At a glance:

Application and document submission deadline

  • February 1 (for admission in September)

Study options

  • Coursework
  • Master's Research Paper
    • The MRP option is only available after successful completion of the first term and subject to approval by the Graduate Chair.
    • As such, students cannot choose this option at the point of application.

Minimum admission 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.
  • Two academic references
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25) IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5)
    • The Department of Economics does not consider international applications whose English language proficiency scores fall below the minimum requirements

Approximate tuition, fees, and living costs

  • To determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program, visit the Graduate program tuition page on the Finance website. Once you are on the page:
    • Choose your program type: master’s & diploma programs or doctoral programs
    • Choose your residency status: Canadian/permanent resident or international
    • Choose a term (tuition amounts for future terms are posted approximately two months prior to the start of each term and incidental fees are subject to change)
    • Find your program under the appropriate faculty. Tuition amounts are listed per term, with three terms occurring over the course of a year.
  • Review the study and living costs

Due to funding restrictions, the Faculty of Arts is currently limiting the number of international students we can admit. We receive an average of 180 international Master’s applications each year, and admit approximately 10 international Master’s students.