The Department offers a master’s program leading to an MA with a major in Economics. This program prepares students for positions in both the private and public sectors and for further academic training. The program is typically completed in 24 months or less and contains rigorous training in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and econometrics, as well as elective courses in a range of applied fields. The program is limited to a small number of students to enhance scholastic achievement through close faculty interaction.
Our graduate program is normally available only on a full-time basis and is designed to be completed in 24 months or less. Consideration can be given to part-time students under special circumstances.
The program comprises two components. The first component is scheduled for the first year and requires students to take a minimum of five courses. The second component is the thesis project which must be completed by the end of the second year. The details of the program components are:
Faculty research expertise
Faculty research expertise spans the following areas:
- international economics
- development economics, economic growth
- labor economics
- economics of education
- economics of professional sports
- monetary economics
- econometrics and applied econometrics
- Austrian economics
- economics of agricultural production
- resource economics and water management
- economics of innovation, biotechnology, biofuels and health foods
- public policy
We are a young program, but our few graduates have done very well having gone on the Ph.D. programs in economics as well as working for the Ontario government and for major Canadian banks as financial advisors and managers.