Master of Arts (Course Based)

Course requirements:

  • 4 required courses (Econ 503, 581, 598 and 599)
  • 4 graduate level (500 and 600 level) field courses.
  • ECON 999 - Students will be registered by the Department in ECON 999 for their independent research project once they have successfully completed all required course work. ECON 999 is under the supervision of a Faculty member and includes a presentation by the student and feedback by the supervisor and the students' peers. The paper should not normally exceed 50 pages and is only offered in the Spring term.
  • Refer to our Course Catalogue for full course descriptions.
  • Students are required to take at least 3 courses (9 credits) per term to maintain full-time status.

Fall Term

Winter Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

ECON 503

ECON 599

ECON 999

Rewrite of ECON 999 paper*

ECON 581

Field Course

ECON 598

Field Course

Field Course

Field Course

*If students fail or wish to upgrade the mark on their research paper in ECON 999, they are given the opportunity to resubmit the paper for a chance to upgrade their mark.

Students will register for courses via Bear Tracks with the exception of ECON 999.

Professional Development and Academic Integrity and Ethics Requirements

Students must complete 8 hours of ethics training, 8 hours of professional development, and an Individual Development Plan. Refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website under Professional Development.

Time Limit for Completion

Students in our MA program typically complete within 10 months. Masters students are required to complete the IDP portion of the Professional Development requirement by the end of Spring Reading Week of their first year. All requirements (course work, Academic Integrity & Ethics and Professional Development) within 4 years from the time they first register in the program. Students must complete all course work ethics and professional development requirements to be eligible to convocate.

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