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  • First-year students — economics
    Aid Domestic Applicants International Applicants Frequently Asked Questions Graduate Program General Questions Qualifications Application fees Deadlines Application submission Applicants from other nations Financial aid Current Students Graduate Handbook 1998 1999 1999 2000 2000 2001 2001 2002 2002 2003 2003 2004 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012 2013 2013 2014 2014 2015 Beaumont Award Economist Job Openings Office of Graduate Studies Criteria for Departmental Aid Mentoring Guidelines Past Preliminary Exams Preliminary Exams for Macro and Micro Economics Preliminary Exams by Field Newly Admitted Students Welcome Letter from Grad Program Coordinator GSC Welcome Letter Math Camp Calendar Math Camp Syllabus Math Camp Sample Problems Econ 200A Syllabus Graduate Student Placements People All People Faculty Graduate Students Staff Instructors Emeriti On the Job Market Courses Winter 2016 Fall 2015 2015 2016 Tentative Course List Research Affiliated Research Centers Working Papers Subspecialties Within Economics Home Graduate Info First year students Students begin their studies in the UC Davis Ph D Program in Economics with a core sequence of first year classes Core first year sequence The core first year sequence in the Graduate Program encompasses microeconomics macroeconomics and econometrics followed by three elective fields chosen from among nine topic areas advanced economic theory advanced macroeconomics econometrics economic development economic history industrial organization international economics labor economics and public economics Financial aid Some limited forms of financial aid assistance are available for first year students In subsequent years some students receive fellowships or work as research assistants while the majority work as teaching assistants At UC Davis teaching assistants do not teach their own classes Instead they support faculty in teaching by holding discussion sections staffing office hours and grading student assignments Contact Marilyn Dexter Graduate Program Coordinator 530 752 0743 Email Related Links

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  • Prospective Students — economics
    Fees and Financial Aid Domestic Applicants International Applicants Frequently Asked Questions Graduate Program General Questions Qualifications Application fees Deadlines Application submission Applicants from other nations Financial aid Current Students Graduate Handbook 1998 1999 1999 2000 2000 2001 2001 2002 2002 2003 2003 2004 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012 2013 2013 2014 2014 2015 Beaumont Award Economist Job Openings Office of Graduate Studies Criteria for Departmental Aid Mentoring Guidelines Past Preliminary Exams Preliminary Exams for Macro and Micro Economics Preliminary Exams by Field Newly Admitted Students Welcome Letter from Grad Program Coordinator GSC Welcome Letter Math Camp Calendar Math Camp Syllabus Math Camp Sample Problems Econ 200A Syllabus Graduate Student Placements People All People Faculty Graduate Students Staff Instructors Emeriti On the Job Market Courses Winter 2016 Fall 2015 2015 2016 Tentative Course List Research Affiliated Research Centers Working Papers Subspecialties Within Economics Home Graduate Info Prospective Students The information on this page is geared toward students interested in applying to UC Davis Department of Economics graduate program The links include an overview of the department a list of materials required for admission fees and financial aid for domestic and international applicants as well as frequently asked questions related to qualifications financial considerations and applying to the Ph D program Admission Information This page directs prospective applicants to a complete list of materials required for admission and financial aid Fees and Financial Aid Fees and Financial Aid differ depending on whether you are a domestic US or an international student Frequently Asked Questions Answers to frequently asked questions about the UC Davis Graduate Program in Economics Contact Marilyn Dexter Graduate Program Coordinator 530 752 0743 Email Related Links The Graduate Program First year students Prospective Students Admission Information Fees

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  • Admission Information — economics
    December 15 2015 11 59 p m PST to receive full consideration for admission and financial aid An admission decision will not be made until all materials have been received No applications will be accepted after December 15 2015 Further information and the link for the online admission application can be found on the UC Davis Graduate Studies website SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS ONLINE ONLY as directed on the application Application for Admission Personal History Statement Statement of Purpose Application fee 90 for domestic application or 110 for international The fee may be paid by credit card or by e check as directed on the application The fee must be paid before the application will be considered complete and the fee must be paid for each application submitted Three letters of recommendation ask each letter of recommendation source to upload a letter electronically as directed on the application DO NOT submit hard copies of the letters C V curriculum vitae or résumé NOTE DO NOT submit writing samples as they are not required and will not be considered in the application review IMPORTANT Be sure that your admission application is complete and correct and that it includes your online Personal History Statement Statement of Purpose and C V résumé before you submit it It cannot be changed after submission and if you exclude any of the three required items with your online application your application will irreversibly remain incomplete paper versions of items are not acceptable Do NOT send any paper version items to the graduate program coordinator Graduate Record Examination GRE scores Arrange for the Educational Testing Service ETS to send the GRE scores to UC Davis the institution code is 4834 The GRE exam is administered by Educational Testing Service CN 6000 Princeton NJ 08541 6000 Phone 609 771 7670 You can contact ETS directly by email or find information on the ETS website International Students Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL examination Arrange for Educational Testing Service ETS to send TOEFL scores to UC Davis the institution code is 4834 The TOEFL exam is administered by Educational Testing Service ETS P O Box 6151 Princeton NJ 08541 6151 Phone 609 771 7100 You can request information by email or find information on the ETS website As an alternative to the TOEFL you may submit International English Language Testing System IELTS scores Send an official Test Report Form TRF of your IELTS by postal mail to Marilyn Dexter Graduate Program Coordinator Economics Department University of California One Shields Avenue Davis CA 95616 Your most recent overall band score must be at least 7 on the IELTS 9 band scale TRANSCRIPTS UC Davis requires academic records from each college level institution you have attended You will be instructed to upload scanned copies of your transcripts after you have submitted your online application For more details visit https gradstudies ucdavis edu prospective students admissions application submitting your transcripts IMPORTANT If you attended an institution where the language of

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  • Fees and Financial Aid — economics
    fees Deadlines Application submission Applicants from other nations Financial aid Current Students Graduate Handbook 1998 1999 1999 2000 2000 2001 2001 2002 2002 2003 2003 2004 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012 2013 2013 2014 2014 2015 Beaumont Award Economist Job Openings Office of Graduate Studies Criteria for Departmental Aid Mentoring Guidelines Past Preliminary Exams Preliminary Exams for Macro and Micro Economics Preliminary Exams by Field Newly Admitted Students Welcome Letter from Grad Program Coordinator GSC Welcome Letter Math Camp Calendar Math Camp Syllabus Math Camp Sample Problems Econ 200A Syllabus Graduate Student Placements People All People Faculty Graduate Students Staff Instructors Emeriti On the Job Market Courses Winter 2016 Fall 2015 2015 2016 Tentative Course List Research Affiliated Research Centers Working Papers Subspecialties Within Economics Home Graduate Prospective Students Info Fees and Financial Aid Fees and Financial Aid differ depending on whether you are a domestic US or an international student Domestic Applicants Fees and financial aid information for domestic applicants U S citizens and U S permanent residents Read More International Applicants Fees and Information for International Applicants Read More Contact Marilyn Dexter Graduate Program Coordinator 530

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  • Domestic Applicants — economics
    they had applied for a teaching assistantship so there is no need to submit a teaching assistantship application The teaching assistant TA salary 19 279 50 for the 2015 16 academic year It is paid monthly in nine equal installments 2 142 17 per month beginning November 1 Since each quarter about three months TA s receive three payments per quarter so per quarter the salary 6 426 50 Teaching assistants are entitled to reduced graduate student fees see fee information further below In addition international students and domestic students who are not California residents offered a TAship for the entire academic year at 50 time are entitled to some funding toward the cost of moving to California this amount varies depending on mileage This funding will be paid after arrival in Davis sometime after the fall quarter begins Usually about 12 TAships are offered to new graduate students each year of about 300 applicants about 80 96 are admitted and of those about 20 28 enroll at UC Davis Nonresident Tuition Fellowships All non resident applicants international applicants and domestic non California residents will be automatically considered as if they had applied for a nonresident tuition fellowship NRTF so submitting a fellowship application for this kind of fellowship is unnecessary NRTFs provide partial funding toward the cost of the nonresident tuition fee usually 4 898 per quarter NRTFs and teaching assistantships TAships are the most common kinds of financial aid that applicants are likely to receive However they are offered to only a few of the best applicants each year approximately 10 12 and do not provide full financial aid Note Domestic students i e U S citizens immigrants and permanent residents generally can establish California residency and avoid paying nonresident tuition after one year in California if appropriate steps are taken before the fall quarter begins Fellowships UC Davis offers several merit based fellowships and scholarships These are highly competitive and the Department of Economics must choose and nominate at most four applicants for each of these fellowships the successful applicants are then chosen through a campus wide competition Historically the Department of Economics has received fewer than one fellowship per year Consequently only those applicants with a GPA greater than 3 7 and GRE scores exceeding the 85th percentile in both verbal and quantitative exams should apply For more information about these fellowships see the online admission application Deadline All application materials must be received by December 15 2015 The GRE must be taken no later than November 2015 For these UC Davis fellowships not NRTF fellowships as described above SUBMIT an Application for UC Davis Fellowship ONLINE along with the admission application Other Financial Aid Domestic students only may request information concerning graduate loans grants and work study employment from Graduate Financial Aid Services Rm 1100 Dutton Hall University of California One Shields Avenue Davis CA 95616 8596 Phone 530 752 9246 from 10 a m to Noon and 1 to 4 p m email gradfinaid

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  • International Applicants — economics
    are required to take the SPEAK test administered by UC Davis after they arrive in Davis A score of 50 is considered to be the minimum acceptable in the past students who scored less than 50 encountered serious communication problems and in some cases their TAship had to be revoked In addition the following conditions apply 1 Every international student who intends to be a TA irrespective of his her SPEAK test score must give a 15 minute presentation in the presence of the Graduate Studies Committee chair and any students and faculty who might wish to attend 2 If the TAship in question is for winter or spring the presentation will take place in the fall quarter during a meeting of ECN 397 If the TAship is for fall quarter and the student being considered is not a newly admitted student then the presentation will take place in the preceding spring quarter If the TAship is for fall quarter and the student being considered is a newly admitted student the presentation will take place at the time when Math Camp begins 3 After the presentation the GSC chair will consult with those who attended and make a recommendation to the Chair of the Department If the recommendation is that the student not be appointed as a TA until he she can demonstrate improved communication abilities the student can appeal to the Department Chair In this case the Department Chair will arrange for another presentation by the student attended by the Chair and at least one other faculty member and at least one student This second presentation will take place within 10 days of the first presentation After the second presentation the Department Chair will make a decision in consultation with those who attended Reduced Fees for TAs Teaching Assistants are entitled to a discount partial fee remission on Graduate Student Fees of 16 326 per year 5 442 per quarter Graduate Student Fees for TAs Per Quarter Fall 2015 264 11 Winter 2016 264 09 Spring 2016 264 09 Total 792 29 Reduced Non Resident Tuition Fees for TAs Teaching Assistants are entitled to a discount other fee remission on Non Resident Tuition Fees of 480 136 per quarter Fall 2015 4 898 Winter 2016 4 898 Spring 2016 4 898 Total 14 694 Total fees per year for international students who are teaching assistants Graduate Student Nonresident 15 486 29 Nonresident Tuition Fellowships All non resident applicants international applicants and domestic Non California residents will be automatically considered as if they had applied for a Nonresident Tuition Fellowship NRTF so submitting a fellowship application for this kind of fellowship is unnecessary NRTFs usually provide partial funding toward the cost of the Nonresident Tuition fee about 4 898 per quarter NRTFs and Teaching Assistantships TAships are the most common kinds of financial aid that applicants are likely to receive However they are offered to only a few of the best applicants each year approximately 10 12 and do not

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  • Frequently Asked Questions — economics
    2002 2002 2003 2003 2004 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012 2013 2013 2014 2014 2015 Beaumont Award Economist Job Openings Office of Graduate Studies Criteria for Departmental Aid Mentoring Guidelines Past Preliminary Exams Preliminary Exams for Macro and Micro Economics Preliminary Exams by Field Newly Admitted Students Welcome Letter from Grad Program Coordinator GSC Welcome Letter Math Camp Calendar Math Camp Syllabus Math Camp Sample Problems Econ 200A Syllabus Graduate Student Placements People All People Faculty Graduate Students Staff Instructors Emeriti On the Job Market Courses Winter 2016 Fall 2015 2015 2016 Tentative Course List Research Affiliated Research Centers Working Papers Subspecialties Within Economics Home Graduate Prospective Students Info Frequently Asked Questions Answers to frequently asked questions about the UC Davis Graduate Program in Economics Graduate Program General Questions Find answers here to fundamental questions about the Ph D program including time required transfer credits and whether or not having an M A degree is helpful Read More Qualifications Learn about Graduate Program admission requirements the minimum acceptable GRE score and submission of GRE test results Read More Application fees Find out when and how to pay application fees and learn under what circumstances waivers of application fees may be granted Read More Deadlines When are applications and letters of recommendations due Are GRE TOEFL and transcript submission deadlines flexible The answers are here Read More Application submission We answer questions about the specific steps in the application submission process Read More Applicants from other nations Prospective students from other nations who have questions about the TOEFL and TSE exams tuition fellowships and differing grading and undergraduate degree standards can find answers here Read More Financial aid This section answers questions about the numerous forms of financial assistance

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  • Graduate Program General Questions — economics
    M A degree is helpful Does Econ offer an MBA Does the Economics Department offer an MBA No If interested in earning an MBA degree you should instead contact the UC Davis Graduate School of Management Time required for a Ph D How much time is required to obtain a Ph D through the program The typical time to completion is a little longer than five years Can I enroll part time Is it possible to pursue a Ph D in Economics at UC Davis part time No Doctoral studies require full time commitment Job search assistance How does the department assist graduates who are searching for jobs A professor in the Department of Economics serves as a placement director to guide students in applying for jobs Graduate student résumés are posted on the web and students are notified about job opportunities The department conducts practice job interviews and job seminars to help graduate students to prepare for the job market Is an M A degree helpful If I have already earned an M A degree in Economics will it take me less time to earn a Ph D degree at UC Davis than a student who has not yet completed an M A degree That depends on whether or not you would be allowed to skip some requirements at UC Davis What about transfer credits If I transfer to UC Davis after completing some graduate course work at a different university would I be able to skip some requirements at UC Davis If you get admitted to the Ph D program here you can then request to have some requirements here waived if you believe that you have already fulfilled some of them in your current program The procedure would be after admission to look over the Graduate Handbook carefully to see which courses or requirements you would be asking about and then you could email the Graduate Program Chair Professor Doug Miller at dlmiller ucdavis edu to ask if specific courses could be waived You might be asked to send the syllabus of the requested course s so that he can compare your earlier course s with the similar course s here Then he would respond to you Where to find more details Where can I find more specific details about the graduate program in Economics at UC Davis Please see the Graduate Handbook for detailed information UC Davis General Catalog How can I obtain a UC Davis General Catalog You can buy a printed edition of the General Catalog for 20 online from UC Davis Repro Graphics You can view an online version of the UC Davis General Catalog Can I get an M A in Econ My degree objective is an M A in economics Is the Economics Department at UC Davis a good program for me No The graduate program at UC Davis is focused almost exclusively on the Ph D degree hence only Ph D applications will be accepted While it is possible to

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