Test requirements

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a computer-based standardized assessment delivered in English that serve as uniform standards of measurement for applicants. The GRE is the accepted test for applicants in the Economics PhD program. Applicants’ scores should be very competitive.

The GRE website provides additional information on the GRE and how to register for the test date and location.

Acceptable proof for English proficiency (for international graduate applicants) includes:

  • TOEFL, score of at least 550 (PBT) or 80 (iBT). ASU’s institutional code is 4007. ASU only accepts electronic copies of the TOEFL score report.
  • IELTS, overall band score of at least 6.5. No institutional code is needed.
  • PTE, score of at least 60.

Please visit ASU Graduate College for further details.

GRE score submission

In the online application you will be asked to report both the score number and percentile obtained for the verbal, quantitative and analytical sections of the GRE. The official test scores, however, must be reported directly by the testing organizations to ASU Graduate College. ASU's GRE Institutional Code is 4007. The Department Code for the GRE is 000.

The mailing addresses are:

If sending by U.S. Mail:
Arizona State University
ASU Graduate College
PO Box 871003
Tempe, AZ 85287-1003
If sending by FedEx, DHL or UPS:Arizona State University
ASU Graduate College
1151 S. Forest Avenue, #SSV112
Tempe, AZ  85287-0112