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School:University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Field of Study:Economics, General
Description:Economists are concerned with how a society manages, produces and distributes its wealth, both material and immaterial. The material aspects contributing to well-being include income, housing, food, water, environment and transportation, while the immaterial aspects include health, happiness, beauty and social cohesion. In a nutshell, economists are concerned with the conditions that contribute to a society's well-being. Economic issues affect everyone, but there are also personal reasons for studying economics: it allows you to develop analytical and abstract skills, and helps you to evaluate the costs and benefits associated with any action.

The Department of Economics offers two programs: The MA in Economics and the MA in Economics and Finance. The MA in Economics is a course-based program consisting of at least 27 including an independent research project. The MA in Economics and Finance, offered collaboratively with the Department of Finance and Management Science of the School of Business is also a course-based program requiring 42 including an independent research project.
URL:Economics at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research:Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; Health Economics; Industrial Organization and Law Economics; International and Development Economics; Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics; Monetary and Financial Economics; Pacific Rim Economics; Public Finance and Labour Economics; Transportation, Urban and Regional Economics.
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Careers:Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and BrokersBanking, Credit and Other Investment ManagersEconomists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    The Department's minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree with a grade point average of at least 3.0 in economics courses.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
    • Graduate Record Examination
    Application Notes : Applicants whose most recent degree is from a non-Canadian university are required to write the verbal, quantitative and analytical sections of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE).
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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 October 07, 2019