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Economics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #233 (QS) ,
This Economics PhD program is fast becoming one of the most sought-after in the country. Key to this growing reputation is the quality and diversity of our faculty and our research. 

About

Our researchers publish in leading academic journals, showcasing expertise in climate change, international trade, energy policy and more. Our curriculum is on par with leading economics graduate programs in Canada, but our smaller program size (accepting six to 12 applicants a year) means our students get a greater level of guidance and support from faculty members, unprecedented access to guest lecturers and experts, and more opportunities to pursue their research interests. The placement record of our recent PhDs is undeniable evidence of how strong this program has become.

Our department is committed to the sharing of fresh ideas, sponsoring conferences and workshops, a weekly seminar series, and the newly established Dr. Frank Anton Distinguished Lecture Series in Economics. We are also home to a federal data centre, so students can apply directly for their own research agendas.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Econometrics 
  • Microeconomic Theory 
  • Macroeconomic Theory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    86

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An MA degree in Economics or equivalent, with a high level of proficiency in Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory, and Econometrics. Students may be required to upgrade their knowledge in those fields if courses were taken more than five years ago.
  • Three Reference letters
  • Work samples
  •  Thr Department of Economics does NOT require GRE scores for admission purposes. However, the Department of Economics Admissions Committee would encourage students to submit the GRE. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12695 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12695 CAD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    5593 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5593 CAD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Calgary

  • 1247 - 1960 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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