The Department's minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree with a grade point average of at least 3.0 in economics courses, and a TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (Internet-based) where applicable (see English Language Requirement ). A GPA of 3.2 in MA work is required for admission to the PhD program.
Applicants whose most recent degree is from a non-Canadian university are required to write the Graduate Record Examinations (verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections) administered by the Educational Testing Service (Princeton, NJ). The examinations should be written early enough for scores to be available at the same time as the applicant's other supporting documents. No minimum cutoff score is specified, because GRE results are used only in conjunction with other indicators of potential academic success. The Graduate Program Committee will waive this requirement only in exceptional circumstances.
Students entering a graduate program in economics are required to have or to make up credit in a basic course in calculus and one in statistics.
Note: These courses are required in addition to the candidate's normal graduate program.
Inquiries regarding details of programs offered within the Department should be directed to the Graduate Program Office.