Ph.D. On Campus


University of California, San Diego

36 months
11336 USD/year
11336 USD/year
11336 USD/year
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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.


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.

The programme

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Computation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5668 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    11336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5668 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • In-State

    11336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5668 USD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 USD /month
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