The program information below was valid for the fall 2016 term (September 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016). This is the archived version; the most up-to-date program information is available through the current Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.

  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Length of program 
    • The coursework option can be completed in two terms while the major research paper option requires three terms to complete.
  • Program type 
    • Master's
    • Research
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • An Honours bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a 75% average.
    • Students must have strong preparation in economics and in the mathematical tools needed to be successful in the program, including the following university-level courses:
      • Advanced microeconomics
      • Advanced macroeconomics
      • Advanced econometrics
      • Mathematical economics; as an equivalent two terms of calculus and one term of linear algebra
    • A GRE score is not required but is recommended for all international students applying to the program.
  • Application materials 
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  2
    • Type of references: 

      academic

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Master's Research Paper option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students must complete 7 courses (5 required and 2 elective) in the following sequence:
    • Fall term
      • ECON 601 Microeconomic Theory I
      • ECON 602 Macroeconomic Theory I
      • ECON 621 Econometrics I
      • 1 elective course
    • Winter term
      • ECON 606 Research Methodology
      • ECON 622 Applied Microeconometrics I or ECON 623 Applied Macroeconometrics I
      • 1 elective course
    • Students who fail (<60%) a first term required course (ECON 601, ECON 602, ECON 621)will be required to withdraw from the program.
    • Normally, a minimum overall average of 75% in ECON 601, ECON 602, and ECON 621, with no one of these grades falling below 70%, will be required.
    • Students may take a course in another department, such as Management Sciences, Political Science, School of Accounting and Finance, Statistics, and Environmental
      Studies. Ordinarily, no more than 1 course may be taken from another department, with the approval of the Graduate Advisor of the Department of Economics, in fulfillment of the degree.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Link(s) to graduate courses
  • Academic Integrity Workshop
  • Graduate Skills Workshop
    • A two week mathematics/statistics review class scheduled the last week of August and the first week of September.
  • Master’s Research Paper
    • A 2 course equivalent requiring an in-depth study of a topic approved by the Department.

    Coursework option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students must complete 8 courses (5 required and 3 elective) in the following sequence:
    • Fall term
      • ECON 601 Microeconomic Theory I
      • ECON 602 Macroeconomic Theory I
      • ECON 621 Econometrics I
      • 1 elective course
    • Winter term
      • ECON 606 Research Methodology
      • ECON 622 Applied Microeconometrics I or ECON 623 Applied Macroeconometrics I
      • 2 elective courses
    • Students are expected to write a paper with a value of at least 30% in at least 1 of their courses.
    • Students who fail (<60%) a first term required course (ECON 601, ECON 602, ECON 621) will be required to withdraw from the program.
    • Normally, a minimum overall average of 75%in ECON 601, ECON 602, and ECON 621, with no one of these grades falling below 70%, will be required.
    • Students may take a course in another department, such as Management Sciences, Political Science, School of Accounting and Finance, Statistics, and Environmental
      Studies. Ordinarily, no more than 1 course may be taken from another department, with the approval of the Graduate Advisor of the Department of Economics, in fulfillment of the degree.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Link(s) to graduate courses
  • Academic Integrity Workshop
  • Graduate Skills Workshop
    • A two week mathematics/statistics review class scheduled the last week of August and the first week of September.