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Applications for Fall 2023 are now being accepted via GradCas, the online application platform through a rolling basis and with space permitting until July 31, 2023. 

The Master of Science in Quantitative Economics program is accepting applications through the University of Pittsburgh Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Studies, GradCas.

Please follow these steps to access the GradCas online application:

  1. Select the Fall 2023 Term to Apply. 
  2. Create an Account.
  3. Search for Master of Science in Quantitative Economics University of Pittsburgh

An application must include:

  1. Three, 150 word statements to provide the admissions committee with a holistic impression of your unique characteristics and challenges and your intellectual and professional goals.  These statements will address these prompts:
    1. Tell us about your academic strengths and weaknesses
    2. Tell us about a challenge you have faced and overcome.
    3. Tell us about your goals and what motivates you to apply to the MQE program.
  2. Two letters of recommendation with at least one being an academic reference.  (Only one is required, but two are strongly preferred.)
  3. Unofficial Transcripts with demonstrated mastery in Calculus I and a basic understanding of Economics.  Applicants should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above.  Applicants with under a 2.75 GPA will not be considered.
Any questions regarding the status of an application should be addressed to

Application Fee Waivers

In an effort to reduce financial barriers to attending graduate school, the Kenneth P. Dietrich Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers application fee waivers. Please note that fee waivers are approved on a case-by-case basis and not all fee waiver requests will be granted.  All requests received will be reviewed and responded to within 48 hours during normal business hours: Monday - Friday 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. EST.  To be considered for a fee waiver, please complete the following fee waiver survey for review:

Students who qualify for Pitt2Pitt funding also qualify for application fee waivers.  Please complete the survey above and put Pitt2Pitt funding as a reason for the waiver request.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this process.

International Applicants - English language proficiency demonstrated by one of the following:     

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences requires a minimum TOEFL score of 90, with a  minimum score of 22 in each section
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Minimum score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each section  
  • Duolingo English Test: Minimum score of 110

If you are having issues with any part of your on-line application for the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences please reach out to the GradCas Applicant Help center:  If you cannot find the answer to your question you can also contact them by phone 857-304-2086 or via email:  For the quickest response it is best to contact them via chat on the Applicant Help center page.