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
    • Two of your referees must be persons under whom you've studied. The third may be either a person whom you have worked professionally under, or under whom you've studied
  • 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 upload the following documents:

Please note that in most cases, you will need to allow one business day after paying your application fee before you are permitted to upload documents.

Preliminary Statement of Marks

  • Once you have submitted your application for admission and paid the application fee, you will be required to upload unofficial PDF copies of your academic transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended. This requirement will appear as Preliminary Statement of Marks or Additional Prelim. Statement under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.
  • The uploaded transcript can be an unofficial copy of the transcript issued by the university or college, and must include a grading key/legend.
  • All pages of a transcript must be uploaded as a single PDF document.
  • Uploaded transcripts will be considered unofficial or preliminary. Official copies of your transcripts will only be required once you have been offered admission. This requirement will appear as Post-secondary Transcript under admission requirements on your Application Summary when you check your application status.

Uploading documents

Post-secondary Transcripts

If you receive an offer of admission, you will then be required to have your official post-secondary transcripts sent (by mail in a sealed envelope directly from the institution) to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.

College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room C180, 105 Administration Place 
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5A2

  • Transcripts usually indicate the institution’s name, grading scheme (typically on back of transcript), your name, course names, numbers, credits, and the grades you have received. Depending on the country or institution, some features may not be available.
  • Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • If you are a current University of Saskatchewan student completing your undergraduate program then a letter of completion of degree requirements will be required from your college.

For students who are required to provide proof of English proficiency:

  • It is your responsibility to have completed an official and approved test with the appropriate score before the application deadline.
  • Tests are valid for 24 months after the testing date and must be valid at the beginning of the student's first term of registration in the graduate program.
  • Applicants will be required to upload a PDF copy of any required language test score. Uploaded test scores will be considered unofficial or preliminary.

Uploading documents

If you receive an Offer of Admission you may be required to have your official language test scores sent to the address below. Please do not send official documents until we request them.

College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Room C180, 105 Administration Place 
Saskatoon, SK CANADA S7N 5A2

In addition to the above official documents, please upload the following documents:

  • 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