New Economics Ph.D. Students

Information for New Incoming Doctoral of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Students - Fall ​2018

Welcome to UC Santa Barbara

It is with great pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Economics here at the University of California at Santa Barbara. On behalf of Departmental Chair Kelly Bedard, the faculty, and staff, ​we welcome you to UCSB and hope that your experience is a rewarding one.

We look forward to having you join us starting this coming Fall quarter. On this page you will find information, downloadable forms and documents for a sort of Welcome packet.

We hope that this information will assist you in planning your move to Santa Barbara and answers to questions you may have concerning registration, orientation, employment, housing, etc.

New Ph.D. Student Welcome Packet Table of Contents

  1. Welcome Letter to new PhD students - 2018
  2. Ph.D. Program Information and Requirements
  3. Courses to Register for (PHD) 2018-2019
  4. International Student Information (Please note: All international students must carefully read and follow the information and procedures on the website for the UC Santa Barbara Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS), in order to receive your I-20. The Department of Economics does not handle the paperwork, procedures or mailings for this process.
  5. “To Do” List for New Ph.D. students
  6. Fall ​2018 Calendar of Events
  7. UCSB Campus Calendar for academic year 2018-2019
  8. Fall 2018 Registration Deadline (Not Yet Available)
  9. Fall 2018 Registration and Fee Payment Deadline (Not Yet Available)
  10. Resources for New Graduate Students
  11. San Clemente Graduate Student Housing Information (Location, room rates, photo's, deadlines, etc.)
  12. San Clemente Graduate Student Housing Contract / Application
  13. International Students Association
  14. Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSSA)
  15. UCSB Campus Map
  16. Map of Goleta, California
  17. Campus Calendar of Events
  18. Graduate Division Orientation Flyer (Information coming soon)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mark Patterson, the departmental Graduate Advisor for assistance. He can be reached at (805) 893-2205 or


Math "Boot" Camp for New Economics PHD Students will start on Monday, August 29, 2016 in North Hall 2111.

  • Instructor: To Be Announced
  • Classroom: North Hall 2111
  • Time: Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 11:30pm, 1:00pm - 2:30pm (2x per day)
  • Office: ​T.B.A.
  • Email: ​T.B.A

Math Camp for New Ph.D. Students: Summer 2017 Syllabus

Registration on GOLD for new Graduate Students is starting soon. Check you registration start and end times on GOLD ( as soon as possible. Make sure to register during you "Pass 2" time.

If you would like to be connected to our campus graduate student community, sign up for the UCSB GradSpace, a New Graduate Student Community. This online resource contains a wealth of information for new and current graduate students here at UCSB.