Applied Economics

University of Winnipeg

12 months
16140 CAD/year
7795 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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What is the economic impact of climate change? How can our health care system be improved? Now that cannabis is legalized, how do we regulate it? What financial instruments are key for diversifying risk in our modern economy? We offer a master degree in Applied Economics at the University of Winnipeg. 

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These are some of the important questions investigated in the Master of Arts in Applied Economics (MAE) at the University of Winnipeg. As a MAE student, you will obtain proficiency in economic analysis, and apply this knowledge to contemporary economic policy issues in Canada and abroad. 

Students will learn how economics informs policy in a variety of fields, including regulation, health care, environmental policy, poverty, labour issues and finance. The demand for professional economists with strong analytical skills and practical knowledge in the area of policy analysis has been growing. 

The MAE program caters to this demand on the part of employers, whether in the public, private or nongovernmental sectors. The MAE Program is normally completed over the course of one calendar year. Students may choose to pursue a general degree, or to complete a concentration in either Policy Analysis or Environmental, Resource and Development Economics. 

Sample Careers

  • MAE graduates are uniquely positioned to work as researchers and practitioners in the private, public, nongovernmental and not-for-profit sectors, in Canada and around the world. Recent graduates have obtained
  • employment with IG Wealth Management, Red River College, the Canada Revenue Agency, the
  • Government of Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro among others. Other graduates have continued their studies in
  • PhD programs in Economics. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Development Economics
  • Environmental and Natural Resource
  • Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts from ALL recognized, post-secondary institutions attended, whether or not a degree has been awarded.
  • Two letters of recommendation and reference forms from individuals familiar with your academic work.
  • English Language Scores ( if applicable). Official test scores must be forwarded directly to the Graduate Studies
  • Admissions Office from the testing agency. For initial assessment purposes only, copies of test scores (uploaded to
  • your application) are acceptable and preferred.
  • Other supporting documents CV/resumé and proof of permanent residency (if applicable).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16140 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16140 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7795 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7795 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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