Economics - PhD (Applied Economics) at Waterloo

At a glance

Application deadline

  • February 1 (for admission in September)

Graduate research fields

  • Public Economic Policy

Study options

  • Thesis

Minimum admission requirements

  • Master's degree in Economics.
  • Minimum 80%, first class average in Master of Arts (MA) Economics degree.
  • A one-page statement of Academic Interest.
  • A GRE score is not required but is recommended for all international students applying to the program.
  • Three 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

  • Canadian and permanent resident students, full-time: $2,254.00 tuition and $470.90 incidental fees per term (as of January 2020)
  • International students, full-time: $6,972.00 tuition and $682.90 incidental fees per term (as of January 2020)
    • Due to funding restrictions, the Faculty of Arts is currently limiting the number of international students we can admit. We receive an average of 33 international PhD applications each year, and admit approximately 1 international PhD student. Please contact the department's Associate Chair, Graduate Studies prior to applying to discuss your interest in this program.
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