Students with a BA (honours) or equivalent with high standing in economics may apply for admission directly to doctoral studies.
GRE. While writing the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is not required, such scores certainly enhance an application for admission and especially for funding.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 90 credits.
Please see the Economics Courses page for course descriptions.
credits of Required Courses:
• ECON 612 Microeconomics I (3.00) • ECON 613 Microeconomics II (4.00) • ECON 615 Macroeconomics I (3.00) • ECON 616 Macroeconomics II (3.00) • ECON 680 Econometric Theory I (3.00) • ECON 681 Econometric Theory II (3.00)
Students who have taken ECON 612 , ECON 615 , and ECON 680 as part of their MA studies in the Department of Economics must substitute them with three electives with department approval.
• ECON 802 Comprehensive Examination (4.00) • ECON 804 Thesis Proposal (3.00) • ECON 806 Research Seminar (6.00)
• ECON 807 Thesis (46.00)
A recognition of past graduate work as partial fulfillment of the course requirements for the PhD degree is at the discretion, and subject to the approval of, the Graduate Program Director and the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Fields of Specialization. Each PhD student must specialize in two fields of economics. A specialization is obtained by 1) successfully completing two courses from one of the following fields: Economic Growth and Development; Environmental Economics; Financial Economics; Health Economics; Industrial Economics; International Economics; Labour Economics; Public Economics; or, 2) by completing one course in addition to the two required courses for a specialization in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. Students must consult the Graduate Program Director to confirm the course selection that would constitute an acceptable field of specialization.
Language Requirement. PhD candidates must pass an examination in French. International students may, with the approval of the Department, replace French with another language in which there exists a sufficiently large economics literature.
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