The Department of Economics offers the Ph.D. degree.  There is no external, terminal program for the M.A. degree; only students enrolled at Boalt School of Law or in other doctoral programs at Berkeley may enroll for an M.A. degree in Economics if approval is given by both departments.

The online application is available on the Graduate Division Home Page. This direct link to the Graduate Admissions Page has information on applying to Berkeley.

The Social Sciences Graduate Diversity Office provides helpful resources, links, and tools for successfully completing the graduate application.


***All applicants must apply online.

Fall 2016 Application Deadlines

Online Application 11:59 PM (PST) December 2, 2015
Supporting Documents (Letters of Recommendation, Official GRE, TOEFL, IELTS Score Reports)  11:59 PM (PST) December 2, 2015

The online application and all supporting documents i.e., 3 letters of recommendation, official GRE Scores, and TOEFL or IELTS scores (if applicable) MUST be submitted via the online Graduate Admissions Application by Wednesday, December 2nd and will not be accepted after the deadline.

Late and incomplete applications will not be considered after the December 2, 2015 deadline.

Due to the volume of applications we have received, we will not be able to verify we have received  individual application materials until after January 15, 2016.  Thank you.

Registration Fees for 2015-2016
Cost of Attendance for 2015-2016