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Master of Development Economics (MDE)

The Department of Economics hosts this innovative program of graduate studies in social and economic development. The program is primarily designed for students and young professionals pursuing, or intending to embark on, careers in government, educational and professional institutions, private corporations, or non-governmental organizations.

For general information on how to apply and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit  Application Procedures / FAQ.

Length of program (effective September 1, 2014)

  • One year with an Honours degree in economics
  • Two years with preparation in economics as described below

 

Admission requirements

  • Candidates for the two-year MDE program must have a four-year (i.e., 20 credit) BA, BSc or Bcomm degree with an average of at least B+ (upper second class) at Dalhousie standards. All candidates must have at least
    • introductory micro and macro economics
    • intermediate micro and macro economics
    • at least two senior economics field courses
    • statistics
    • calculus.
  • Applicants with an Honours degree in economics may be considered for a one-year MDE program.
  • The Faculty of Graduate Studies sets the minimum admission standards that are required for entry into graduate programs.
  • Application forms can be found under Dalhousie admissions for graduate studies.

Deadlines

  • Canadian students: your application for admission to the Graduate Studies program should be received by the university no later than June 1 for a September start date (all supporting documents must be received by this deadline); however, if you are applying for scholarships and departmental funding, your application (including application, fee and all supporting documents) should be completed by January 31.
  • Non-Canadian students: your application for admission to the Graduate Studies program should be received by the university no later than April 1 for a September start date (all supporting documents must be received by this deadline); however, if you are applying for scholarships and departmental funding, your application (including application, fee and all supporting documents) must be completed by January 31.

Contact information

Subject Code: ECON
Tel: 902-494-2026
Email: economics@dal.ca
Address: 6214 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 4R2
Graduate Coordinator: Peter Burton
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-6745
Graduate Coordinator Email: econgrad@dal.ca
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