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Economics (MA)

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Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Course-based
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
2 years
Credits
45 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter
Experiential learning
Co-op

Program overview

The MA in Economics allows you to develop advanced mathematical and theoretical foundations in economic theory and econometrics. The program provides rigorous technical training in quantitative methods and their applications, giving you the skills to carry out detailed economic analyses of a topic of your choice. You will plan, manage and execute in-depth research projects that examine a wide array of subjects - from highly abstract topics to empirical problems that use real-world data. Designed primarily for individuals who want to enter the workforce after graduation, our program is open to both Canadian and international students. Students can apply to the MA Co-operative Program after their first semester of studies to gain valuable work experience. Examples of past placement sites include financial institutions, multinational companies, government agencies and pharmaceutical corporations.

Program structure

Admission requirements

  • Honours degree in economics from a recognized university, or the equivalent, with a cumulative GPA of 3.00.
  • 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 Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.

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