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Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree or expect to receive it before the semester in which they will begin the M.A. Students with undergraduate majors in economics, political science, statistics, engineering, or mathematics will likely be prepared for the quantitative courses in the M.A.; students with less statistics training may benefit from supplemental study before beginning the Master's.  Competitive applicants will have a GPA ≥ 3.1 or GRE ≥ 300.

Applicants whose first language is not English should have a TOEFL score ≥ 90.  However, the language testing requirement will be waived if the student has received a degree from an accredited U.S. institution.

We strongly recommend that students have taken two semesters of calculus and one semester of basic statistics or equivalents during their undergraduate training. 

For questions about admissions requirements, please contact Professor Justin Cook at ccook7@tulane.edu.


The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.