Frequently Asked Questions

Professor Man-Lui Lau is the Director of the M.A. Economics Program and also your Advisor.

Go to the "Registration/Advising/Orientation" tab of this manual for specific instructions and make sure that you register for your fall semester between June 5th and July 1st.

All textbooks are available in the USF Bookstore a week or two before each course begins. 

After you register for your classes, you will need to go to the OneCard office on the Lone Mountain campus to have your photo taken and your card printed. Bring ID with you (driver's license or passport).

It is very important to note that once you are a registered student, the Department will no longer use your personal email address to send you important email broadcasts. Therefore, if you do not plan to regularly use or check your myUSF email address that was provided to you, then you must take action to have your myUSF emails automatically forwarded to one of your personal email accounts that you regularly check.  

How do I have myUSF emails automatically forwarded to one of personal email accounts?

Log onto your myUSF account with your username and password. The information was provided to you by our Graduate Admissions Office via email shortly after you received your acceptance letter. If you cannot find this information now, then please contact USF’s ITS Department at 422-6668 for this information.  

Once you are logged into your myUSF account, go to “email”, click on “options”, click on “settings” where you will see the “mail forwarding” field to fill in.

You can inquire about the types of parking permits through the Public Safety Office

  • Street parking right outside the campus area is generally difficult to find Monday - Friday.

Campus map: http://www.usfca.edu/campusmap/

Yes! Follow this link to see what USF requires of students: https://www.usfca.edu/catalog/regulations 

All students must pass the Master's Comprehensive exams in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics as part of the M.A. in Economics degree. The comprehensive exams are offered in the first weeks of both the Fall and Spring semesters.