University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

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Economics (PhD)

University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

Field of Study:Economics, General
Cost per year:*
National: $2,331

This estimate represents the tuition per semester.

Careers:Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and BrokersEconomists


The PhD in Economics program at the Lang School of Business and Economics will prepare you to become an independent and skilled researcher, in preparation for a career in academia, public or private sector. As a student in the program, you will benefit from learning and conducting your own research beside some of the world’s most renowned economists and leaders in financial economic theory. Our faculty currently rank in the top 4% of the world for research output in economics, according to Research Papers in Economics (RePEc).

The PhD in Economics program begins with three semesters of course work covering PhD-level microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, followed by comprehensive examinations in economic theory and a qualifying dissertation proposal. The remainder of the program is devoted to the completion and defence of a full doctoral dissertation.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • A recognized Master’s degree in Economics with a minimum Aaverage (80%)
  • Strong background in economic theory and econometrics
  • * 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 November 13, 2022