Program

Application deadline is February 1st each year.
ProgramExpected LengthProject and/or thesisCourse based
P.G.D.1 year
M.A.2 years

There is a wide spectrum of professional opportunities available to Economics graduates. Many pursue professional careers in government or in international organizations such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Economic experts are increasingly in demand as the business world globalizes and becomes increasingly high-tech in nature.

Students with training in economics are actively recruited into the job market locally, nationally and internationally for positions related to corporate policy, business management, intellectual property, international development, international trade, marketing, price analysis, community development and resource management.

Our faculty conduct research in a variety of areas, below are a few of their strengths:

  • behavioral economics
  • altruism and household behaviour
  • environmental and natural resources
  • health
  • labour
  • industrial organization game theory
  • international economics
  • development
  • regional economics
  • microeconomic and macroeconomic theory
  • econometrics

Tuition and funding

Funding

Financial supports in the form of scholarships, graduate teaching fellowships, and teaching and research assistantships are provided to a limited number of fully qualified graduate students on a competitive basis. To be considered for financial assistance we strongly recommend that all applicants without a degree from  a Canadian or US university submit official GRE test scores.

In addition to potential funding from your department, there are scholarships and awards available to all eligible students. There are also special programs for international students from China, Vietnam, and Ecuador.

Tuition

Graduate students in a thesis or project based program pay tuition three times a year for as long as they are enrolled in their program.

Term Canadian International
September 1 - December 31, 2015 $1268.00 $1902.00
January 1 - April 30, 2016 $1268.00 $1902.00
May 1 - August 31, 2016 $1268.00 $1902.00
Total per academic year $3804.00 $5706.00

Students in course based programs pay tuition for each class they take. Every class is assigned a number of credit units (usually three) which determines the cost. If a student is not enrolled in any classes for a term, they will need to register in a 'Maintenance of Status' class that is 3 credits to stay in their program.

P.G.D. students do not need to register in the Maintenance of Status course as long as they take a single class every academic year.

Canadian International
Cost per credit unit $205.00 $307.50
Cost for a three credit unit class $615.00 $922.50
Maintenance of Status course $615.00 $922.50

Tuition information is accurate for the current academic year and does not include student fees. For detailed tuition and fees information, visit the official tuition website.

Admission requirements

  • A four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 65% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units) including courses in Advanced Micro and Macro Economic Theory, Econometrics, and Mathematical Economics
  • Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English
  • A four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units) including courses in Advanced Micro and Macro Economic Theory, Econometrics, and Mathematical Economics
  • Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English

Application process

Submit an online application

Once you begin an application, choose the following application forms in the system:

  • Graduate (B) Fall term start - September

During the application, you'll be asked for:

  • Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
  • The names and email addresses of your referees
  • Your educational history from all post-secondary institutions you've attended

The application takes about 20 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later as long as you remember the Login ID and PIN you've created.

At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $90 application fee. It is recommended that you pay online with a credit card. If you do not pay online when completing your application, you will need to use an alternate form of payment. Your application will be not be processed until payment is received.

If you are a past or current student you may begin an application in the admissions channel of PAWS.

Submitting required documents

Once you've completed an online application you will need to have the following documents submitted:

Though the below documents must be sent directly from the issuing authority, to speed up the processing of your application, you may email scanned versions of the to the department secretary below.

  • You will need to send in official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate courses, even if a degree was not awarded. You do not need to submit transcripts for courses taken at the U of S.
  • Have the transcripts sent directly from the institutions to the department address below.
  • If your current degree is still in progress, you will need to arrange for your official final transcripts showing the awarding of your degree to be sent to your department.
  • Copies of transcripts are not acceptable as final admission documents, unless they have also been verified and stamped by your issuing institution.

If you are required to provide proof of English proficiency your English test results need to be sent directly from the organization where your tests were taken to the department address below.

Contact

Department of Economics
9 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5

Graduate Admissions Inquiries
Mary Jane Hanson
Email: mj.hanson@usask.ca