Applied Economics

Saint Mary's University

12 months
20600 CAD/year
10300 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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This 12-month Applied Economics program from Saint Mary's University 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.

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The Benefits of Doing a Master of Applied Economics at Saint Mary's University

  • 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

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.
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

  • Letter of Intent: Please expand on your areas of interest in a letter of intent, between 1-2 pages, that briefly states your specific interests, and how you expect the program to further your career goals.
  • Sample of academic writing (10-15 pages in length).
  • Official transcripts for all universities and colleges attended.
  • Three (3) recommendation forms.
  • A current CV/Resume.
  • Official Proof of English Language Proficiency (if required).

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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