Faculty members in the Department of Economics at the University of Lethbridge hold wide-ranging areas of expertise, and we invite you to explore these opportunities further:
The Department offers a master’s program leading to an M.A. with a major in Economics. This program prepares students for positions in both the private and public sectors and for further academic training. The program is typically completed in 24 months and contains rigorous training in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and econometrics, as well as elective courses in a range of applied fields. The program is limited to a small number of students to enhance scholastic achievement through close faculty interaction.
The program comprises two components. The first component is scheduled for the first year and requires students to take a minimum of five courses. The second component is the thesis project which must be completed by the end of the second year. The details of the program components are:
A): Course Work
Fall semester: ECON 5010 (Microeconomic Theory)
ECON 5012 (Macroeconomic Theory)
ECON 5960 (Econometric Theory and Applications)
Spring semester: Minimum of two 5xxx level courses of which at least one must be an ECON course.
(B): Thesis Project
Graduate students must choose a Supervisor by the end of the fall semester. The Supervisor and the student will then compose a Supervisory Committee. During the second semester of the program, each graduate student must submit an initial Thesis Proposal to be approved by the Supervisory Committee. The final Thesis Proposal must be submitted by the end of the third semester (summer) for approval by the Supervisory Committee. It is highly recommended that the thesis project be in one of the fields that the student has already done some applied research work during the first year. Regular faculty-student seminars at the department play important role in the thesis preparation, by providing forum for new ideas in various fields of economics, and offering opportunity to students to present various components of their thesis.
Students admitted to the program require the following minimum qualifications:
Policies and forms for Economics graduate students as they progress through their programs can be found here.
Interested individuals who wish to apply for admission to the MA (major in Economics) program may apply on-line at the School of Graduate Studies website. Deadlines for complete applications are February 1st and May 1st.
Co-operative Education & Internships Option
The Co-operative Education/Internship Option is available to students for the Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MSc) programs. Co-operative education is an educational model that formally integrates academic study at the master’s level with relevant, paid work experience in appropriate employment fields such as government, institutions, and industry. The University, the employer, and the student are in partnership to ensure an enriching experience toward the student's professional development.
Further information or to add the Co-op option to your graduate degree may be obtained from the Faculty of Arts and Science Office of Co-operative Education & Internships: AH154; tel. 403.394.3938; email or via the Co-op website.
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