The Master of Arts is offered only to students working toward a Ph.D. in economics.

The department participates in the M.B.A. program; see Master of Business Administration Program in the Catalog.

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College. Application deadline for admission and financial support is January 15 for fall semester entry.

Applicants must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test and have their scores sent to the University. Those whose first language is not English and who do not hold a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited college or university in the United States must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and have their scores sent to the University.

Applicants must submit a completed Application for Graduate Admission, official transcripts from all institutions they have attended, and all official test scores to the University of Iowa Office of Admissions.

Over 90 percent of students reported that they found permanent employment, were accepted to graduate school, or were not seeking employment within six months of graduation.

The Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs; for more information about careers, visit What Can I Do with a Major in Economics on the Pomerantz Career Center website.