Master of Arts (MA) in Economics - Co-operative Program (direct entry)

The program information below is valid for the winter 2021 term (January 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021).

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 
    • Typical degree completion time is five terms.
  • Program type 
    • Co-operative
    • 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 9 courses (7 required and 2 elective) in the following sequence:
    • Fall term (year 1)
      • ECON 600 Mathematics for Economists
      • ECON 601 Microeconomic Theory I
      • ECON 606 Research Methodology
      • ECON 621 Econometrics I
      • 1 elective course
    • Winter term (year 1)
      • ECON 602 Macroeconomic Theory I
      • ECON 622 Applied Microeconometrics I or ECON 623 Applied Macroeconometrics I
      • 1 elective course
    • Spring term (year 1)
      • Co-op placement
    • Fall term (year 2)
      • Co-op placement
    • Winter term (year 2)
      • ECON 674 Capstone Research Project
      • Master's Research Paper
    • Normally, students must complete all of their required courses in the first two terms. Fall term: ECON 600, ECON 601, ECON 606 and ECON 621. Winter term: ECON 602, and ECON 622 or ECON 623.
    • Students will be required to maintain a cumulative average of 70% at the end of each term. Students who do not meet this average will be required to withdraw.
    • Students are allowed to take 1 elective outside of the Department of Economics, with the approval of the Graduate Advisor.
    • All electives (ECON or otherwise) must be 600, 700, 800 or 900 level graduate courses.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Academic Integrity Workshop
  • Graduate Studies Work Report
    • The program involves terms of study alternating with work-terms.
    • The program requires the satisfactory completion of an eight-month work term placement and the submission of 1 work report deemed satisfactory by the Department.
  • Master’s Research Paper
    • A 2 course equivalent requiring an in-depth study of a topic approved by the Department (to be completed in the winter term of year 2).

    Coursework option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students must complete 10 courses (7 required and 3 elective) in the following sequence:
    • Fall term (year 1)
      • ECON 600 Mathematics for Economists
      • ECON 601 Microeconomic Theory I
      • ECON 606 Research Methodology
      • ECON 621 Econometrics I
      • 1 elective course
    • Winter term (year 1)
      • ECON 602 Macroeconomic Theory I
      • ECON 622 Applied Microeconometrics I or ECON 623 Applied Macroeconometrics I
      • 2 elective courses
    • Spring term (year 1)
      • Co-op placement
    • Fall term (year 2)
      • Co-op placement
    • Winter term (year 2)
      • ECON 674 Capstone Research Project
    • Normally, students must complete all of their required courses in the first two terms. Fall term: ECON 600, ECON 601, ECON 606 and ECON 621. Winter term: ECON 602, and ECON 622 or ECON 623.
    • Students are expected to write a paper with a value of at least 30% in at least 1 of their courses.
    • Students will be required to maintain a cumulative average of 70% at the end of each term. Students who do not meet this average will be required to withdraw.
    • Students are allowed to take 1 elective outside of the Department of Economics, with the approval of the Graduate Advisor.
    • All electives (ECON or otherwise) must be 600, 700, 800 or 900 level graduate courses.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Academic Integrity Workshop
  • Graduate Studies Work Report
    • The program involves terms of study alternating with work-terms.
    • The program requires the satisfactory completion of an eight-month work term placement and the submission of 1 work report deemed satisfactory by the Department.