Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

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Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:Economics, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $9,000

This cost estimate represents the tuition for the first year.

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


The Department of Economics at Waterloo is distinguished by its strengths in applied economics and public economic policy. Our research is published in respected peer reviewed journals, and our faculty members consult for international organizations, private corporations, and provincial and federal governments. Our graduate and undergraduate programs cover exciting real-world developments and equip students with contemporary analytic skills. Excellent co-op work opportunities combined with classroom learning are key to our students' outstanding record of success.

In our graduate programs, you will develop a strong understanding of economic theory, essential econometric tools of analysis and the research skills to apply this training to issues relevant within the public and private sectors. We offer training in the areas of public policy, labour economics, macro-economics, monetary economics, econometrics, natural resources, environmental and health economics.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • An Honours bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a 75% average.
  • Students must have strong preparation in economics and in the mathematical tools needed to be successful in the program, including the following university-level courses:
  • Advanced microeconomics
  • Advanced macroeconomics
  • Advanced econometrics
  • Mathematical economics; as an equivalent two terms of calculus and one term of linear algebra
  • A GRE score is not required but is recommended for all international students applying to the program.
  • Application Notes : Application materials: Transcript(s)

  • References: Number of references: 2
  • Type of references: academic
  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)
  • * 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 30, 2022