MA program

The Economics MA program provides training in a wide range of theoretical, empirical, and policy-relevant fields. The program is designed to prepare students for a career in the public or the private sector, or to pursue further studies in a PhD program. The program is offered on a full-time basis and is designed so that students can complete the degree in one year.

Course requirements and program options

For the MA course requirements and program options, please see the  SFU Academic Calendar.

Program guidelines and satisfactory progress

To remain in good academic standing, MA students are required to make satisfactory progress by following the MA Satisfactory Progress Guidelines set by the department.

Students who fail to make satisfactory progress are normally required to withdraw from the program. In addition to the departmental guidelines, SFU requires that all graduate students maintain a minimum 3.0 CGPA.

Co-operative education

Co-operative education (co-op) is an optional university program which provides work experience to complement our MA program. Students in good standing, with a minimum 3.0 CGPA, may apply for co-op. The co-op program consists of one or two work terms. Applications are made through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences co-op coordinator during the first term of study  (see Co-operative Education).