Master On Campus


Dalhousie University

12 months
6972 CAD/year
9753 CAD/year
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The MA in Economics at Dalhousie University is an intensive, 12-month course of study that prepares the student for PhD-level study in economics, or to pursue a career as an economic analyst in the public or private sector.



The Economics Department at Dalhousie University also offers a Master of Development Economics (MDE), which is a professional course of study that focuses on economic progress in poor countries and poor regions of wealthy countries such as Canada. The MDE prepares students for professional policy analysis in the public or private sectors in Canada or abroad. Finally, they also offer a PhD program intended particularly for those interested in an academic career. PhD students complete courses in micro- and macroeconomic theory, econometrics, and two fields of specialization.

The Department has wide ranging research strengths with particular specialties of Labour, Health and Social Policy, as well as Development and Macroeconomics.

Potential careers

  • Economic analyst or economic policy analyst in public sector, private sector, and for international organizations 
  • Professor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economic theory
  • Econometrics
  • Labour economics and social policy
  • Public finance
  • Resource economics
  • Monetary theory
  • Industrial organization
  • Regional and development economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing
  • Complete the graduate application form (online application)
  • Pay $115 application fee
  • An official academic transcript and degree certificate (if degree conferral not stated on Transcripts) for each post-secondary institution attended
  • Two academic reference letters

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6972 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6972 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9753 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9753 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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