Economics Graduate Degree Program

Description

The Department of Economics prepares graduates to compete in the academic, governmental, and private sectors.

Ph.D. students complete coursework in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics, three preliminary qualifying examinations, and two elective fields of study. Elective fields include: Econometrics, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Labor Economics, Macroeconomic Theory and Policy, Microeconomic Theory, and Public Economics.

General Information

Website http://www.econ.ucsb.edu/
Address Department of Economics
University of California, Santa Barbara
North Hall 2120
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9210
(USA)
Phone (805) 893-2205
Email grad@econ.ucsb.edu
Degrees Offered PhD/MA, PhD
Requirements
  • Online application: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp
  • Statement of Purpose, Personal Achievements/Contributions, and Resume or CV (submitted in the online application)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (submitted online)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (uploaded into online application)
  • GRE General test scores
  • TOEFL scores for those applying to the Ph.D.: 600 Paper-Based Test (PBT), 100 Internet-Based Test (IBT) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Overall Band score of 7 or higher (if applicable)
  • Final/Official transcripts will be required for all applicants who are admitted and have indicated their intent to enroll at UC Santa Barbara by submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). UC Santa Barbara reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process, and rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between uploaded and official transcript(s) are found.
Deadlines Fall Only - Ph.D.: December 1, 2017 is the deadline to apply for admission with priority Financial Support Consideration. February 1, 2018 (by 11:59 PM PST) is the final deadline to apply for admission, but will be given a lower priority in funding.
Emphases Economics and Environmental Science (Ph.D. only), Demography (Ph.D. Only)
Specializations N/A
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      • Address
        • Department of Economics
          University of California, Santa Barbara
          North Hall 2120 Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9210
          (USA)
      • Phone
        • (805) 893-2205
      • Degrees Offered
        • PhD/MA, PhD
      • Requirements
          • Online application: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp
          • Statement of Purpose, Personal Achievements/Contributions, and Resume or CV (submitted in the online application)
          • Three Letters of Recommendation (submitted online)
          • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (uploaded into online application)
          • GRE General test scores
          • TOEFL scores for those applying to the Ph.D.: 600 Paper-Based Test (PBT), 100 Internet-Based Test (IBT) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Overall Band score of 7 or higher (if applicable)
          • Final/Official transcripts will be required for all applicants who are admitted and have indicated their intent to enroll at UC Santa Barbara by submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). UC Santa Barbara reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process, and rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between uploaded and official transcript(s) are found.
      • Pre-Application
        • No Pre-Application Necessary
      • Deadlines
        • Fall Only - Ph.D.: December 1, 2017 is the deadline to apply for admission with priority Financial Support Consideration. February 1, 2018 (by 11:59 PM PST) is the final deadline to apply for admission, but will be given a lower priority in funding.
      • Emphases
        • Economics and Environmental Science (Ph.D. only), Demography (Ph.D. Only)
      • Specializations
          N/A