Master of Applied Economics

Master of Applied Economics


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This 12-month program provides students with a working knowledge of how to apply the tools of economic analysis to issues involving public policy and business decision-making.

Students will develop the skills to become professional economists or to pursue a Ph.D. in applied economics.

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The Benefits of Doing a Master of Applied Economics at the Sobey School of Business

  • The Economics Department at Saint Mary’s has extensive experience in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and a strong record of applied, policy-oriented research.
  • The program is the only one of its kind in Atlantic Canada, and only one of a handful in Canada.
  • Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s oldest universities with a celebrated and proud history of academics, athletics and providing exceptional student experiences.
  • The Master of Applied Economics program is in the Sobey School of Business, which is AACSB accredited, and is a leader in business education.
  • With a diversified student body, learning and knowledge transfer goes well beyond the classroom here.
  • Located in the port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Saint Mary’s University offers a wonderful location to live and study.

Admission Requirements

  • A four-year Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or a Bachelor of Commerce degree (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA (B average)
  • At  least one undergraduate course in statistics at an intermediate level (and preferably econometrics), intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, and economic theory at an advanced level.
  • A TOEFL IBT score of at least 90 with no band below 20 or an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no band below 6.  TOEFL/IELTS scores must be less than two years old.

Application Deadlines and Key Dates

  • February 1 (to be eligible for funding)
  • April 1
  • Program start date: September
  • Minimum time to completion: 1 year (full-time students)

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Program Director

Dr. Ather Akbari
902-420-5670
mae@smu.ca
Office: Sobey Building 305

Secretary
Bernadine Haliiday
902-420-5674
bernadine.halliday@smu.ca
Office Number: Sobey 302

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Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
902-420-5089
fgsr@smu.ca
fgsr.smu.ca