NEW: Recognizing the challenges to teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Economics adopted the following principle for our graduate program.
The Department of Economics evaluates applicants for admission to our graduate program holistically, meaning that we consider an applicant’s combination of personal accomplishments, letters of recommendation, personal statements, academic record, and test scores in making our admissions decisions. Such a review will take into account the significant disruptions of COVID-19 when reviewing students’ transcripts and other admissions materials from Spring 2020. We understand that many institutions across the country instituted P/NP grading policies during that semester (including UC Berkeley). Thus, we will not penalize students for the adoption of P/NP and other grading options during this unprecedented period, whether the choices were made by institutions or by individual students. Our admissions evaluation will focus primarily on a student’s academic performance prior to this period, and if applicable, following this period.
Fall 2020 Application Updates
|Application Available||September 2019|
|Deadline to submit Application||December 2, 2019 at 8:59pm PT|
The Department of Economics offers a Ph.D. degree. There is no external, terminal program for the M.A. degree.
The Social Sciences Graduate Diversity Office provides helpful resources, links, and tools for successfully completing the graduate application.
***All applicants must apply online.
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 Monday, December 2, 2019 at 8:59pm PST (Pacific Standard Time), and will not be accepted after the deadline.
***Please do not send updated materials (eg: transcripts, CVs) after the deadline. Applications will not be updated to reflect changes, including Fall 2019 grades.
Late and incomplete applications will not be considered after the December 2, 2019, 8:59pm (Pacific Time) 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, 2020. Thank you.