»2-Year MS in Economic Systems Design Admission

The Admission Process

  Admission to the program may be achieved by the completion of the following requirements:

  • Completed a bachelor's degree and the appropriate prerequisites at a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher AND prerequisite coursework or equivalent preparation with cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher. 
  • Submit application by March 29th for priority consideration and May 1st for regular consideration.
  • Remit the non-refundable application fee of $60, payable to Chapman University.
  • Submit official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution only to: Office of Graduate Admission, Chapman University, Argyros Forum, Room 304, One University Drive, Orange, California 92866.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic abilities.
  • Achieve an acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Complete a personal interview.
  • Foreign applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree outside of the United States may be required to achieve an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).


Prerequisites 2013-2014 Academic Year

Prerequisites (17 credits):

MATH 210

Multivariable Calculus*


CPSC 236

Visual Programming*



Mathematical Statistics*


MGSC 406

Advanced Experimental Design and Statistics


ECON 471

Experimental Economics I**


ECON 481

Economic Systems Design I**


ECON 489 Seminar in Economic Science


* Equivalent preparation may be used to fulfill these requirements.

**ECON 471, 481 and 489 will be taken at Chapman University when admitted to the MSESD program. These units are prerequisites and will not be counted toward Masters Degree units.



Priority Consideration - March 29th

Regular Consideration - May 1st

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