McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Economics, General
Description McGill offers both M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Economics. Between 20 and 30 students per year register for the M.A. program, and ten or so for the Ph.D. program. M.A. students take courses in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and quantitative methods, as well as optional courses drawn from several fields of study. M.A. students also do a research project or thesis. Most students are able to complete the M.A. in 12 months (September to August). Most graduates of the M.A. program work as economists in the public or private sector. Some continue to the Ph.D. program at McGill or elsewhere. Students entering McGill as Ph.D. students normally do two years of coursework before taking their comprehensive examinations. Students entering from the McGill M.A. program should be ready to take their comprehensive exams within 12 months. Graduates of the Ph.D. program work in a variety of academic and non-academic positions. (See the "Alumni" section of the website for information about many of McGill's Ph.D. graduates.)
Website: Economics at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

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online application form; two copies of official transcripts sent by the university; two letters of reference; application fee of $100; original TOEFL and/or GRE results, if applicable.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Two letters of reference.

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Last Updated: July 23, 2015