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University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics [Graduate]

Department of Economics
8-14 Tory Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H4
E-mail: econgrad@ualberta.ca

General Information

The Department of Economics offers programs leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Entrance Requirements

The Department’s minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree with a grade point average of at least 3.0 in economics courses, and a TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (Internet-based) where applicable (see English Language Requirement ). A GPA of 3.2 in MA work is required for admission to the PhD program.

Applicants whose most recent degree is from a non-Canadian university are required to write the Graduate Record Examinations (verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections) administered by the Educational Testing Service (Princeton, NJ). The examinations should be written early enough for scores to be available at the same time as the applicant’s other supporting documents. No minimum cutoff score is specified, because GRE results are used only in conjunction with other indicators of potential academic success. The Graduate Program Committee will waive this requirement only in exceptional circumstances.

Students entering a graduate program in economics are required to have or to make up credit in a basic course in calculus and one in statistics.

Note: These courses are required in addition to the candidate’s normal graduate program.

Inquiries regarding details of programs offered within the Department should be directed to the Graduate Program Office.

Financial Assistance

The Department automatically considers all applicants for graduate teaching and research assistantships. To ensure consideration the candidate’s application and supporting documents must be received by the Department before February 1. Applications received after that date will be considered for assistantships only if funds are still available. Details of scholarships and other sources of financial assistance are included at www.gradstudies.ualberta.ca

Graduate Program Requirements

Graduate Courses

Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings , under the subject heading Economics (ECON).