The Master of International Trade (MIT) is an ONLINE, course-based program that is administered through the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy's University of Saskatchewan campus. The program brings together practical experience and academic expertise in a unique and innovative interdisciplinary approach to international trade. Addressing a range of political, economic, commercial, technological, legal and social issues, the program is designed for professionals and practitioners currently engaged in international trade and trade policy in government, international organizations and the private sector, as well as students interested in pursuing a career in international trade.

The MIT program is delivered exclusively online. It can be completed from any location in the world with a good internet connection. Students in the MIT program do not need to reside in Canada so international students are NOT ELIGIBLE for a study permit.

ProgramExpected LengthProject and/or thesisCourse based
M.I.T.16 months

Students enrolled in the online program will study:

  • primary economics principles and indicators relevant to international trade;
  • public and private legal infrastructure that regulates international trade and trade financing;
  • significant policy and practical issues, and strategies associated with the conduct of business across jurisdictional boundaries;
  • issues of political organization and government affecting trade between market participants located in two or more states; and
  • methodological tools required to read relevant literature and policy reports, as well as to fashion reports and policy papers.

Interaction is a key attribute of this carefully designed program. Through online discussion forums, students can discuss issues and debate ideas with their instructor and fellow classmates. Students also have at their disposal the materials prepared by instructors and access to course guides, readings and online seminars.

Tuition and funding


The University of Saskatchewan does not provide financial assistance for students enrolled in the Master of International Trade program.


Program Canadian International
Master of International Trade $18,819.00 $18,819.00

Tuition fee is for the full program, even if the program is taken over multiple years.

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

Master of International Trade

  • 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)
  • Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English
  • Applicants are required to have academic credit for one introductory course in both micro-economics and macro-economics before commencing their course work

Application process

Application deadlines vary depending on when you would like to start the program:

  • Apply by July 15 for fall (September) entry
  • Apply by November 1 for winter (January) entry
  • Apply by March 15 for spring (May) entry

Submit an online application

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

  • Graduate (B) Fall term start - September
  • Graduate (C) Winter term start - January
  • Graduate (D) Spring term start - May

During the application, you'll be asked for:

  • Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
  • The names and email addresses of your three 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 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:

  • You will need to send in official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate courses (including, where necessary, a certified English translation), 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.

In addition to the above official documents, email the following to the program office listed below:

  • A current resume that includes background and relevant employment history.
  • A personal statement, two pages maximum, that outlines your purpose in applying to the MIT program.


Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Diefenbaker Building
101 Diefenbaker Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B8

Graduate Chair

Graduate Administrator
Amy Hassett