Admissions/Application

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2018. Our next application cycle will be for Fall 2019 admission.

• Fall 2019 Applications will be accepted from October 1, 2018 to March 15, 2019.
• Admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis from February to April, 2019.
• Graduate Assistantship offers will be made in April to May, 2019

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• You must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university. Click here for a list of foreign universities.
• You must have either majored or minored in economics or taken at least 6 economics classes.
• You must have completed (1) principles of macroeconomics, (2) principles of microeconomics, (3) intermediate microeconomics, (4) intermediate macroeconomics, (5) statistics, and (6) calculus.
• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50
• A minimum GPA 3.0 GPA in (1) principles of macroeconomics, (2) principles of microeconomics, (3) intermediate microeconomics, (4) intermediate macroeconomics, (5) statistics, and (6) calculus.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • You must submit a University Application which includes
    • (1) $55 application fee
    • (2) university-sealed official transcripts. Details and address to be sent are at 
    • Enrollment Services/Admissions
      California State University, Long Beach
      1250 Bellflower Blvd.
      Long Beach, CA 90840
    • (3) TOEFL language for non-native English speakers. Click here for details on the English Language Requirement including a list of countries where the requirements are waived.
  • You must also submit a Department Application which includes
    • (1) a personal statement of up to 500 words explaining why you are interested in our program. 
    • (2) two recommendations
      CSULB students & alumni: names of two CSULB economics faculty references OR one name of a CSULB economics faculty plus one letter of recommendation sent directly by writer to econ-grad@csulb.edu
      non-CSULB students: two letters of recommendation (with at least one from a faculty member) sent directly by writer to econ-grad@csulb.edu 
    • (3) GRE (or GMAT) scores be sent to Institution Code 4389, Department Code 1801 for non-CSULB students.

A detailed checklist for current and former CSULB student can be downloaded here and one for non-CSULB student can be downloaded here.