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Economics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #477 (QS) Montréal, Canada
Become a specialist in economics as you conduct high-quality research and produce publishable papers. Connect with distinguished scholars who provide individualized mentorship in multiple fields, including applied econometrics, labour economics, monetary economics, financial economics and game theory.
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The PhD in Economics offers broad foundations in the field of economics that enable you to become an expert in one of our department’s many areas of specialization. Work under the guidance of research-active faculty members who have been published in a multitude of prestigious journals, such as Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Economic Theory, and the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Take advantage of faculty-led group study meetings that connect researchers and students who are working on similar research topics. The Economics Graduate Students’ Association (EGSA) also runs a seminar series where you can get general advice for conducting research, writing papers and publishing articles, by faculty members who give short talks about their own areas of interest.

Benefit from resources offered by the Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Économie Quantitative (CIREQ), a cross-institutional research center that connects experts from Concordia University, McGill University and the Université de Montréal. The CIREQ-Concordia seminar series invites internationally renowned scholars to present their latest research findings, and our students are also encouraged to register for advanced elective courses given at all three universities.


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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits

    Concordia provides PhD students in economics with the very best learning and research opportunities. It cooperates with McGill University, Université de Montréal and the acclaimed business school HEC-Montréal to facilitate access to teaching and research resources specific to each institution.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses typically offered include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Game Theory
  • Econometric Theory
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Growth and Development
  • Financial Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Risk Management
  • Political Economics
  • Economic Design
  • Experimental Economics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Your completed application will include:
  • Application form and Fee
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Three Letters of Reference and assessment form 
  • Statement of purpose should outline (1 to 2 pages)
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship (if applicable)
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English, are required to submit official language test scores, unless exempted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    503 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 503 CAD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Local PhD students are not billed this fee.

Living costs for Montréal

  • 1074 - 1760 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The Ministère de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche (MEESR) offers a student bursary to students who qualify as Quebec residents and are contemplating studying outside of Quebec. Depending on the location of the host institution, the Quebec Mobility Bursary may cover all or a portion of your monthly expenses. Although this Bursary is awarded by the MEESR, it is administered jointly by Concordia International and the Concordia Financial Aid and Awards Office.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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