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Kellogg - Economics Dual Application Information

Applicants who wish to pursue graduate education in an Economics-based program at Northwestern University, either in the Kellogg School of Management or Department of Economics, are permitted to submit one application for a primary or first choice PhD program while requesting additional consideration for a second choice PhD program. 

Applicants will only be considered for the second-choice program if they are not offered admission to their first-choice program.

The application fee will increase from $95 to $175.

Applicants must enter at least one faculty member name from the secondary program who they are interested in working with into the Faculty section (names should be entered after listing names for the first-choice program).

Applicants should submit one Statement of Purpose, which must include no more than 1-2 pages of additional information for review by your second-choice program. Please provide that additional information regarding your second-choice program on the last page or two of your Academic Statement of Purpose.

Depending on your program selections, certain requirements such as test scores and English language proficiency for admission, may vary by program. Be sure to review and understand each program’s requirements on their webpages to ensure they will be met. Selecting this option indicates you understand what materials and requirements are needed from each program selected.

Application Requirements for Economics PhD Applicants

Application Requirements for Kellogg PhD Applicants

Deadlines to Apply:

The deadline for your dual application is the deadline for your first-choice program.  If Kellogg is your first-choice program, the deadline for the dual application is December 17.  If Economics is your first-choice program, the deadline for the dual application is January 4.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Please read the answers to these frequently asked questions before you contact our offices with any queries.  If you still have remaining questions, please contact the Department of Economics at econphd@northwestern.edu or Kellogg at Kellogg-phd@kellogg.northwestern.edu

Where do I select programs to which I want to apply?

Once you begin an application in ApplyWeb, you will select your first-choice program application.  If the program you are applying to allows for dual applications, on the next page of the application, you will be asked if you want to apply to a second-choice program as an additional consideration. You should select your second-choice program here. If you are not interested in this option, leave it blank.

What PhD programs are participating in this Dual Application Process?

Accounting Information & Management (Kellogg)

Economics

Finance (Kellogg)

Managerial Economics & Strategy (Kellogg)

Quantitative Marketing (Kellogg)

Can I receive a fee waiver for the dual application fee?

Yes, your application fee will be waived if you meet the TGS fee waiver requirements.  You will answer questions in the application portal to determine eligibility for the fee waiver.  Please do not contact the department for a fee waiver.

What should I include in the additional information for my second-choice program to review?

In this addition, you should highlight why they want to be considered for the second-choice program in Kellogg or Economics.  Please do not resubmit or rewrite the same information included in your Academic Statement of Purpose.

Can I upload a separate file for the additional information for my second-choice program?

No, please include this additional information after your Academic Statement of Purpose.  It should be one file together consisting of your academic statement of purpose and additional information (1-2 pages).

If I am not admitted into my first-choice program, what documents will be reviewed by my second-choice program?

All application material submitted will be reviewed by both programs if necessary.

If I apply to a Kellogg program as my first choice, can I select a different Kellogg program as my second choice?

No. If you select a program in Kellogg as your first choice, you must select Economics as your second-choice program. 

I see that there are different application deadlines for Kellogg and Economics – which is the correct deadline for dual applicants?

The deadline for your dual application is the deadline for your first-choice program.  If Kellogg is your first-choice program, the deadline for the dual application is December 17.  If Economics is your first-choice program, the deadline for the dual application is January 4.

What additional things are needed for my application to ensure a full review of both programs? 

Your application will only be reviewed by both programs if an offer of admission is declined by your first-choice program. Please make sure to review the requirements for each program:

Application Requirements for Economics PhD Applicants

Application Requirements for Kellogg PhD Applicants

To ensure a full review, please include all requirements in your initial application.  If you are denied admission to your first-choice program, your second-choice program may request any missing information from you directly to complete your application and review.

If I have questions about my application status, who should I reach out to?

You should reach out to your first-choice program to get an initial update or if you would like to submit additional materials. 

Economics - econphd@northwestern.edu 

Kellogg - Kellogg-phd@kellogg.northwestern.edu

If you have already heard from your first-choice program that you were denied admission, you may reach out to your second-choice program at that time. 

What and when can I expect to hear from my first-choice program about the status of my admission?

While admissions is rolling throughout the April 15th deadline, we hope to make initial decisions on first choice programs by February 15.  If you are denied admission to your first-choice program, you will receive a formal notification from The Graduate School highlighting that your application will now be reviewed by your second-choice program.