College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Join the Masters Program

The Economics Master program is designed to ensure that students who take two classes a week, can complete the program in 6 quarters (conditional students in 7 quarters).

Most classes are offered in the evenings. The class size is small (usually 5-15 students) and is in a seminar style. It is recommended that new graduate students start in the Fall quarter although it is not required.

An applicant for admission to this program must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and satisfy university and departmental requirements for admission to graduate study. An applicant who holds a bachelor's degree in a field other than economics or who does not meet admission criteria may apply for admission as a conditional graduate student. The conditions will be stated in writing at the time of admission and will specify the amount of time allowed to meet entrance conditions. Conditional students may not take 600-level courses. In undergraduate work, the applicant must have maintained a grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better in economics courses and a grade point average of 2.7 overall. Admission to the graduate program in economics requires that the applicant be accepted by the Department of Economics.

If you are interested, please provide your information on our Graduate Program Interest form. We will provide you with more detailed information and keep you informed about our program.

To apply for the program go to Cal Poly Pomona's Admission and Outreach web site and also fill out the Department of Economics' form to provide us with contact information in an early stage of your application.