|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
Fall (September – December)
|Application and document submission deadline(s)||
February 1 (for admission in September)
|Program type||Doctoral, Research|
|Length of program||48 months|
Research fields - Graduate research fields are used to better define a student's research concentration
|Public Economic Policy|
What does it take to get in?
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.
- Review the finding a supervisor resources
- No supervisor is required to apply to this program; supervisors will be determined in the second year of the program.
- Supplementary information form (SIF)
- The SIF contains questions specific to your program, typically about why you want to enrol and your experience in that field. Review the application documents web page for more information about this requirement
- If a statement or letter is required by your program, review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completion
- Three 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 Waterloo's institutional thesis repository - UWspace to see recent submissions from the department of Economics graduate students
- Check out the Waterloo campus and city tours
- Review the Department of Economics website to see information about supervisors, research areas, news, and events