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Graduate programs

Department of Economics

Thesis-based study

Pursue independent research guided by a supervisor who shares your research interests. If you want to advance your knowledge or expand your expertise in a specific field or research area, our thesis-based programs are for you.

Course-based study

Ideal for students seeking to advance their careers, our course-based programs offer research, project and group work components in a wide variety of delivery methods.


A supervisor is a faculty member who oversees your research and the development of your thesis.

Graduate programs


Applications will be accepted starting on October 1st for the 2024-2025 Academic year.

Your online application and all application components must be received by the following dates to be considered for September admission.

Jan 15: PhD: Canadian, Permanent resident, International

Jan 15: MA: Canadian, Permanent resident, International


Application Fee

$125 for Canadian or Permanent residents

$145 for International Students


Note: The department of Economics is not accepting applications for the MA Thesis based program.  Students are encouraged to apply for the MA Course based program.



Graduate program contacts

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Graduate Program Advisor

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Graduate Program Director

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Dr. Trevor Tombe



View some commonly asked questions you may have about applying for graduate studies in the Department of Economics.