Concordia University Montréal

Ph.D. On Campus
48 months
17955 CAD/year
2921 CAD/year
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Become a specialist in Economics at Concordia University Montréal 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.


The PhD in Economics at Concordia University Montréal 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.

Key facts:

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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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • MA in economics from a recognized university with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or equivalent.
  • Students with a high standing in a master’s degree or equivalent in other fields, such as commerce, mathematics or business administration from a recognized university may be admitted, subject to satisfactory completion of qualifying requirements, if necessary.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
  • Students with a BA (honours) or equivalent with high standing in economics may apply for admission directly to doctoral studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17955 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17955 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    2921 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2921 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.


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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