Doctor of Philosophy (Thesis Based)

The Department of Economics provides a thesis based PhD program in which students develop competency in the core areas of economics as well as mastery in their chosen fields. Faculty and students are involved in the following fields of research:

  • Applied Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics
  • Environmental, Natural Resource, and Energy Economics
  • Monetary and Financial Economics
  • International and Development Economics
  • Labour and Education Economics
  • Industrial Organization and Regulatory Economics
  • Public Economic and Law and Economics
  • Health Economics

A specialization of "Natural Resource and Environmental Economics" is offered jointly by the Departments of Economics and Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology.

Academic Admission Requirements:

  • Equivalent of a Masters degree in Economics with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on the University of Alberta 4-point grading scale in the last 2 years (60 credits) of full time study.
  • The equivalent of a GPA of at least 3.2 on the University of Alberta 4-point grading scale in all economics courses taken
  • International students may refer to the Minimum Academic Requirements by Country to determine eligibility.
Doctoral applicants do not require a secured supervisor to apply for the program. Students will secure their supervisor in the second year of their program after they have successfully written the Macro and Micro Economic comprehensive exams.

Please refer to the Application Process section for information regarding other requirements and to apply.