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as of MAY 1, 2019.

The only admission time for the Economics M1 & M2 program is Fall (September) semester.

Applications for Fall 2020 will be reviewed beginning in October 2019.

How do I apply?

Click for the online application.  On the webpage, you will see information about applying to graduate programs and a link called "Apply". Questions about applying online or about your on line application or about changing information in your online application should go to Graduate Admissions

Before you apply, please review the Academic Requirements, below, to determine if you meet the eligibility requirements for our program. We do not pre-assess applications. 

If you need more information about the program before applying, please contact our Graduate Secretary at   

What is the Admission Application Deadline?

The deadline for both domestic and international applications is May 1 for the immediately following September. ALL OF YOUR DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING YOUR 2 REFERENCES, MUST BE UPLOADED TO THE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM CALLED eGAS BY MIDNIGHT May 1, 2019 for consideration for September 2019 admission.  Your transcript(s), your English language test results (if it applies to you) and your 2 references must be on eGAS by May 1, 2019. Please inform your reference writers of the May 1 application deadline.   If you apply after the deadline, your application will be considered for Fall 2020 when Economics begins reviewing Fall 2020 applications in October 2019.

International applicants should check with their closest Canadian consulate or embassy for information about the time needed and requirements for a student visa/study permit.

What are the academic requirements?

Minimum Admission Requirements
for BOTH the 1 Year and 2 Year Masters Economics program:
>  studied Economics or a related field including at least -
introductory & intermediate level microeconomics &
introductory & intermediate level macroeconomics 
> completed one course each of -
university level calculus &
university level linear algebra &
university level statistics.
> minimum CGPA of at least 70% (or the Canadian grade equivalent)
in all courses taken over the most recent two years of study 
For admission to the 1 year (called the M2 or the Masters Candidate) program:
Applicants should have
  • a Canadian 4 year undergraduate honours degree in Economics or the international equivalent.
  • all Minimum Admission Requirements listed above PLUS introductory level econometrics.
For admission to the 2 year (called the M1 or Masters Qualifying) program:
Applicants should have
  • a Canadian 3 year undergraduate general degree in Economics or the international equivalent.
  • an Economics or related academic background, including all Minimum Admission Requirements listed above.
During the first year, students in the 2 year program take eight advanced level undergraduate economics courses to prepare for the 1 year program. Click on "Program Description" under "Master Program" on the left side of this page to see the list of courses.

What Documents Are Required?

Confidential reports (references) -  2 references. Academic references from former or current professors are strongly preferred but employer references are acceptable if you have been out of school for some time.
Transcripts - 1 each of any transcripts from universities that you listed on your online application form.  If the transcript shows that credits were transferred from another institution to contribute to your current degree, then the transcript from the other university will be required as well.  If the transcripts are not in English, you must upload 1 scan of an official English translation for each non-English transcript. Applicants who have attended the University of Windsor, do not need to order or send University of Windsor transcripts. 
PLUS, if the applicant's academic background is not English -
An English Language Equivalency Test result is required. The test must have been taken within the last two years.
Minimum acceptable English test results:
TOEFL   83/120 overall
IELTS    6.5 overall.  Academic test version required.
MELAB   80 overall
CAEL     60 overall
Applicants who feel that an English language test requirement should not be needed, may request a waiver of the requirement by sending an email to Graduate Admissions , explaining why the exception should be granted.
If an English Language Equivalency Test is required, the applicant MUST meet the minimum requirement by August 1 of the year that the student will register for courses.  i.e. classes starting in September 2019 (Fall semester) require that the English test requirement must be provided by August 1, 2019.
The University of Windsor has a full time English Language Improvement Program called ELIP.  The program usually lasts 12 weeks per session, starting in September, January and May each year. Applications for ELIP must be made directly to ELIP. Details are at . Students enrolled in ELIP cannot be enrolled in the Economic Masters program at the same time. Note that students taking ELIP in September and finishing it in December, CANNOT start the Economics program in January. They would have to wait until the following September admission time for Economics Masters admission.
No Other Documents are Required.  For example, NOT required:
  • The GRE and or GMAT, letters of intent, resumes, personal statements, writing samples, etc. are not required and not used to determine admission eligibility. 
  • Entrance test and interviews are not required and not given by the Department of Economics.

How much does the application cost?

$125. Canadian

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