward degree
Semester 1
  • Academic Reading and Research
  • International Teaching Assistance
  • Microeconomic Analysis I
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
Semester 2
  • Academic Listening and Discussion
  • Econometrics
  • Microeconomic Analysis II
1-SEMESTER PATHWAY
DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN
  • 30 credit hour program
  • 6 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 24 credit hours remaining toward degree
Semester 1
  • Critical Reading and Research
  • Advanced Academic Listening and Discussion
  • Seminar and Discussion
  • Topics in Economic Sciences
  • Applied Linear Models or Financial Management

Career Paths

The program includes courses in economic theory and quantitative methods and a series of elective courses in specialized fields of study offered by the program. Former students are placed at the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service and Economic Research Service, Cargill, World Bank, Insightful Corp, Grassbridge Recruiting, Insurance industry, among others.

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Graduate Pathway in Applied Economics

Graduate Entry Paths and Requirements

Entry Requirements: Academic English Language Age
Direct Admission:
  • Completion of undergraduate degree in economics or related discipline preferred with 2.5 GPA
  • Must have taken calculus, linear algebra, statistics, econometrics and intermediate macroeconomics courses (or equivalent) with passing grades
  • TOEFL iBT 80-93
  • IELTS 7.0-7.5
  • Completion of AE Level 6
  • 16 years and above
1-Semester Pathway:
  • Completion of undergraduate degree in economics or related discipline preferred with 2.5 GPA
  • Must have taken calculus, linear algebra, statistics, econometrics and intermediate macroeconomics courses (or equivalent) with passing grades
  • TOEFL iBT 75
  • IELTS 6.0
  • PTEA 53
  • 16 years and above
2-Semester Pathway:
  • Completion of undergraduate degree in economics or related discipline preferred with 2.5 GPA
  • Must have taken calculus, linear algebra, statistics, econometrics and intermediate macroeconomics courses (or equivalent) with passing grades
  • TOEFL iBT 66
  • IELTS 6.0
  • PTEA 50
  • Password 6
  • Completion of AE Level 5 with 83% average in all classes
  • 16 years and above

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Graduate Pathway in Applied Economics

When can I start?

2018-19 Dates and Prices

Pathway Program Start Date Tuition
1-Semester Pathway: Fall: August 13, 2018
$16,200
2-Semester Pathway: Fall: August 13, 2018
$28,200
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Graduate Pathway in Applied Economics

What are the progression requirements?

Upon successful completion of an INTO WSU Pathway program and meeting university requirements for graduate admission, students may enter their second semester of graduate study at Washington State University. This transition from an INTO WSU Pathway program to a university degree program is called progression. Students must meet the following Washington State University Pathway progression criteria to progress:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • No "W" or "I" grade in a class
  • Grade of “B” or better in all classes

You are fully admitted to Washington State University provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials.

Does this program lead to further study?

This program leads to a Master of Science in Applied Economics at Washington State University.

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