Department of Economics {College of Business}

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Admission - Graduate Program

We are glad you are interested in a master's degree in economics. Please check out the University Bulletin for a detailed description of the economics graduate program.

The department of economics offers fall admission only.

To apply for admission, you are required to submit the following to the Division of Graduate Studies and/or the economics department graduate coordinator, Professor Lisa Takeyama:

  • Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (submit to both Graduate Studies and the economics department graduate coordinator; transcripts should be sent directly from the student’s institution(s) of attendance).
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for the general test (submit to Graduate Studies only; use ETS institution code 4684).
  • Two or more letters of recommendation, preferably from undergraduate professors the applicant has taken courses with or worked with in some capacity (recommenders should submit their letters directly to the economics department graduate coordinator only; postal mail preferred).  
  • Statement of Purpose (submit either as part of your online application, or mail to the economics department graduate coordinator directly; your statement should address your academic and any relevant professional background, your qualifications and reasons for seeking an MA degree in economics from SFSU and any other information you would like the department admissions committee to know in support of your application)

Please visit the Graduate Studies site for more information regarding graduate applications, policies, tuition and fees, application deadlines.

A Special Note to International Applicants: Please read the FAQs for International Applicants and visit the Office of International Programs site for information pertaining to international students, including TOEFL/IELTS English Language requirements.

If you have any further questions, please the contact economics department graduate coordinator:

Professor Lisa Takeyama
Tel: (415) 338-2499
Address: Department of Economics, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA  94132

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