Economics : Program Requirements
ECON 500 (1.5)
ECON 501 (1.5)
ECON 545 (1.5)
ECON 500 (1.5)
ECON 545 (1.5)
Successful completion of an additional 7.5 units of courses. Courses are normally chosen from the graduate course offerings of the department, but with the permission of the department may include Economics courses numbered at the 400 level, and graduate courses offered by other departments, up to a combined maximum of 3 units. Directed Studies (ECON 595) provides a means of pursuing subject areas that are not covered in the listed courses. (Students should apply to individual instructors for Directed Studies.) Students who take the Co-operative Education Option (see below) must include ECON 516 in their course work.
Successful completion of an Extended Essay (ECON 598). The Extended Essay is awarded 3 units.
ECON 500 (1.5)
ECON 501 (1.5)
ECON 545 (1.5)
ECON 546 (1.5)
ECON 551 (1.5)
ECON 552 (1.5)
Successful completion of the Candidacy Examination ECON 693 (3 units), which is based on overall performance in the program as well as:
Students are required to register continuously for ECON 693 until the Candidacy Examination requirements have been completed and a decision on candidacy has been submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Department requires that within thirty months of registration as a provisional doctoral student and at least six months before the final oral examination, a student must pass the candidacy examination.
Successful completion of a dissertation (ECON 699). The dissertation is written under the supervision of a supervisory committee, nominated by the Department of Economics, and approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies. The supervisory committee shall comprise at least four members, all of whom normally will be members of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and at least one of whom will be from a department outside the Department of Economics. The student’s academic supervisor shall be the Chair of the supervisory committee. A written proposal for the dissertation is to be approved by the supervisory committee. The appropriate nature and length of the dissertation is determined by the supervisory committee. The expected length of the dissertation will vary with the nature of the work, with more technical dissertations generally being shorter than those with more literary content.