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Study the story behind the numbers. Research in the Department of Economics addresses vital issues like poverty, climate change and fluctuating housing markets. Learn specialized analytical methods and powerful quantitative tools. Enhance your learning with hands-on experience through cooperative education. Both our MA and PhD economics degrees provide training in economic theory and econometrics and engage students in a supervised research project.

Degree programs offered

Program Expected length Project and/or thesis Course-based
MA (without co-op) 12-16 months Yes No
MA (with co-op) 2 years Yes No
PhD 5 years Yes No

Quick facts

Program options:
Masters, Doctorate
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

Economic theory and econometrics applied to policy issues in:

  • Environmental and resources economics
  • Labour economics
  • Industrial organization
  • Development and growth
  • Economics of Indigenous peoples
  • Finance

Faculties and departments

Need help?

Contact Bethany Truman at or 250-472-4409.

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