Admission Requirements

Economics - Graduate (MAE)

To be admitted directly into the MAE program, applicants must hold, or reasonably expect to hold by September, an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Economics, or a general 4-year degree in Economics with coursework in Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics, Calculus, Statistics and Econometrics.

Students with other undergraduate degrees who have completed a significant number of economics courses and/or have good training in Mathematics and Statistics may be admitted to a Qualifying Year (Qyear) of the program. If approved coursework for the Qyear is successfully completed, students may enter the MAE program in the following academic year. Applicants anticipating that they will need a Qyear should still apply to the MAE program, as Qyear admissions are at the discretion of the Graduate Program Committee. Preliminary enquiries regarding potential for admittance to the Qyear may be made to the Graduate Program Committee Chair (

In general, the minimum acceptable CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) is 3.0 out of a possible 4.0, equivalent to “B” on a letter grade scale. The Department of Economics will assess degrees earned outside Canada to determine their equivalency.


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