Faculty of Science

Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Development Economics (MDE)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


The MA in Economics is an intensive, 12-to-16-month course of study that prepares the student for PhD-level study in economics, or to pursue a career as an economic analyst in the public or private sector. The Department also offers a Master of Development Economics (MDE), which is a professional course of study that focuses on economic progress in poor countries and poor regions of wealthy countries such as Canada. The MDE prepares students for professional policy analysis in the public or private sectors in Canada or abroad. Finally, they also offer a PhD program intended particularly for those interested in an academic career. PhD students complete courses in micro- and macroeconomic theory, econometrics, and two fields of specialization.

Program Choices for MA

  • Economic theory
  • Econometrics
  • Labour economics and social policy
  • Public finance
  • Resource economics
  • Monetary theory
  • Industrial organization
  • Regional and development economics

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. For the MA and MDE programs, candidates must have an average of at least B+. For the PhD program, students must have an average of at least A-.

Contact Information

Subject Code: ECON
Tel: 902-494-2026
Address: 6214 University Avenue,
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 4R2
Graduate Coordinator (MDE & PhD): Chidozie Okoye
Graduate Coordinator (MA & PhD): Casey Warman
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