Arts and Science
MA and PhD
Combined Degree Programs
The Department of Economics at the University of Toronto is large and highly ranked. The teaching and research interests of its graduate faculty members span a wide range of subjects and cover theory, applied data analysis and econometric methodology.
The department offers both MA and PhD programs in economics. The goal of the graduate programs is to further the student's capacity for economic analysis through rigorous instruction in theory, econometrics and a wide variety of fields. The MA and PhD course and research offerings provide great diversity, breadth and scope; students can readily specialize in almost any area of interest. Additionally, students may take suitable elective courses in statistics, mathematics, computer science and other allied fields. Students benefit from Economics’ close association with faculty members from related programs, such as those at the Rotman School of Management. They also benefit from the University of Toronto’s excellent facilities, including the best university library in Canada.
The department’s programs attract students from across Canada and all parts of the globe. Approximately 65 new MA students and 15 to 20 new PhD students are enrolled each year with total combined enrolment of approximately 150.
MA graduates find employment in their area of interest in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. They also successfully pursue PhD programs in economics. PhD graduates obtain academic placement and employment in the public and private sectors.
The Department of Economics and the Rotman School of Management also offer a professional Master of Financial Economics (MFE) program.
Contact and Address
MA and PhD:
Telephone: (416) 978-4544
MA and PhD Graduate Office
Department of Economics, Max Gluskin House
University of Toronto
150 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G7