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.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
12 credits – Required Courses
ECON 612 - Microeconomics I (3 credits)
ECON 615 - Macroeconomics I (3 credits)
ECON 680 - Econometric Theory I (3 credits)
ECON 696 - Research Methodology in Economics (3 credits)
15 credits – Chosen from
Five courses selected in consultation with the Graduate Program Director.
Each MA student is required to complete one field of specialization by successfully completing two courses from the sequences offered in any of the following areas: Econometrics; Economic Growth and Development; Financial Economics; Industrial Economics; International Economics; Labour Economics; Macroeconomics; Microeconomics; Public Economics.
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.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
Tuition & funding
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Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students are eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.
Advance your knowledge in economics through its applications and policies. Coursework is designed for those who want to pursue their studies at more advanced levels and for working professionals interested in economics.