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MA Admission Requirements

For admission into the MA in International Economics and Finance program, applicants must fulfill normal university admissions procedures, opens in new window and the following program specific requirements:

MA Program Specific Admission Requirements

  1. Have achieved a minimum of at least a 3.0/4.33 (B) average (or equivalent) in their last four semesters (or terms) of undergraduate study in a four-year honours program (or equivalent).  If you have questions regarding equivalency, please direct them to the Graduate Admissions Office:, opens in new window.
  2. Demonstrate the necessary background to pursue masters’ level graduate work in economics. Normally, this would be an undergraduate degree in economics or a commerce degree. Students should be familiar with the undergraduate course content of intermediate macro and microeconomic theory, econometrics, calculus and linear algebra, international economics and finance. Some programming experience is highly suggested.
  3. Provide two letters of recommendation. Students applying for the full-time program must provide letters of recommendation from former instructors (post-secondary level); while those applying for the part-time program may substitute one letter from their current employer for one of the academic references.
  4. Resume/CV
  5. Provide a Statement of Interest. Your statement should be approximately 500 words long and include the following:
  • your reasons for graduate study in Economics;
  • the research interest(s) you may wish to pursue;
  • how your previous studies and experience have prepared you for the MA program; and
  • your career objectives and how the MA program relates to them.
For further information on deadline dates, English language proficiency, fees, and the online application, please visit or contact the Graduate Admissions Office, opens in new window.

Besides the departmental scholarship, the 2020-21 MA students are also legible to apply CERC MA Scholarship:

The Canada Excellence Research Chair offers 6 scholarships to full time MA students studying at Ryerson University on a migration and/or migrant integration-related topic.

The scholarship involves a total of $10,000 support ($3,000 for the Fall and Winter terms, $4,000 for the spring/summer term). Successful candidates are expected to attend the Monthly Migration Working Group as well as occasional research workshops and conferences that the CERC will organize.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the CERC in Migration and Integration website prior to applying.