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Graduate Course Registration Guidelines

Newly admitted students can register themselves for courses on the MyConcordia.ca portal and should also attend the information/orientation session held before the Fall term begins in September. Returning students can register themselves without additional advising each term. All students should follow the rules and guidelines set out in the appropriate section of this page. Questions regarding which courses to take and other academic matters should be addressed to the Graduate Program Director directly, in person or by email. All other questions regarding registration should be directed to the Graduate Program Assistant

Important notes:
  • Students who need to take the ConCEPT test should do so prior to registration for ECON courses, since they first have to register for the required ESL qualifying courses before being allowed to register for ECON courses. Please contact the Education Department for further information on the ConCEPT test and the ESL courses.
  • New students are required to fill out the Academic Success and Integrity Module (ASIM) online prior to or during the first term.
  • Returning students who have not paid their fees, are in failed academic standing due to low GPA or failing grades, or are missing required admission documents, will not be permitted to register. Please contact the Graduate Program Assistant for further information if you have a registration block.
  • International students with an expired CAQ/Study Permit will not be able to register and must contact the International Students Office.
  • Every full-time student should register for and complete a minimum of three courses in each of the Fall and Winter terms, until all the course requirements for the program have been met.

In the following, the word "term" refers only to Fall and Winter terms. Nonetheless, a very limited number of elective courses are also offered in the Summer term, and one compulsory course (ECON 613) for the PhD program is offered only in the Summer term.

Course selection

Graduate Diploma students are to follow this curriculum (10 courses, 30 credits total):

First term: ECON 501 (compulsory), ECON 503 (compulsory), and any other 500-level course (or ESL, if applicable)

Second term: ECON 521, ECON 525, and any other 500-level course

Third and fourth terms: any 500-level courses and at least two 600-level courses

A maximum of 3 courses is allowed per term for full-time students.  It is possible to take 4 courses per term with the permission of the Graduate Program Director but it is not recommended.

 

MA students are to follow this curriculum (8 courses, 45 credits total):

First term: ECON 612 (compulsory) and ECON 615 (compulsory) and any 600-level elective (or ECON 525 or ESL, if applicable)

Second term: ECON 680 (compulsory) and two 600-level electives

Third term: two 600-level electives; may register for the MA Research Paper

Fourth term: any remaining 600-level courses and/or MA Research Paper registration

A maximum of 3 courses is allowed per term for full-time students.  It is possible to take 4 courses per term with the permission of the Graduate Program Director but it is not recommended.

PhD students are to follow this curriculum (10 courses, 90 credits total):

First term: ECON 612 (compulsory), ECON 615 (compulsory), ECON 680 (compulsory)

Second term: ECON 614 (prerequisite for ECON 613), ECON 616 (compulsory), ECON 681 (compulsory)

Pass the comprehensive exams in Macroeconomics (based on ECON 615 and ECON 616) and Econometrics (based on ECON 680 and ECON 681)

Summer term: ECON 613 (compulsory)

Pass the comprehensive exam in Microeconomics (based on ECON 612 and ECON 613)

Third and fourth terms: three 600-level electives

A maximum of 4 courses per term are allowed.

Subsequent terms: Thesis research and defence, including the Doctoral Thesis Proposal Seminar

 in the fifth term, and the Doctoral Paper and Research Seminar in the 7th term.

Students are expected to graduate in 5 years or less, and can take at most 6 years to graduate.

 

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