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Admissions/Application

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Arts in Economics at California State University, Long Beach.  The department and university requirements for admission are found below.  All students begin the program in the fall semester; we are not accepting applications for the spring semester.  Any questions about admissions may be directed to econ-grad@csulb.edu.

ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:

1)  A bachelor’s degree with a major or minor in economics OR a bachelor’s degree with 24 units of upper division courses comparable to those required of a major in economics.
2)  A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75, with at least a 3.0 GPA in principles of microeconomics, principles of macroeconomics, intermediate microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, statistics, and calculus.

UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS:

1)  A degree level comparable to a U.S. 4-year bachelor degree from an accredited institution.
2)  English language requirement.

 

APPLICATION 

Important Dates for Fall 2015 Admission:

Applications Accepted: October 1, 2014 – March 15, 2015
Admissions Decisions: Made on a rolling basis, beginning in January 2015
Graduate Assistantship Offers: Offers will be made in spring 2015

 

APPLICATION CHECKLIST FOR NON-CSULB STUDENTS

  1. Submit a Department Application.
  2. Write a personal statement explaining why you are interested in pursuing a MA in Economics from CSULB. The statement should be typed and not exceed 500 words. You will be asked to include your personal statement when you submit the above Department Application.
  3. Provide two letters of recommendation (with at least one from a faculty member), emailed directly to econ-grad@csulb.edu
  4. Provide GRE Scores (Institution Code 4389, Department Code 1801). You will be asked to include scores when you submit the above Department Application.
  5. Complete the University Application: http://www.csumentor.edu/ (official transcripts and application fee will be required as part of this application).

 

APPLICATION CHECKLIST FOR CSULB CURRENT STUDENTS & ALUMNI

  1. Submit a Department Application.
  2. Write a personal statement explaining why you are interested in pursuing a MA in Economics from CSULB. The statement should be typed and not exceed 500 words. You will be asked to include your personal statement when you submit the above Department Application.
  3. Provide information from either Option A or Option B
    Option A: Provide names of two CSULB Economics’ faculty references. You will be asked to provide references in the above Department Application.
    Option B: Provide one name of a CSULB Economics’s faculty reference and one letter of recommendation from a professional outside of CSULB. You will be asked to provide name of reference in the above Department Application. Letter of recommendation should be emailed to econ-grad@csulb.edu .
  4. Complete the University Application: http://www.csumentor.edu/ (official transcripts and application fee will be required as part of this application).