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The M.A. program in Economics at UBC owes its strength to the quality of its research faculty, opportunities for intensive training in theoretical and applied work, and a diverse offering of specializations.

The 12-month M.A. program is designed to prepare students for employment in the public or private sector, or to pursue further studies in a Ph.D. program. Recent graduates have taken positions at the Bank of Canada, the Department of Finance, Statistics Canada, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers and numerous other organizations.

The M.A. program in Economics is a 12-month program based primarily on intensive and thought-provoking coursework. The program is capped off by an applied economics course and major paper, intended to showcase the skills that have been mastered throughout the year.


Program requirements

In order for your application to be considered complete, it must include the following items:official academic recordsconfidential letters of referenceenglish proficiency requirements (if applicable)GRE scores (if applicable)immigration documents (if applicable)online application formapplication fee English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80
Financial aid for M.A. students is awarded on a competitive basis. All applicants to the program are considered for financial aid; a separate application is not required.
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