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University of California, Santa Barbara

Department of Economics

Santa Barbara, CA

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University of California, Santa Barbara

Overview

University of California, Santa Barbara / Department of Economics is located in Santa Barbara, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts/Doctor of Philosophy (MA/PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mathematical economics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public finance
Master of Arts (MA) Economics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 36
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

372
Applied
152
Accepted
36
Enrolled
41%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
110
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, personal achievements/contributions statement, resume/curriculum vitae, transcripts for post-secondary institutions attended
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, personal achievements/contributions statement, resume/curriculum vitae, transcripts for post-secondary institutions attended

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

98
Total Graduate Students
41%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.1%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 35%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 10.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 7.14%

Gender

Male (61%)
Female (38%)

Faculty

44
Total faculty
Full-time - 29
Part-time - 15
Male (35)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Labor economics, econometrics, macroeconomic theory and policy, environmental and natural resources economics, experimental and behavioral economics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address North Hall 2120
Santa Barbara, CA  93106-9210
United States
Contact Prof. Javier Birchenall
Director of Graduate Studies
Email: jabirche@econ.ucsb.edu
Phone: 805-893-5275
Fax: 805-893-8830

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