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    SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY - [SFU], BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA - PROGRAMS AND FEES

    Burnaby, British ColumbiaLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1965established year
    37500enrollment
    7.3/10

    Master of Arts [M.A] (Economics)

    1 year
    full time
    English
    on-campus
    Thesis Based

    Field of Study 

    $ 5,481 

    1st Year
    Fees

    International Student Tution


    Program Description

    • Master of Arts in Economics at Simon Fraser University is offered as a 1-year teaching program.
    • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on a full-time basis and has been designed so that students can complete this degree in 3 semesters.
    • The Economics program provides training in a wide range of theoretical, empirical, and policy-relevant fields.
    • The Major Components of the Economics program are:
      • Introduction to Mathematical Economics
      • Microeconomic Theory
      •  Econometrics 
      •  Applied Econometrics 
      •  Macroeconomic Theory 
    • The program consists of 3 options: course work, thesis, or project option for a minimum of 30 units.
    • This program provides a background in economic theory, quantitative methods, and applied areas of study suitable for students who are either planning a career in business or government jobs.
    • Students are expected to complete the program in 3 terms for the course option, 4 terms for the project option, and 5 terms for the thesis option.
    • The program is designed to prepare students for a career in the public or the private sector and to pursue further studies in a PhD program.
    • Co-op is an optional university program that provides work experience to the students with a minimum 3.0 CGPA, consists of 1 or 2 work terms. 
    • The department of Economics has more than 30 active faculty members and the student-faculty ratio of this program is 21:1, which helps to increase interaction between professors and students.
    • The Research Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences department has received awards like Cormack Teaching Awards, Dean's Medal Awards, FASS Employee Achievement Awards.
    • MA in Economics at Simon Fraser University ranks 2nd in Research according to QS ranking 2019 in Canada.
    • Job opportunities after the Master of Arts in Economics are as a Consultant, Policy Analyst, Economist, etc and the average salary is 56,250 USD.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedMaster
    Duration1 year
    Fees$ 6819 for 1 year
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission Intakespring (Deadline - Jan 15)
    Language ProficiencyTOEFL,IELTS,PTE
    ExamsGRE
    Program URLhttp://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2020/spring/programs/economics/master-of-arts.html

    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students must complete a bachelor's degree in economics or related field from a recognized institution.
    • The related fields include a UG degree in Mathematics, Social Science, Statistics, History of Economics, Political Economy.
    • The cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (B grade) out of 4.33 is required to be eligible for the program.

    Work Experience Eligibility:

    • The works experience is more useful for students opting for the thesis-based M.A program and admission is offered based upon publications, participation in research projects, and academic awards.
    • If students have any work experience then the chances of accepting the applications are more.

    Others:

    Students without related academic experience or work experience students are also encouraged to apply, given they have following requirement:

    • Students with a strong background in disciplines other than economics may be admitted as qualifying students.
    • Knowledge of quantitative and analytical skills is required.

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    Indian students are eligible to apply if they have completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.

    Submission of GRE scores is not compulsory for this program, however, it is recommended to submit the scores (minimum 300) for better a chance of admission.

    Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test to get admission to this program.


    Required Document List

    Following are the required documents:

    • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
    • Online application form: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
    • All post-secondary transcripts: Students have to submit all official documents containing student’s grades. Thus, post-secondary transcripts refer to undergraduate, graduate, medical school, law school, or other higher education transcripts.
    • Three academic or professional references: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
    • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
    • Electronic Official transcripts: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
    • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
    • A Credential evaluation report from WES Canada or ICES: If students have credentials from an institution outside of Canada or the United States, they must submit a credential evaluation report from WES Canada (course-by-course report) or ICES (comprehensive report).
    • Statement of research interests: Student has to fill their interesting research work area in the application form.
    • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.

    Application Deadline

    Event End Date
    spring Jan 15, 2022

    Scores Required

    88 / 120

    Avg. Score in

    TOEFL

    6.5 / 9

    Avg. Score in

    IELTS

    65 / 90

    Avg. Score in

    PTE

    300 / 340

    Avg. Score in

    GRE


    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1
    Tuition Fees$5481
    Health Insurance$579
    Book and Supplies$759
    Total Fees$6819

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Room And Board$ 4755
    Food$ 3330

    Ranking

    Times Higher Education

    Times Higher Education 2021

    Ranked #151 / 601

    Economics [ International ]


    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Rotary Foundation Scholarships- Global GrantsVariableYesJun 30, 2021
    BrokerFish International student scholarship$ 1000YesDec 21, 2020
    Forktip Women’s- Innovation ScholarshipVariableYesAug 30, 2020
    VueVille Future Technology Scholarship$ 1000YesSep 30, 2020

    VISA & Work Study

    VISA

    • A Student VISA is required to study in Canada which allows to work and do research on-campus.
    • The Student VISA is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
    • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
      • Application form and Study Plan
      • Biometrics (fingerprints and photographs)
      • Valid Passport
      • Official SFU Acceptance Letter
      • Financial Evidence

    Work Study

    The Work-Study Program allows students to take part in research-based projects. Students may work on-campus and off-campus.

    On-Campus: Work-Study is available during the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Students will be awarded 140 Work-Study hours for a term. The hourly rate of pay is $15.20 per hour. It is possible to work on-campus with a work permit if the student meets the following requirements:

    • Valid study permit that includes a condition stating Students may work on campus.
    • Enrolled as a full-time student.

    Off-Campus: Students are eligible to work off-campus and may work a maximum of 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions, and full time during scheduled breaks. Students are eligible to work off-campus without a work permit if they meet the following requirements:

    • Valid study permit that includes a condition stating students may work off-campus.
    • Enrolled in a program of 6 months or more that leads to a degree, diploma, or certificate.
    • Enrolled as a full-time student.

    Career and Placement after Course

    Following are the Job opportunities for MA Economics students:

    • Consultant.
    • Professor.
    • Policy Analyst.
    • Budget Analyst.
    • Economist
    • Market Researcher.
    • Statistician.


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