The University of Guelph’s Ph.D. in Economics program will prepare you to become an independent and skilled researcher, in preparation for a career in academia, public or private sector. For decades, this program has prepared graduates for successful careers in academia or the private sector. You'll benefit from learning and conduct your own research besides some of the world's most renowned economists. Our faculty currently rank in the top 5% of the world for research output in economics, according to Research Papers in Economics (RePEc). The program's course offerings cover a broad range of topics in theoretical and applied economics. Upon graduating, you'll demonstrate an advanced level of competency in core areas of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, and econometrics.
Focus your research in one of the following academic fields:
- Financial economics
- Resources, environment, and energy
- Development and growth
- Applied microeconomics
Dissertations of previous Ph.D. candidates have focused on resources/environmental economics, econometrics, labor economics, health economics, the economics of regulation.
The Ph.D. in Economics program consists of six semesters of coursework covering PhD-level microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics, followed by a comprehensive examination in economic theory. Students will then complete a qualifying research paper. The remainder of the program is devoted to the completion and defense of a full doctoral dissertation.
Applicants must have the following:
- Master's degree in Economics or Agricultural Economics
- Minimum A- average (first class, or 80%)
- Strong supporting letters of reference (2)
- Proof of English proficiency
Note: Master's degrees from some countries are considered equivalent to undergraduate degrees in Canada. International students can check their credential evaluation online.
The application deadline is February 1.
Cost & Fees
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Last updated February 14, 2018