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Future studies

An economics degree from Dalhousie provides a rigorous intellectual training you can take onto further academic study or to a professional program. Many economics graduates continue on to do a Master of Arts in Economics with us; others do graduate work in international development or business. Law and economics makes an powerful combination if you are interested in public life.

The Honours program is an opportunity to delve further into a particular area of research you discover you're interested in. Our faculty members have a solid publishing record and offer honours students first-rate guidance with their thesis projects.

Here's a sample of what our students have gone on to study after graduation:

  • Master of Arts (MA), Phd in economics or development economics
  • MA in geography
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Juris Doctor (JD) or Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Student story

How economics changed Vikram Rai's future studies
Vikram Rai, Economics student

Vikram Rai started at Dal with a plan to study English and then law. Now he's graduating with a combined honours degree in economics and mathematics. Find out why he's going on do a master's degree in economics.

“The fundamental question in economics is choices. There’s a finite amount of resources and time and we have to make choices based on that."