PhD in Applied Economics

The PhD in applied economics is a colloboarative program offered by the Departments of Economics, Agriculture and Resource Economics, Finance and Management Science, and the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan.

The PhD program combines advanced courses in applied economics with a major research dissertation. The core of the program focuses on microeconomic theory and quantitative methods, with one advanced course in macroeconomics. The student and their advisory committee determine the remainder of the student’s field courses.

A PhD in Applied Economics will give you the skills to conduct research for businesses, governments, think tanks, and other research organizations, as well as to train the next generation of applied economics professionals as an academic.

MAIN PROGRAM COMPONENTS

YEARS 1-2: COURSES

  • Core course in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and quantitative methods
  • Advanced field courses in applied economics
  • Two comprehensive exams

YEARS 3-5: RESEARCH DISSERTATION

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Applied econometrics
  • Behavioural and experimental economics
  • Environmental and resource economics
  • Finance and financial economics
  • Health and labour economics
  • Industrial organization, strategy and firm behaviour
  • International economics
  • Policy and governance
  • Regional and development economics

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students must hold a master's degree, or equivalent, in a related field of study from a recognized college or university and have a cumulative weighted average of at least 70 per cent in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units).
Proof of English language proficiency may be required for international applicants.  Applicants who have not earned a degree from a Canadian or US institution are required to submit a GRE or GMAT score.

For more information, visit

appliedecon.usask.ca