Economics Graduate Program Information
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.
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. The graduate program in the E&E 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.
Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplemental regulations for these specific regulations on the Graduate Studies website at
The expected time to completion for MA degree is 1 year and for PhD degree is 4 years. Please read the application procedures website carefully before applying for our graduate programs. Students should not apply for our graduate programs if they do not satisfy the minimum entrance requirements. Note that satisfying the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission to our graduate programs.
We accept applications for the Fall Semester only. Please ensure that you only select the Fall Semester when submitting your application. The deadline for application is:
Applications completed after the deadline date will not be accepted.
Please contact us only after reading the application procedures website carefully.
We do not provide information to potential applicants regarding their chances of being admitted or receiving financial assistance. Please do not contact us with requests to preview your documents in advance to see if your are eligible to apply for our graduate program or receive financial assistance.
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Departmental Contact Information
Department of Economics
The University of Manitoba
Canada R3T 5V5