It is preferred that candidates have an undergraduate degree in economics or a related field with strong analytic skills. Qualifications for application may include the following: BA or BS in Economics or Political Economy from an accredited US college or university or an equivalent international credential with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (especially in economics courses).
BS or BA in a natural science or an equivalent technical area from an accredited US college or university or an equivalent international credential with a GPA of 3.0 or higher AND successful coursework in intermediate economics (microeconomics and macroeconomics) AND at least one upper level economics course; preferably econometrics.
A solid academic background in quantitative courses including coursework in calculus statistics and/or econometrics. This may be at either the college level or the high school level, via AP courses with test score of 4 or higher.