Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Economic Policy

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty:Department of Economics
Field of Study:Economics, General
Public Policy Analysis
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,657
National: $6,976


The Graduate Diploma (GDip) in Economic Policy is designed to expose anyone with an undergraduate degree and at least some formal training in undergraduate economics to a wide range of issues related to the formulation of economic policy. A variety of topics such as new and emerging policy insights, frameworks, and evidence informing economic policy design will be covered. It targets non-economists working on economic policy in government, central banks and other organizations, as well as people who already have an undergraduate degree in economics wishing to take courses that are at the forefront of current economic policy debates. The Type 2 GDip will allow students enrolled in another graduate program (PhD or Master’s) to earn a GDip in Economic Policy along with their own degree. The Type 3 (direct entry) GDip will lead to a stand-alone credential in economic policy for professional or academic purposes.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)
Additional Admission Requirements:
    The minimum requirement for admission is an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 9.0 (out of 12) or higher, successfully completed university-level introductory (micro- and macro-) economics, calculus, and linear algebra with a grade of C+ or higher in each, and permission of the Department of Economics.

    Applicants are expected to have had adequate preparation in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, econometrics, and mathematics. This could be satisfied, for example, by having completed undergraduate courses in advanced microeconomic theory, advanced macroeconomic theory, econometric theory and methods, mathematical analysis in economics, and statistical analysis in economics. Students with deficiencies in their preparation may have their program requirements extended accordingly.

    Applicants who lack the required undergraduate preparation may be admitted to the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma program in Economics designed to raise their standing to honours status.

    The Department may require certain applicants to write the Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Test and the Advanced Test in Economics offered by the Educational Testing Service.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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.

    Modified on September 02, 2022