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Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 314, Henry Hicks Academic Administration Building, 6299 South Street
Halifax, NS
Canada B3H 4H6

Economics (MDE)

   
Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Development Economics and International Development
Description The MA in Economics is an intensive, 12-month course of study that prepares the student for PhD-level study in economics, or to pursue a career as an economic analyst in the public or private sector. The Department also offers a Master of Development Economics (MDE), which is a two-year professional course of study that focuses on economic progress in poor countries and poor regions of wealthy countries such as Canada. The MDE prepares students for professional policy analysis in the public or private sectors in Canada or abroad. Finally, they also offer a PhD program intended particularly for those interested in an academic career. PhD students complete courses in micro- and macroeconomic theory, econometrics, and two fields of specialization.
Website: Economics (MDE) at Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
National:$10,108.29

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.
Requirements
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 Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or CanTEST [min. 4.5]

English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Applicants are required to submit two academic reference letters, either through the electronic reference system in the online application or by paper. Please visit the website for complete details.

* 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: October 22, 2016