MA program

MA in economics

Our MA programs provide you with relevant analytical and problem-solving skills through coursework, research and practice.

Our well-established co-op program allows you to supplement your academic education with an eight-month work term and on-the-job learning. The work term serves as a stepping stone to a career for many of our graduates.

Terms: F - September-December, W - January-April, S - May-August

Programs Options Courses Terms


Master's Research Paper (MRP)


8 + MRP

F, W

F, W, S

MA Co-op


Master's Research Paper (MRP)

Co-op terms are S, F


9 + MRP



MA Water Major Research Paper 8 + MRP F,W,F2,W2
MA Water Co-op Major Research Paper 9 + MRP F,W,S,F2,W2

See the detailed MA degree requirements

Due to funding restrictions, the Faculty of Arts is currently limiting the number of international students we can admit to our Master's program. We receive an average of 180 international Master’s applications each year, and admit approximately 10 international Master’s students. Please contact the department's Associate Chair, Graduate Studies prior to applying to discuss your interest in this program.

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.

What gave me a leg up in my career

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MA student profile

Samantha St. Amand

Samantha St. Amand “I was  attracted to the applied nature of the program, and the co-op opportunities it offers."

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