Master of Arts (Course based)

The Master of Arts in Economics trains students for employment as economists or for advanced study at the doctoral level. This program is typically completed in 1 year.

Academic Admission Requirements:

  • Equivalent of a baccalaureate 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 undergraduate degree should include advanced courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics as well as introductory course work in calculus and statistics.
  • The equivalent of a GPA of at least 3.2 on the University of Alberta 4-point grading scale in all third and fourth year economics and math courses taken.
  • International students may refer to the Minimum Academic Requirements by Country to determine eligibility.
Students in the Master of Arts in Economics are required to take 9 courses which will consist of the following:

  • ECON 503 - Microeconomic Theory I
  • ECON 581 - Macroeconomic Theory I
  • ECON 598 - Econometric Theory and Applications
  • ECON 599 - Applied Econometrics
  • ECON 999 - Directed Research Project
  • 4 Graduate Level (500/600) ECON elective courses

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