Graduate Studies

Master's of Arts in Economics

The Department's teaching staff includes 26 full-time professors and several part-time professors. All are specialists in one or more fields of expertise and research, some being known throughout the world. They bring a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to the classroom. Ou programme has recently been modified to make it more flexible and better adapted to contemporary trends and the needs of the labour market. Besides acquiring a thorough knowledge of the traditional approach to economics, students also have the opportunity, within the framework of certain courses, to familiarize themselves with lesser known alternative approaches. Furthermore, we have coordinated our M.A. and Ph.D. programs to give the opportunity to more students to transfer and complete a Ph.D. in Economics. Compulsory M.A. courses are taught in English and French. Optional courses are given in either English or French, their language of instruction generally alternating from year to year. This gives bilingual student a wider choice of courses, but does not prevent unilingual students from pursuing their studies in economics.

Deadline: 1 February
Note: Based on availability in the program, strong applications will continue to be examined and admission scholarships are available for all eligible candidates.
Ph.D. in Economics

The Ph.D. program is offered jointly with Carleton University. In addition to this, the Department is one of the 10 participating units in the collaborative program in Canadian Studies at the Ph.D. level offered at the University of Ottawa. The vast majority of Ph.D. courses are taught in English, but students may write and defend their thesis in English or French.

Deadline: 1 February
Note: Based on availability in the program, strong applications will continue to be examined and admission scholarships are available for all eligible candidates.
Finance your Studies

Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents

Masters Program

The Faculty of Social Sciences has a minimum funding policy that guarantees at least $16,500 for the first year of study in a Masters program to all eligible students. For those in a program with thesis, a minimum amount of $16,500 will be allocated for the second year of study.

Admission Scholarships are awarded to new students whose admission average is 8.0 / 10 or more and who register full-time and remain a full-time student for the duration of the scholarship (up to 6 consecutive sessions).

If a student receives a major External Scholarship, such as OGS or SSHRC the admission scholarship will be replaced by an Excellence Scholarship.

Excellence Scholarships include:

  • Tuition fees for the duration of the external award
  • An assistantship during each year of the award; to undertake an assistantship, the student must be able to work at the University of Ottawa.

Masters in Public and International Affairs

Students enrolled full-time in the M.A. in Public and International Affairs,  whose admission average is 8.0 / 10 or more, will receive a Graduate Scholarship worth $6,000 per year ($2,000/session), for up to two years of study.

In exceptional cases, the Faculty of Social Sciences will also offer a merit scholarship, ranging from $1,500 to $6,000 at the time of the offer of admission.

Ph.D Program

Graduate Studies within your reach!

The Faculty of Social Sciences has a minimum funding policy that guarantees funding of at least $19,000 for each of the four years of doctoral study to all new doctoral students meeting the requirements described below. A fifth year of funding is available under certain conditions.

Admission Scholarships are awarded to new students whose admission average is 8.0 / 10 or more and who register full-time and remain a full-time student for the duration of the scholarship (12 or 15 consecutive sessions).

If a student receives a major External Scholarship, such as OGS or SSHRC the admission scholarship will be replaced by an Excellence Scholarship.

Excellence Scholarships include:

  • Tuition fees for the duration of the external award
  • An assistantship during each year of the award; to undertake an assistantship, the student must be able to work at the University of Ottawa.

International Students

The Faculty of Social Sciences holds a competition for the allocation of different types of awards and financial support for international students. A committee considers applications submitted by the program to which the student has been admitted. Funding is not guaranteed to all students who meet the eligibility criteria.  Scholarships are awarded until the funds are all allocated.

Scholarships Offered by the Faculty
  • Hok Yan Lee Memorial Scholarship
  • John Proskie Scholarship
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