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What will I learn?

Areas of Study

Data Analysis, Data Mining, Econometrics, Economic Growth, Financial Economics, Income Distribution, International Finance, International Trade, Labor Economics, Machine Learning, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Monetary Policy, Portfolio Analytics, Presentation Techniques, Regulation & Industrial Organization, and Statistics.

Course Requirements

The program requires 48 units of course work. This course work includes eleven graduate-level courses (44 units) in economics to be completed while in graduate status at UCLA: four (400 series) courses in the fall, four (400 series) courses in the winter, and three (400 series) courses chosen from a selection of course offerings in the spring. All courses must be taken for a letter grade.

In addition, all students are required to complete three quarters of the Economics in Action (410) course which consists of one week mini courses and distinguished guest speaker seminars. This course will take place during fall, winter, and spring quarters (4 units total).

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (3 Quarters)

Tuition fees
US$32,374.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected March 2023

Start date

Expected September 2022


College of Letters and Science

2300 Murphy Hall,



90095, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum score of 570 in paper based TOEFL.

For international students

Applicants are strongly recommended that applicants have undergraduate coursework in economics, mathematics, and statistics), and a statement of purpose.

IELTS Academic overall band score should be at least 7.0 is the minimum required.

TOEFL score on the paper and pencil test must be at least 560 or at least 87 on the internet-based test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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