Undergraduate Admissions

Step 1: Apply to the University at Buffalo

Incoming freshman or undergraduate transfer applicants who are interested in pursuing economics study must first apply and be accepted to the University at Buffalo. All relevant information, including admissions criteria, the online application, dates and deadlines, and standardized test score requirements, can be found by visiting UB Undergraduate Admissions.

Step 2: Apply to the Department of Economics

Major/Joint Major/Minor Combined BA/MA Combined BA/MS

Acceptance Criteria

  • Students must apply for and be accepted into both the undergraduate Economics Major and the MA in Economics.
  • Students applying to the BA/MA program should have at least 60 credits (with some Economics courses completed) when applying to the program. Students can apply to the MA portion of the BA/MA program after the end of their sophomore year or later. Note: Students are not required to complete 18 undergraduate economics credits before applying to the BA/MA program.
  • The GRE or GMAT is recommended for the BA/MA Economics application.

How to Apply

  • Before applying, students should speak with the Director of the Undergraduate Programs and the Assistant Director of the Masters Program.
  • Complete the online application. 
  • We recommend applying in your Junior Year.

Contact Us

With questions about the undergraduate application process, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies or the Undergraduate Advisor.

Yue Yin

435 Fronczak Hall

Phone: 716-645-8682


Undergraduate Advisor
webex room: https://ub.webex.com/meet/yyin4
(2/10-EOS) M/F 10:15am-11:30am; W 10:15am-11:30am & 2:15pm-4:30pm
Department of Economics
College of Arts and Sciences

435 Fronczak Hall

Phone: 716-645-8682


441 Fronczak Hall

Phone: (716) 645-8685


Director of Undergraduate Studies
Assistant Professor
ub webex room: https://ub.webex.com/meet/jsmclaug
Advising appointments: https://calendly.com/mclaughlin/dus-advising-appointments
Department of Economics
College of Arts and Sciences