Please note that the Department of Economics and the University will be working remotely due to COVID-19 until further notice. Any inquiries regarding the admissions process can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2021
The Department of Economics offers two degree tracks: a Master of Applied Economics (MAE) and a Ph.D in Economics. This page provides information on the admission process for the doctoral program. Students who are accepted into our doctoral program can earn their Master’s of Arts (MA) in Economics en route to earning their PhD. Note: Based on University policy, students who have already been awarded an academic Master’s in Economics (MA or MS), are unable to be awarded a duplicate degree.
The PhD program does not admit students whose final goal is to earn a Master of Arts in Economics. If you are interested in a Master’s only, please apply to the MAE Program. They offer a 9-month terminal Master’s degree curriculum designed to prepare students to enter the field of Economics. If you are interested in applying to the MAE program, contact our MAE Graduate Office at email@example.com.
The program only admits students once a year in the fall; we do not have spring or winter admissions. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year must be submitted by 11:59pm PST on Tuesday, December 1, 2021 (2:59am EST on December 2). Recommendation letters are given a 2 week grace period. Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded by Saturday, December 1, and GRE/TOEFL exams must have been taken by December 1 (scores should arrive within 2-3 weeks).
Our application is entirely online. Students only need to submit unofficial transcripts during the review process. If admitted, all students will be required to submit official transcripts in order to register.
All applicants must apply online via the UCLA Application for Graduate Admission.
Please do not submit application materials by email or by fax.
For questions about our departmental admissions policies and procedures, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have specific questions about the online UCLA Graduate Division Application system, please email the Graduate Division Admissions office at email@example.com. If you experience technical issues with the online application, please use the Technical Support button found at the top of each page of the application.