2024 Summer Bridge Math Program

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Summer Bridge Overview 

If you have been required to take ECON 120 Economic Methods as an additional requirement during your first year, you may complete the ECON 120 requirement by attending our lower-cost, in-person Summer Bridge Math and Statistics Program (ECON 191) and receiving a score of 85 or higher in the exemption exam offered at the end.  

The 2024 Summer Bridge Program will run from Monday, July 22 to Friday, August 16, 2024, in person, at the USF Hilltop campus. The class meets 9 am - 12 pm, Mondays - Fridays for four weeks. 

This class provides a foundation in basic mathematics used in economics for students who do not have a solid foundation in calculus or who need a refresher. If you have been asked to complete ECON 120 and would like to take the exemption exam, you should plan to get a head start over the summer studying calculus and statistics independently and should expect to spend several hours per day during the review class studying and working on problem sets. 

The course costs $1,000. You will be billed after you enroll in the class. 

Who should consider signing up for the Summer Bridge Program?

Any incoming MS in Applied Economics (MSAE) or MS in International & Development Economics (IDEC) student who:

  • Has been required to take ECON 120 during the first semester, as listed on your admission letter,
  • Has been out of school for a while and needs a refresher on calculus and statistics, 
  • Has a weaker background in calculus and statistics, or 
  • Would like a quick refresher on calculus and statistics.

This 4-week Summer Bridge Program, ECON 191, provides a refresher in calculus and statistics, foundational skills necessary to succeed in the Master’s program. As such, they should prove useful even for students who have already completed coursework on similar material. If you have not studied these topics previously you should make every effort to study the material before arriving. Arriving early to take these courses will also give you more time to settle into San Francisco and get to know your classmates before beginning regular courses in the fall semester. 

Registration Process

To register for the Summer Bridge Program (ECON191), please complete this registration form


Please note: 

  1. This application form for the Economics Summer Bridge Math Program (ECON191) is only open to admitted graduate students of the MSAE or IDEC program that starts in Fall 2024. You must be an admitted student who has received an admissions letter stating you will start the program in Fall 2024 in order to apply. If you are a prospective student who is interested in applying for the MSAE or IDEC program that starts in the future term, please use our program application page to start or continue your application.

  2. Please also make sure you have accepted your offer for admission and paid your deposit first, otherwise, you won’t be able to register for this class.

  3. You will be notified via email once your summer student status has been activated. Then, you can follow the Online Registration Instructions to register for ECON 191 IDEC Summer Bridge online. Even if you are an incoming MSAE student, you should still enroll in this course.

  4. Please check the Summer Registration Calendar for important dates. For example, Sunday, Jun 30, 2024, is the last day to self-register for the course. We can do a manual sign-up for you after June 30, 2024.  Students are responsible for monitoring these key dates.

Tuition and Billing

The cost of ECON191 is $1,000. Once you have signed up for this course, you will be billed for the $1,000 tuition. To view and pay your bill, please follow the instructions HERE


Last updated, April 9, 2024.