University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Doctorate
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. A Ph.D. in Economics trains students for academic and senior research positions. Funding is available for up to four years. Possible specializations in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics are offered jointly with the Department of Rural Economy.
Website: 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.
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
  • Graduate Record Examination
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

* 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.

Last Updated: July 18, 2015