Economics (PhD)

Concordia University
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Program overview

A PhD in Economics gives you expertise in one of our department’s many areas of specialization. You will work with distinguished scholars who provide mentorship in fields such as applied econometrics, labour economics, monetary economics, financial economics and game theory. Students benefit from the Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Économie Quantitative (CIREQ) in facilitating collaboration between Montreal's major universities in economic research, and are encouraged to register for advanced elective courses at Concordia, McGill and the Université de Montréal. Our faculty members have been published in numerous prestigious journals such as Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economic Studies and the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Program structure

18 credits – Required Courses

ECON 613 - Microeconomics II (3 credits) ECON 615 - Macroeconomics I (3 credits) ECON 616 - Macroeconomics II (3 credits) ECON 680 - Econometric Theory I (3 credits) ECON 681 - Econometric Theory II (3 credits)

12 credits – Program Elective Courses

Selected from the Departmental offerings.

6 credits – Research Seminar

6 credits – Comprehensive Examinations

48 credits – Doctoral Thesis

  • MA in economics from a recognized university with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or equivalent.
  • Students with a high standing in a master’s degree or equivalent in other fields, such as commerce, mathematics or business administration from a recognized university may be admitted, subject to satisfactory completion of qualifying requirements, if necessary.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.

Students with a BA (honours) or equivalent with high standing in economics may apply for admission directly to doctoral studies.

GRE. While writing the GRE is not required, such scores certainly enhance an application for admission and especially for funding.

Application process


International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

Tuition & funding

Tuition fees

The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.

Awards and funding

Competitive funding packages in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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