McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Economics: Development Studies (M.A. Non-Thesis)

McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:Economics, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Areas of Research:Development Studies, Social Statistics
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $5,691
National: $10,924

Cost per year represents typical annual fees based on 30 credits taken during Fall and Winter terms.

Careers:Securities Agents, Investment Dealers and BrokersBanking, Credit and Other Investment ManagersEconomists


For those students interested in the interdisciplinary study of development, anchored in Economics, the Department offers the Development Studies Option (DSO). This program is offered as an option within existing M.A. programs in the Departments of Geography, History, Political Science, Anthropology, Economics, and Sociology. Students enter through one of the participating departments and must meet the M.A. requirements of that unit. Students will take an interdisciplinary seminar and a variety of graduate-level courses on international development issues.


Application Notes : If your education has been interrupted or if you do not have an undergraduate or graduate degree in economics from a Canadian university, you must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE; General Test) and arrange for your scores to be sent to us.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
An Honours B.A. in Economics is the normal requirement, although students holding an ordinary B.A., whether in economics or another discipline, may also be eligible for admission. Students judged by the Admissions Committee to have deficiencies in their preparation in economics may be admitted to a Qualifying year in which they undertake advanced undergraduate work.

Students who have not previously passed a suitable course in statistics must take the undergraduate Honours Statistics course, ECON 257D1/ECON 257D2. Students are also expected to have completed or to complete three terms of introductory calculus and at least one term of linear algebra.

* 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 16, 2022