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Master of Arts in Economics University of Alberta




Course info


The MA in Economics is a course-based program consisting of at least ★27 in coursework including a ★3 independent research project.

Program Requirements

Required courses (★12):

ECON 503 - Microeconomic Theory I
ECON 581 - Macroeconomic Theory I
ECON 598 - Econometric Theory and Applications
ECON 599 - Applied Econometrics

Elective courses (★12):

four ★3 graduate-level elective Economics courses

Research Project (★3):

ECON 999 (an independent research project).

Residence Requirement

The course-based MA in Economics has no minimum residence period and can be completed on a purely part-time basis.

Length of Program

The time required to complete either of the MA program will vary according to the previous training of the applicant. Under normal circumstances, the MA in Economics can be completed on a full-time basis in 10 months.

The maximum time to complete the course-based MA program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Arts in Economics.

Online/Distance with attendence (10 months)

Tuition fees

CAD$10,500.00 (6,03,028) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Faculty of Arts

6-5 Humanities Centre,

University of Alberta,


Alberta (AB),

T6G 2E5, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree in Economics with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution.

English Language Proficiency

A TOEFL score of 92 (Internet-based) where applicable with a minimum of 21 in each band, or equivalent.
A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS, with at least 6.5 in each band.

For consideration for September admission, complete applications must be submitted by midnight (MT), February 1.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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