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    UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO - [UWaterloo], WATERLOO, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS AND FEES

    Waterloo, OntarioLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1957established year
    35156enrollment
    7.8/10

    Master of Arts [M.A] (Economics)

    1 year
    full time
    English
    co-op & on-campus
    Course & Thesis Based

    Field of Study 

    $ 10,881 

    1st Year
    Fees

    International Student Tution


    Program Description

    • University of Waterloo’s Masters in Economics program allows students to complete Course-based within 8 months and Research or thesis-based within 12 months.
    • This program offered on a full-time basis.
    • The following Research fields covered in this program:
      • Econometrics
      • Economic theory
      • Environment and natural resources
      • Industrial organization
      • International trade
      • Law and Economics
      • Macro and Monetary Economics
      • Public Economics.
    • This program contains coursework, research-based and co-op option.
    •  Study option available is MA-Economics (Co-op), MA-Economics (Water) and MA-Economics (Water)(Co-op).
    • Co-op program allows students to supplement their academic education with an eight-month work term and on-the-job learning.
    • This program provide students with relevant analytical and problem-solving skills through coursework, research and practice.
    • The students to faculty ration for this program are 24:1.
    • Students have career opportunities to work as a Securities Agents, Investment Dealers, and Brokers Banking, Credit and Investment Managers and Economists.
    • The average salary after the MA Economics degree is $82,965.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedMaster
    Duration1 year
    Fees$ 12685 for 1 year
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission Intakefall (Deadline - Feb 1)
    Language ProficiencyTOEFL,IELTS,PTE
    ExamsGRE
    Program URLhttps://uwaterloo.ca/discover-graduate-studies/programs/economics-ma

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students must have completed a minimum of 4 years Honours Bachelors degree or equivalent with an overall standing of 75% or more.
    • Students must have a strong preparation in economics and in the mathematical tools needed to be successful in this program.
    • The Department of Economics does not consider international applications whose English language proficiency scores fall below the minimum requirement.
    • GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 [B Grade].

    Indian Students Eligibility:

    • Students need to complete a 4 year UG degree in Financial Economics, Human Resource Management, Financial Economics, Public Policy, Econometrics from a recognized university or institute.

    A GRE score is not required but is recommended for all international students applying to the program.


    Required Document List

    Followings are the required documents:

    Official Transcripts: Students need to submit their copy of their original transcripts. Official transcripts are printed on security paper with the University of Waterloo seal and signature of the Registrar.

    Statement of Interest: Statement of interest is one of the few ways to describe that faculty have to understand the student's motivation, the seriousness of purpose, and their level of commitment to the discipline.

    Reference Letter:  Students will choose letter writers that will be able to comment on their academic record as well as other experiences or relevant skill sets. 

    CV/Resume:  Students should probably provide a resume, a copy of their transcripts, as well as a copy of their statement of interest and other relevant application material.


    Application Deadline

    Event End Date
    fall Feb 1, 2021

    Closed for application.


    Scores Required

    90 / 120

    Avg. Score in

    TOEFL

    7.0 / 9

    Avg. Score in

    IELTS

    63 / 90

    Avg. Score in

    PTE

    315 / 340

    Avg. Score in

    GRE


    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1
    Tuition Fees$10881
    Books and Supplies$750
    Others$1054
    Total Fees$12685

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Housing$ 7200
    Food$ 2115

    Ranking

    Times Higher Education

    Times Higher Education 2021

    Ranked #176 / 601

    Economics [ International ]


    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Robbert Hartog Graduate Scholarship$ 3775YesN/A
    Hira and Kamal Ahuja Award in Engineering$ 6000YesOct 1, 2020
    Waterloo Women in Mathematics Graduate Scholarship$ 2262YesN/A
    UWaterloo Graduate Entrance Scholarship$ 3500YesN/A

    Options Available

    ProgramDelivery TypeDurationProgram TypeTution Fees
    Economicsfull time2 yearsco-op$10563

    VISA & Work Study

    VISA

    • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
    • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
      • official Letter of Acceptance from the University of Waterloo.
      • Financial Evidence. 
      • Photos meeting Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) specifications.
      • Proof of medical examination
      • Police certificate
      • Biometrics 
      • Country-specific documents
      • Documents requested by the visa office based on individual circumstances

    Work Study

    • The work-study program offers part-time, on-campus jobs for full-time students with financial need.
    • Work-study jobs pay minimum wage or higher. Students can earn up to $2000 per term including vacation pay and benefits, and work a maximum of 10 hours per week.

    Career and Placement after Course

    Careers possible after this course are

    • Securities Agents
    • Investment Dealers and Brokers Banking
    • Credit and Investment Managers
    • Economists


    Reviews

    AS
    9.3 /10

    At a career fair organized in my city, I got to know about this particular college. I attended that fair and interacted to representatives from many colleges. Out of all of them, I found this college as the best fit for me in terms of faculty department budget criteria and the career opportunities. So I applied via the official admission portal. There was an application fee of $120 for the same.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program provide us with relevant analytical and problem-solving skills through coursework, research and practice. Some of the research fields that are covered in this program include Econometrics, Economic theory, Environment and natural resources, Industrial organization, and International trade. As part of the curriculum, we can also opt for the option of Co-op that allows us to supplement our academic education with an eight-month work term and on-the-job learning.

    10 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    VK
    9.3 /10

    At a career fair organized in my city, I got to know about this particular college. I attended that fair and interacted to representatives from many colleges. Out of all of them, I found this college as the best fit for me in terms of faculty department budget criteria and the career opportunities. So I applied via the official admission portal. There was an application fee of $120 for the same.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program provide us with relevant analytical and problem-solving skills through coursework, research and practice. Some of the research fields that are covered in this program include Econometrics, Economic theory, Environment and natural resources, Industrial organization, and International trade. As part of the curriculum, we can also opt for the option of Co-op that allows us to supplement our academic education with an eight-month work term and on-the-job learning.

    10 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular

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