McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies


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School:McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:Economics, General
Description:The Ph.D. program in Economics is designed to prepare students for research, whether in an academic or government setting, and teaching. The Department's faculty members conduct research in numerous areas of economics. The low student-faculty ratio ensures students receive individual attention to their own research, and are able to act as research assistants to the Faculty. The Department collaborates with the four other Economics departments in Montreal to extend the Ph.D.-level course offerings and to offer numerous external speakers and conferences.

URL:Economics at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,991
National: $4,991
International: $1,870

Cost per year represents typical annual fees based on credits taken during Fall and Winter terms.
Careers:Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and BrokersEconomists

Admission Requirements

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Application Notes : If your education has been interrupted or if you do not have an undergraduate or graduate degree in economics from a Canadian university, you must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE; General Test) and arrange for your scores to be sent to us.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
An Honours B.A. in Economics is the normal requirement, although students holding an ordinary B.A., whether in economics or another discipline, may also be eligible for admission. Students judged by the Admissions Committee to have deficiencies in their preparation in economics may be admitted to a Qualifying year in which they undertake advanced undergraduate work.

Students who have not previously passed a suitable course in statistics must take the undergraduate Honours Statistics course, ECON 257D1/ECON 257D2. Students are also expected to have completed or to complete three terms of introductory calculus and at least one term of linear algebra.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 16, 2022