Graduate Program General Questions
No. If interested in earning an MBA degree, you should instead contact the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
The typical time to completion is a little longer than five years.
No. Doctoral studies require full-time commitment.
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.
That depends on whether or not you would be allowed 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 Erich Muehlegger 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.
Please see the Graduate Handbook for detailed information.
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 obtain an M.A. while pursuing a Ph.D. degree (see the Graduate Handbook for more details on this), all students must take the first year Ph.D. sequence of courses in macroeconomic and microeconomic theory. You would not be able to specialize in fields of your choice in Economics for the M.A. degree. If your interest is only in the M.A. degree, consider a more applied program, such as the M.S. program in the UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. If you want to earn an M.A. degree from the Department of Economics, you would have to apply to the Ph.D. program. If admitted to the Ph.D. program, you could choose to leave the program after having completed M.A. requirements. If you already earned an M.A. degree in Economics at another university, you are not eligible to also earn an M.A. degree in Economics at UC Davis, which does not grant "duplicate" degrees.