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

  • Graduate diploma - Disciplinary graduate diplomas provide an opportunity to acquire additional academic credentials at the graduate level without committing to a full master’s program. These programs allow students to expand on their knowledge of a particular discipline and may also be used for professional development within their careers.

  • 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.

Minimum admission requirements

  • Graduate diploma, 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:

Graduate diploma, MA




Graduate diploma: 1 year
MA: 1-2 years


St. John's

Application Deadline:

January 15 (international) for Fall admission

February 1 (Canadian) for Fall admission


MA: $8,831

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Tuition (NL students):

Graduate diploma: $420/semester
MA: $635-$1,313/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

Graduate diploma: $546/semester
MA: $826-$1,707/semester

Tuition (International students):

Graduate diploma: $710/semester
MA: $1,074-$2,218/semester

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230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000