Graduate Studies 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. Our program 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.
uOttawa focuses research strengths and efforts in four Strategic Areas of Development in Research (SADRs):
- Canada and the World
- Molecular and Environmental Sciences
With cutting-edge research, our graduate students, researchers and educators strongly influence national and international priorities.
- MA with Major Paper (View program requirements)
- MA with Coursework (View program requirements)
Students enrolled in the MA program may be allowed to fast-track to the PhD program without being required to complete the Master's program. For additional information, please consult the “Admission Requirements” section of the PhD program.
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.
The PhD program offers specialization for intensive study and thesis research in:
- Public Economics
- Industrial Organization
- Monetary Economics
- International Economics
- Economic Development
- Economics and the Environment
- Labour Economics
Deadline: February 1st
Note: Based on availability in the program, strong applications will continue to be examined and admission scholarships are available for all eligible candidates.
Department of Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences
120 University Private
Social Sciences Building
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(June to August: closed at 3:30 p.m.)
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