Please note that the Department of Economics and the University will be closed Thursday, November 22 – Sunday, November 25, 2018 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. If you have any inquiries regarding the application, we encourage you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday morning (November 21) to ensure that you receive a response before close of business.
2019-2020 Application Deadline: December 1, 2019
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 2020-2021 academic year must be submitted by 11:59pm PST on Sunday, December 1, 2019 (2:59am EST on December 2). Recommendation letters are given a 2 week grace period. Official transcripts should be postmarked 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, except for two items that must be sent directly to the Department of Economics: one official copy of the academic records in both the original language and English and the official test scores. Domestic students only need to submit unofficial transcripts during the review process. If admitted, they 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.