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.
Students are responsible for reviewing the general information and regulations section of the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.
Length of program
- This research paper program can be completed in three to four terms.
- Study option(s)
- 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.
- Supplementary information form
- Number of references: 2
Type of references:
English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)
- Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
- 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
- Water core courses:
- WATER 601 Integrated Water Management
- WATER 602 Integrated Water Management Project
- The Water core courses are designed to provide fundamental multidisciplinary knowledge and experience to complement the student’s specialist courses and water-related research.
- Either WATER 601 or WATER 602 can be used to replace 1 of the required ECON elective courses.
- Students who fail (<60%) a first term required course (ECON 601, ECON 602, ECON 621) will be required to withdraw from the program.
- In order to graduate, candidates must receive a minimum overall average of 70%.
- 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 taken in 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.