Queen’s offers what we believe are the finest graduate programs in Economics in Canada. Our programs are rigorous and demanding, but are also challenging and exciting, and are noted for being highly collegial and congenial. Also, because of our low student-tofaculty ratio, and our ability to provide office space within the department you will have ample opportunity to interact with faculty members, in both the M.A. and Ph.D. programs.
Our programs are held in very high esteem by our graduates, by our current students, and by professional economists in Canada and throughout the world. They prepare students for both applied and theoretical research, and, especially in the case of the M.A. program, for non-academic careers in both the private and public sectors. Both programs involve a core of courses in economic theory and quantitative methods, together with a range of specialized electives chosen according to each student’s interest.
"There is a reason that the Ph.D. program is among the highest ranked in the country: The entire experience is amazing. It's a great atmosphere and a great place to study. The libraries are superb. The professors are easy to talk to. You really feel like you're part of a community and not just a number. And even though it's a smaller school, the conferences attract some of the top economists from around the world."
M.A. Job Placements: The Bank of Canada, the Department of Finance, Statistics Canada, Industry Canada, Health Canada, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Bank of Montreal, Toronto Dominion Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and Goldman Sachs. As well as placements to do a PhD at various universities in North America and the UK.
Ph.D. Job Placements: the Universities of Toronto, Wisconsin, Hong Kong, Indiana, University College London, Vanderbilt University, HEC (Montreal), and the International Monetary Fund.
All applicants will be considered for financial assistance if they so stipulate on the application. We strongly encourage applicants to apply for all possible sources of external funding, including SSHRC, OGS and others. Entering graduate students who win federal government tri-council awards are automatically provided a $5,000 top-up award by Queen’s. Internal funding includes the C.A. Curtis Prize, the Richard S. Malone Graduate Fellowship in Economics, and the Scarthingmoor Prize which awards $8,000 to the author of the best M.A. essay.
Please note that in the academic background section we require a list of your five most recent courses and marks in economics, math, or statistics.
Any applicant whose previous degree is not from a Canadian or U.S. university must submit GRE scores. For international students if applicable, must submit one of the following:
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