Applying to the Ph.D. Program in Economics

Thank you for inquiring about admission to the Ph.D. program in Economics.

Information about applying to the graduate program in Economics can be found on this Web site or the Graduate Division Web site. Should you have additional questions not covered by the information contained or resources listed here, please e-mail us at

Applications for Fall 2019 will be accepted starting September 1, 2018.  The application deadline is 11:59 pm PST on Monday, December 3, 2018. 

San Diego Fellowship Applications must be submitted by December 3, 2018. Please visit to determine if you are eligible to apply for the San Diego fellowship.

Transcript Policy

Please do not send hard copies of your transcripts at this time. You may upload your unofficial transcripts to the online application. We will only require official, hard copies of your transcripts if admitted and you decide to attend UC San Diego. For international students, please make sure to upload a translated copy of your transcripts.