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 MS in Economics.
  • Note: For continuing BA students who are interested in changing their BA degree to a combined degree, the best time to change is at the end of their sophomore year before they take the upper-level Economics electives.
  • The GRE or GMAT is strongly recommended for the BA/MS 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

If you have any questions, please contact the Undergraduate Advisor at ecoug@buffalo.edu.