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Economics (Specialist Option)

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Program Information

School:McMaster University
Faculty:Faculty of Social Sciences
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Economics, General
Description:Honours BA Specialist Option stream provides the same, solid grounding in Economics as the Honours BA stream, with a minimal but highly specific differentiation. The Specialist Option requires an additional econometrics course that is necessary preparation for econometrics courses to be taken in MA in Economics programs.

A key distinction between streams is the required econometrics course. Students in the Honours stream take Applied Econometrics (ECON 3WW3) while students in the Specialist Option take Econometrics I (ECON 3EE3). ECON 3WW3 is less mathematically demanding (less emphasis on probability and statistic theory) and focuses more on the application of econometrics techniques than ECON 3EE3. The mathematical treatment in ECON 3EE3 provides students with the necessary preparation for econometrics courses to be taken in MA in Economics programs. Hence students who consider pursuing an MA in Economics after graduation should take ECON 3EE3 and the Specialist Option.
URL:Economics (Specialist Option) at McMaster University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,989
International: $29,251

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.
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Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 83
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 190, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86

* 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 May 21, 2019