This is your chance to pursue your degree in a vibrant, research-focused environment where students are encouraged to explore topics beyond the typical definition of economics studies.
Our faculty members regularly publish work in leading academic journals, showcasing expertise in climate change, international trade, energy policy and more. Our students come from diverse backgrounds; in a typical year, we accept 25 students into our two MA programs (thesis- and course-based), drawing from applicants across Canada and around the world.
Our department is committed to the sharing of fresh ideas, sponsoring conferences and workshops, a weekly seminar series, and the newly established Dr. Frank Anton Distinguished Lecture Series in Economics. We are also home to a federal data centre, so students can apply directly for their own research agendas.
Outcomes and next steps
Regulatory agencies, central banks, international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund, financial services industry, universities.
A master’s degree in economics will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.
Econometrics, Microeconomic Theory and Macroeconomic Theory.
Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.
May include international trade, energy, labour, regulatory, financial or public economics, research methods, other topics.
Admission requirements and information
Requirements for the Economics Program
A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
A four-year degree from a recognized institution, with specific courses:
4 full-course equivalents of economics courses that include equivalents to: Economics 395/495/497 (Econometrics)
Economics 387/389 (Math for economists)
Economics 557 (Senior Microeconomics)
Economics 559 (Senior Macroeconomics)
Must have a B average in senior economics courses.
English language proficiency
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
TOEFL score of 86 with no section less than 20 (Internet-based) or 560 (paper-based). Our institution code is 0813
IELTS score of 6.5 with no section less than 6.0 (Academic version)
All graduate students must pay general fees each year, as well as program fees.
Estimate for full-time students
Canadian and permanent resident
12 months of study
First 12 months of study
For first year of studies
General fees and program fees
General fees are annual and per-term fees. Annual fees are paid once per year, while per-term are paid each term (3 terms per year).
Program fees cover standard academic costs. Textbooks and other course material costs are not included.
What are annual continuing fees?
Domestic Continuing Fees: $1,627 CAD
International Continuing Fees: $3,693 CAD
Continuing fees apply after the first full year of studies.
Students in the department receive funding from a number of sources, including scholarships and positions as teaching and research assistants.
Fees listed here are estimates only, and have been rounded to the nearest dollar. These amounts should not be considered accurate. All amounts are in Canadian Dollars.
Fees are subject to change.
For more details and the most accurate information go to the Academic Calendar
For more general information, see our Fees and Funding Guide
Have you made your final decision and you’re ready to apply?