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Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #701 (QS) Worcester, MA, United States
Students in the Economics program of Worcester Polytechnic Institute approach the study of economics through the use of innovative computational tools. We believe students learn by doing, so the program’s strict adherence to rigorous methodological standards for economic experimentation and problem solving will give you valuable and practical skills for addressing real-world challenges.
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Overview

Key Features

The hands-on approach of the Economics program of Worcester Polytechnic Institute means you’ll be exposed to the full range of theoretical and methodological approaches to economics. You’ll even build computer models simulating economic systems that aid policy analysis.

Working closely and in collaboration with expert faculty in WPI’s Experimental Economics Lab students have space and equipment to conduct their own computerized economics experiments that can lead to innovative breakthroughs at the intersection of science and society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Economic Science majors have traditional course work in micro- and macroeconomics, theory, and applied topics, such as development economics, environmental economics, and information economics and policy.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Complete your application through the Common Application
  • School transcript
  • School counselor letter of recommendation
  • Teacher letter of recommendation (math or science teacher preferred)
  • Submit Test Scores (optional)
  • Personal interviews in support of your application are available on-campus and in a limited number of cities around the world
  • In addition to the regular application process, international (non-immigrant) students must meet certain standards, including proof of English proficiency and financial documentation, to join WPI

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53100 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    53100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53100 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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