How to Apply

Program Manager:

James Anderson

Economics Specific Instructions

The Department of Economics offers two graduate programs the Master of Arts in Economics and the Master of Science in International and Development Economics. Applicants can apply to only one of these programs.

Statement of Purpose
A two-to-three page statement of purpose that describes the strengths and any weaknesses of your academic background, research interests, reasons for pursuing a master's program in economics at the University of San Francisco, and your educational and career goals.

Tests and GPA Requirements
The GRE is optional and not required for admission. An applicant may want to submit their GRE results if they believe it might strengthen their application.

A TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score is required of international applicants. A minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based) is required for consideration. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or higher is required. After review of an application, coursework in USF's Intensive English Program may be recommended or required. The USF school code for the GRE and the TOEFL is 4850. In addition, the economics program requires that students with scores between 79 and 100 on the TOEFL iBT complete a graduate writing/speaking course at USF in the first semester of graduate studies. This information is included in the admission letter.

There is no strict GPA requirement for admission to the graduate program. In general, however, a GPA of 3.0 or higher strengthens an application to any graduate program. For this master's program, the Department of Economics gives particular attention to academic performance in courses taken in economics, statistics, calculus, and finance.

Tuition Deposit
Students who are admitted to the graduate program are required to submit a tuition deposit of $700 to reserve a space in the program after notification of admission is received. The tuition deposit due date is included in the student's letter of admission.

Contact Info

MA in Economics

James Anderson, Program Manager

Cowell Hall, Room 409, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-1081 (415) 422-2711 (415) 422-6983