University of Victoria

M.A. On Campus
24 months
6499 CAD/year
5182 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Economics program of University of Victoria, British Columbia provides a rigorous foundation in economic theory and econometrics, supplemented by electives with an applied focus.


The Economics program of University of Victoria, British Columbia offers two Master’s degree options: thesis-based and extended essay-based.

Recognized for the quality of its teaching and research in both economics and econometrics, the department provides a learning environment that is open and friendly with small classes and an actively involved faculty. We aim to admit 15 to 20 master’s students and up to three doctoral students per year. This maintains the quality and intimacy of the program and our success in co-op placements. 

The MA program, combined with the co-operative education option, will prepare you for doctoral studies and academic careers in economics or for professional research and analysis careers in both public and private sectors. We expect completion of the MA program, including fulfillment of co-op education requirements, within 7 terms (28 months) of enrollment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Monetary Theory and Policy
  • Industrial Organization and Public Policy
  • Labour Economics
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 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.
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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Assessment reports
  • GRE - Graduate Record Examination (maybe required)
  • English language proficiency (maybe required)
  • Current resume or CV (required by all)
  • Phillips, Hager, and North Scholarship and Women in Economics Scholarship (optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6499 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6499 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5182 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5182 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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University of Victoria


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