MA in Economics
The Department's teaching staff includes 26 full-time professors and several part-time professors. All are specialists in one or more fields of expertise and research, some being known throughout the world. They bring a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to the classroom. Our program has recently been modified to make it more flexible and better adapted to contemporary trends and the needs of the labour market. Besides acquiring a thorough knowledge of the traditional approach to economics, students also have the opportunity, within the framework of certain courses, to familiarize themselves with lesser known alternative approaches. Furthermore, we have coordinated our M.A. and Ph.D. programs to give the opportunity to more students to transfer and complete a Ph.D. in Economics. Compulsory M.A. courses are taught in English and French. Optional courses are given in either English or French, their language of instruction generally alternating from year to year. This gives bilingual student a wider choice of courses, but does not prevent unilingual students from pursuing their studies in economics.
uOttawa focuses research strengths and efforts in four Strategic Areas of Development in Research (SADRs):
- Canada and the World
- Molecular and Environmental Sciences
With cutting-edge research, our graduate students, researchers and educators strongly influence national and international priorities.
Students enrolled in the MA program may be allowed to fast-track to the PhD program without being required to complete the Master's program. For additional information, please consult the section of the PhD program.