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

Burnaby, British ColumbiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1965Established Year
  37500Enrollment

Master of Arts [M.A] (Economics)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

$ 7,220 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Simon Fraser University offers MA in Economics with a duration of 2 years (5 terms). 
  • This course is offered on a full-time basis.
  • The program consists of three options: course work, thesis or project option for a minimum of 30 units.
  • Major Components of the Economics program are:
    • Introduction to Mathematical Economics
    • Microeconomic Theory
    •  Econometrics 
    •  Applied Econometrics 
    •  Macroeconomic Theory 
  • 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.
  • Co-operative education (co-op) is an optional university program that provides work experience to the students.
  • Students with a minimum 3.0 CGPA, may apply for co-op, consists of one or two work terms. 
  • The Department of Economics has more than 30 active faculty members. 
  • The Student-Faculty ratio of the Economics program is 21:1.
  • Master of Arts in Economics at Simon Fraser University ranks 2nd in Research according to QS ranking 2019 in Canada.
  • The Research Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences department has received awards like Cormack Teaching Awards, Dean's Medal Awards, FASS Employee Achievement Awards.
  • Placements/job opportunities after the Master of Arts in Economics are as a Consultant, Policy Analyst, Economist, Market Researcher, Statistician, etc.
  • The average salary is 56,250 USD after the completion of the program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 17,966 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Spring (Deadline - Jul 31)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Program Urlhttp://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/2020/spring/programs/economics/master-of-arts.html

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Bachelor's degree in economics from 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 3.0/4.33 (B grade).

Work Experience Eligibility:

  • The works experience is more useful for students opting for the course-based M.A program.
  • For the thesis-based M.A program, admission is offered based upon publications, participation in research projects, and academic awards.

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.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • 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.


Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Application Deadline

Spring
Jul 31


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 1Year 2
Tuition fees$7220$7220
Health insurance$763$763
Book and supplies$1000$1000
Total fees$8983$8983

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and board$ 5,670
Food$ 3,075

Ranking

Times Higher Education 2020

Ranked #126/ 501

Economics [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
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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 is an opportunity to participate 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. Students may work on campus without a work permit if they meet  the following requirements:

  • Valid study permit that includes a condition stating Student 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 student 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

    The career opportunities are:

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




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