|Faculty of Arts
Fall (September – December)
|Application and document submission deadline(s)
February 1 (for admission in September)
|Length of program
Master's Research Paper
What does it take to get in?
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.
- Review the finding a supervisor resources
- No supervisor is required to apply to this program
- Two academic references are required
- 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 applicants whose English language proficiency scores fall below the minimum requirements
How much will it cost?
- Use the student budget calculator to estimate your cost and resources
- Visit the graduate program tuition page on the Finance website to determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program
- Review the study and living costs
- Review the funding graduate school resources for graduate students
What can you expect at Waterloo?
- Review the degree requirements in the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar, including the courses that you can anticipate taking as part of completing the degree
- Check out profiles of current graduate students to learn about their experience at Waterloo
- Check out the Waterloo campus and city tours
- Review the Department of Economics website to see information about supervisors, research areas, news, and events