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Economics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #45 (QS) , CA,
The Department of Economics was founded in 1964, the same year that UC San Diego admitted its first undergraduates. The Department admitted its first Ph.D. students in 1965 and graduated its first bachelor degree students in 1968.

About

Since its inception, the faculty and programs of the Department of Economics have grown in number and stature. As of 2013, the Department of Economics has 42 faculty and two research professors (one Nobel Laureate). Four faculty members are Guggenheim Fellows, six are Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 10 are Fellows of the Econometric Society, and 15 are researchers with the National Bureau of Economic Research. The Department is well-known as a powerhouse in econometric theory and microeconomic theory, and now also boasts top groups in macroeconomics, international economics, and several applied-microeconomic fields.

Over the years, the faculty has been committed to a rigorous analytical approach to both teaching and research. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs were initially designed to provide students with a strong foundation in economic theory and econometrics. This was based on the belief that even students with interests in applied fields or policy areas would benefit from having a deep understanding of the principles and methods that are the basis of modern economic analysis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Computation
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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • GRE General Test
  • English Proficiency Exam
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose Requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5668 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    11336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5668 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    11336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5668 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for San Diego

  • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
    Living Costs

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