MA-regular degree requirements
This is a eight to twelve month program which requires the satisfactory completion of one of the following options:
|Course work (8 months)||Research Paper (12 months)|
|1 required milestone||1 required milestone|
|6 required courses||6 required courses|
|3 additional ECON graduate courses||2 additional ECON graduate courses|
|Major Research paper|
Required milestone - fall term
- Academic integrity workshop
Required courses - fall term
- ECON 600 mathematics for economists (2 week math camp)
- ECON 601 microeconomic theory 1
- ECON 606 research methodology
- ECON 621 econometrics 1
- One ECON elective
Required courses - winter term
- ECON 602 macroeconomic theory
- ECON 622 applied microeconometrics 1 OR ECON 623 applied macroeconometrics 1
- Two ECON electives
No more than one of the elective courses may be taken from another department, with the approval of the graduate advisor.
Normally, students must complete all of their required courses in the first two terms.
Fall term - Econ 600, 601, 606, 621
Winter term - Econ 602, 622 or 623.
See the graduate studies academic calendar for complete program descriptions.
This is a twenty month program which requires the satisfactory completion of the following:
- the requirements for the MA course work or research paper option
- a cumulative average of 70% at the end of each term.
- an eight-month work term placement; co-op placements are for eight months and are facilitated by the department of co-operative education, who operate an employment exchange and matching service
- ECON 674 co-op capstone research project (this fifth term requires a student to be registered full-time)
- Co-op work term report
Sequencing through the MA & MA co-op programs
|Year 1 - fall||Year 1 - winter||Year 1 - spring|
|Academic integrity||ECON 602||Co-op placement|
ECON 622 or ECON 623
|ECON 601||Two ECON electives|
|One ECON elective|
|Year 2 - fall||Year 2 - winter|
ECON 674 capstone research project
Co-op Work term report
Major Research paper
The program requires the satisfactory completion of the following:
- Economics research paper option
- Water team-building retreat
- 2 core Water program courses - WATER 601 and 602
- Research Seminar 1
- (WATER 601 or 602 can be counted as one of the additional ECON electives required for the Research Paper option)
Graduate studies calendar
All master’s students should know about the Waterloo graduate studies academic calendar that gives important program information, policies, procedures and guidelines. The graduate studies calendar is maintained by the central Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) office, located in Needles Hall.