Why Economics @ Memorial?

Economics is a versatile field. At Memorial University, we offer applied economics courses in a wide variety of areas, including fishery, petroleum and mining, forestry, environmental, development, international, monetary, public sector, welfare, labor, and health economics. Our 12 full-time faculty members are dedicated teachers and active researchers in these fields, and have a special focus on the local economy.

Description of program

  • MA – The focus of the MA program is applied economics. The thesis option involves courses and a thesis and can be completed in two years, while the course option involves courses and a research essay and can be completed in one year.

Find a faculty supervisor

Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to find a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Department of Economics website for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MA – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in economics or a closely related field (international graduate students are strongly encouraged to submit a valid GRE score report)


Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change. The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.

Program Information

Degrees Offered:



course, thesis


MA: 1-2 years

Application Deadline:

January 15 (international) for Fall admission

February 1 (Canadian) for Fall admission


MA: $8,831

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Tuition (Canadian students):

MA: $486-$1,010/semester

Tuition (International students):

MA: $632-$1,312/semester

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