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Applied Economics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
This 12-month program provides students with a working knowledge of how to apply the tools of economic analysis to issues involving public policy and business decision-making. Students will develop the skills to become professional economists or to pursue a Ph.D. in applied economics.


The Benefits of Doing a Master of Applied Economics at the Sobey School of Business

  • The Economics Department at Saint Mary’s has extensive experience in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and a strong record of applied, policy-oriented research.
  • The program is the only one of its kind in Atlantic Canada, and only one of a handful in Canada.
  • Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s oldest universities with a celebrated and proud history of academics, athletics and providing exceptional student experiences.
  • The Master of Applied Economics program is in the Sobey School of Business, which is AACSB accredited, and is a leader in business education.
  • With a diversified student body, learning and knowledge transfer goes well beyond the classroom here.
  • Located in the port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saint Mary’s University offers a wonderful location to live and study.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Applied Microeconomic Analysis
  • Applied Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Monetary Theory and Policy
  • Applied Econometric Modelling and Forecasting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • An online application form plus the $110 processing fee (non-refundable)
  • A supplemental form (if required by program)
  • Official proof of English language proficiency (if required)
  • Recommendation Forms
  • Official transcripts for all universities and colleges attended
  • Three recommendations forms

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20600 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20600 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    10300 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10300 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Halifax

  • 1235 - 1960 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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