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Applying to the Ph.D. Program in Economics

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

Information about the graduate program including program requirements, faculty, and job placement history are on this web page, and to apply, visit the Graduate Division.

Please review all resources thoroughly, including our FAQ, and should you have additional questions, please e-mail us at


Applications for the 2021 cohort will be available on September 9, 2020. Please visit the Graduate Division’s website which includes the application for admission, fellowships for incoming students, and campus resources for students.

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.