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Economics Graduate Diploma

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or the equivalent.
  • Sufficient credits in economics and basic statistical and mathematical methods to cope with graduate-level courses in economics.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

In exceptional cases, and at the discretion of the Graduate Program Director, an applicant who has not yet satisfied this Arts and Science prerequisite may be admitted, providing that the missing courses are included in the student's program in addition to the normal course requirements for the diploma.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits.

Please see the Economics Courses page for course descriptions.

Each student's program of study must be approved by the Graduate Program Director.

Economics Graduate Diploma (30 credits)


credits of Core Courses:

ECON 501 Advanced Microeconomic Theory (3.00)
ECON 503 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory (3.00)


credits minimum chosen from:

Economics Graduate Diploma Class B Courses


credits maximum chosen from the following lists, with no more than six credits chosen from Class C:

Economics Graduate Diploma Class A Courses

Economics Graduate Diploma Class B Courses

Economics Graduate Diploma Class C Courses

Note: No more than 12 credits can be earned as pro-tanto credit for previous work.

Economics Graduate Diploma Class A Courses

ECON 509 History of Early Economic Thought (3.00)
ECON 510 History of Modern Economic Thought (3.00)
ECON 513 Economic Growth and Fluctuations (3.00)
ECON 514 Economic Development: Policy Analysis (3.00)
ECON 521 Econometrics I (3.00)
ECON 522 Econometrics II (3.00)
ECON 523 Topics in Applied Econometrics (3.00)
ECON 525 Mathematics for Advanced Study in Economics (3.00)
ECON 530 Transportation Economics (3.00)
ECON 532 Monetary Theory (3.00)
ECON 533 Financial Economics (3.00)
ECON 536 The Economics of Taxation (3.00)
ECON 537 Economics of Public Expenditure (3.00)
ECON 540 Market Design (3.00)
ECON 542 International Economics: Trade Theory (3.00)
ECON 543 International Economics: Finance (3.00)
ECON 550 Economic History (3.00)
ECON 561 Industrial Organization (3.00)
ECON 562 The Corporate Economy (3.00)
ECON 563 Economics of Regulation (3.00)
ECON 564 Game Theory, Information, and Economic Modelling (3.00)
ECON 565 The Economics of Professional Sport (3.00)
ECON 581 Labour Economics (3.00)
ECON 582 Economics of Personnel and Industrial Relations (3.00)
ECON 583 Employment, Earnings and Labour Market Policies (3.00)
ECON 585 Health Economics (3.00)
ECON 591 Environmental Economics (3.00)
ECON 592 Advanced Urban Economics (3.00)
ECON 593 Regional Economics (3.00)
ECON 595 Economics of Transportation and Communications (3.00)
ECON 596 Natural Resource Economics (3.00)
ECON 597 Income Distribution and Economic Inequality (3.00)
ECON 598 Advanced Topics in Economics (3.00)

Economics Graduate Diploma Class B Courses

All 600-level courses listed in the Economics Courses section of the Calendar.

Economics Graduate Diploma Class C Courses (6 credits)

All courses listed in the Finance, Management, Marketing, and Administration MSc (MSCA) Courses section of the Calendar with prior permission of the Department of Economics and the John Molson School of Business. No more than six credits may be taken from this list.

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  3. Graduation Requirement. To graduate, students must have completed all course requirements with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.70.

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