Economics, University of Windsor

University of Windsor Canada

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About Economics at University of Windsor


The University of Windsor offers a one-year M.A. program in Economics, intended for students with a honours degree in Economics, and offers a two-year M.A. program in Economics intended for students with a general degree in Economics or for students with a degree in another discipline and some quantitative training.

The M.A. Program in Economics offers a rigorous training that prepares the students for Ph.D. programs and work in the non-academic sectors. Small class sizes give students the opportunity to work closely, in and out of the classroom, with faculty members.

You can find graduates from our M.A. program in Ph.D. programs at Rice University, University of Texas, Louisiana State University, University of Alberta, University of Western Ontario, Carleton University, University of Ottawa, Guelph University, McMaster University and University of Manitoba, among others.

You can also find our graduates in non-academic jobs in the public and private sectors, for instance at J.P. Morgan, Ernst and Young, the Jin Mao Group, Industry Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health.

If you would like more information on our program, please contact our Graduate Secretary at Detailed information on the program and application procedures will be emailed to you.


The Master of Applied Economics and Policy (MAEP) is designed to offer a unique combination of courses designed for students who wish to apply the theory and techniques of economics to the analysis of practical problems in a variety of fields. The degree will provide students with the graduate-level knowledge and skills related to applications of economic theory in policy-making, bridging the gap between theory and practice. Unlike the Master of Arts Degree in Economics, the MAEP is NOT an intermediate step to the Ph.D.

This course-based graduate program is intended primarily to those who want advanced training in economics in order to qualify for jobs in government or private organizations that require greater expertise than is provided by an undergraduate degree and those who wish to study economics as a complement to their work in another field (public health, natural resources, industrial relations, business administration, and other fields). The successful completion of this degree will enable students to find positions in industry, government, think tanks, and international organizations.

The Master of Applied Economics and Policy (MAEP) provides students with a solid understanding of the fundamental tools of economic analysis to conduct rigorous analysis of government policy and business projects. The program places special emphasis in preparing students to utilize large amounts of data available to professionals in government and business through the use of econometrics and other quantitative techniques.

This sixteen-month program provides you with the skills you need to apply the tools of economic analysis to real-world issues in both public and business sectors. Our setup is flexible enough to meet the needs of working professionals who wish to attend part-time.

If you would like more information on our program, please click here:

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Notes about fees for this course

Fees are an estimation and are based on tuition for sixteen (16) months or four (4) academic terms. Does not include Incidental Fees ($2,000*), Textbooks ($2,000*), Living Expenses and Meals ($12,000*).

* Incidental Fees, Textbooks, Living Expenses and Meals are approximate.

Entry requirements


Minimum Admission Requirements for BOTH the 1 Year or 2 Year Masters Economics program:

- studied Economics or a related field including at least introductory & intermediate level microeconomics & introductory & intermediate level macroeconomics

- completed one course each of university level calculus & university level linear algebra & university level statistics.

- minimum CGPA of at least 70% (or the Canadian grade equivalent) in all courses taken over the most recent two years of study

For admission to the 1 year (called the M2 or the Masters Candidate) program:

Applicants should have:

- a Canadian 4 year undergraduate honours degree in Economics or the international equivalent

- all Minimum Admission Requirements listed above + introductory level econometrics

For admission to the 2 year (called the M1 called or Masters Qualifying) program:

Applicants should have:

- an Economics or related academic background, including all Minimum Admission Requirements listed above.

Required Documents:

Confidential reports (references) - 2 references. Academic references from former or current professors are strongly preferred but employer references are acceptable if the applicant has been out of school for some time.

Transcripts - 1 each of any transcripts from universities that you listed on your online application form. If the transcript shows that credits were transferred from another institution to contribute to the applicant's current degree, then the transcript from the other university will be required as well. If the transcripts are not in English, the applicant must upload 1 official English translation for each non-English transcript. Applicants who have attended the University of Windsor, do not need to order or send University of Windsor transcripts.


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