Frequently Asked Questions for Potential MA Students in Economics
When will I start this program?
The MA in Economics is a cohort-based model starting every September.
When do I need to complete my bachelor’s degree?
All admission requirements must be satisfied prior to the entry to the program.
What undergraduate courses and background knowledge are needed for the success in this program?
Background knowledge of the following is strongly recommended:
- microeconomic theory
- macroeconomic theory
Do I need to complete an English Language Proficiency test if English is not my first language?
Yes, please see English Language Proficiency (ELP) for Graduate Students webpage.
What is the minimum GPA requirement for possible admission?
The minimum GPA is 3.0 (based on the uLethbridge 4.00 scale) on the last 20 graded university-level term courses.
Because this is a competitive program, applicants are strongly encouraged to prepare a high quality application that demonstrates meeting all admission requirements.
Should my research interests align with research expertise available in the department?
This is recommended because students are required to conduct research as part of their program. To see the faculty members’ research expertise available in the Department of Economics please visit Economics webpage.