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MA Admission Requirements

•Minimum of at least a 3.0/4.33 (B) average (or equivalent) in the last four semesters (or terms) of undergraduate study in a four-year honours program (or equivalent).  Questions regarding equivalency, please direct to the Graduate Admissions Office:

•Demonstrate the necessary background to pursue masters’ level graduate work in economics. Students should be familiar with the undergraduate course content of intermediate macro and microeconomic theory, econometrics, calculus and linear algebra. Some programming experience is highly suggested.

•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.


•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.

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