Admissions & Application

Admissions and Application

Click here for our MA application packet to learn more about our program and how to apply. 

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

We are currently accepting applications for fall 2020.

• Fall 2020 applications will be accepted from October 1, 2019 to April 15, 2020.
• Admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis from March to May 2020
• Graduate Assistantship offers will be made in May to June 2020
• Fall semester starts on August 17, 2020

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 18 units of core economics courses.
• 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
    • $70 application fee
    • A Personal Statement of 500-750 words
    • Two  recommenders
      • CSULB students & alumni: two CSULB faculty with at least one being from Economics
      • non-CSULB students: two faculty with at least one preferable from Economics
    • University-sealed official transcripts sent to
      • Enrollment Services/Admissions
        California State University, Long Beach
        1250 Bellflower Blvd.
        Long Beach, CA 90840
    • GRE (or GMAT) scores are not required but encouraged. If completed, please send scores to Institution Code 4389, Department Code 1801 for non-CSULB students.

Click here for an application checklist downloaded here.