University of Manitoba

12 months
11325 CAD/year
5147 CAD/year
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We offer a master degree in Economics at the University of Manitoba. The Department of Economics is pleased to offer a Master of Arts (M.A.) and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program.  We also offer Agricultural Economics at the PhD level in conjunction with the Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics.

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The Department has two streams in the graduate program: Economics and Econometrics (E&E), which places greater emphasis on theory (micro and macro), mathematics and statistical methods, and Economics and Society (E&S), which places greater emphasis on how the distribution of wealth and power affects the socioeconomic and physical environment. 

At the University of Manitoba, the graduate program in the Economics stream requires students to take more core courses in theory, mathematics and statistics, while the E&S stream is more individually tailored to the student’s research. Applicants to the graduate program in Economics apply to one stream, and are not considered for admission to the other stream. Therefore, applicants are advised to carefully check admission and program requirements to decide which stream provides the best fit.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Econometrics 
  • Topics in Applied Microeconomics 
  • Advanced Heterodox Theory 
  • Advanced Development Economics 
  • Topics in Development Economics 
  • Evaluation of Public Policy and Programs 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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.
86 (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

  • Minimum degree GPA of 3.1 from an undergraduate degree that includes 54 credit hours of completed economics courses
  • A grade of B+ or better is normally required in each upper level undergraduate economic theory course completed
  • Six credit hours of mathematics equivalent to the University of Manitoba courses such as: MATH 1500 (calculus) and MATH 1310 (linear algebra)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11325 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11325 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5147 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5147 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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