In order to be admitted to the master's program, a student must meet the general admission requirements of the university. Applicants are expected to have an equivalent to an honours degree in economics with a minimum of second class honours or B standing. They are expected to have completed at least one one-term undergraduate course in each of calculus and econometrics (focussing on regression analysis), as well as two one-term courses in each of intermediate microeconomic theory and intermediate macroeconomic theory. Applicants with inadequate preparation in any of these areas will normally be required to complete additional undergraduate courses before they are admitted to the master's program.
An honours graduate in a program other than economics or general degree graduates may be admitted if evidence justifying admission is offered; however, a program of appropriate preparatory studies (qualifying year) will be required of such applicants. A student who has successfully completed the qualifying year with a minimum of B standing may apply for admission to the master's program.
Applicants are encouraged to apply by January 15th for first consideration; applications will be accepted until the program is full. This deadline also applies to applicants wishing to be considered for a WLU Graduate Scholarship and a Teaching Assistantship.
Application Checklist: Please refer to Economics (MA)