College of Arts and Letters building

Graduate Admissions

To apply to the graduate program in Economics:

  1. Complete the University Online Application via Cal State Apply – Must be completed by February 1
    • All applicants must fill out the application on Cal State Apply and pay the required fee.
    • A SDSU RED ID Number will then be assigned which allows tracking of application status online.
  2. Send official test scores and transcripts to Graduate Admissions – Must be received by March 1.
    • GRE (and if applicable, TOEFL) test scores must be sent directly from ETS. (Institution Code: 4682)
    • Send official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

      Send to: 
      Enrollment Services 

      Graduate Admissions Document Processing Unit 
      San Diego State University 
      San Diego, CA 92182-8225
  3. Complete the Program Online Application via Interfolio – Must be completed by March 1.*

    The program application requires the following items:

    • A personal statement of no more than 750 words that describes why you wish to pursue a Masters of Arts in Economics at San Diego State University.
    • Two letters of recommendation – Applicant must provide names and email addresses for recommenders. Recommenders will be invited to complete the recommendation electronically.

*We encourage you to submit your application and documents well before the deadlines as we make admission and scholarship decisions on a rolling basis and scholarship resources are limited.

Graduate Advising

Dr. Ryan Abman
Office: NH-308
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Ed Balsdon
Office: NH-313
Email: [email protected]

Important Links

Graduate Handbook | SDSU Class Schedule | SDSU Catalog | Special Study Form