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Graduate Programs

The Department of Economics is well-known for research in empirical, applied microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. Students can study with experts in experimental economics, health economics, international trade and international finance, labour economics, monetary economics, population economics and public economics.  


We pride ourselves in the quality of our esteemed faculty and research facilities, many of which have won awards and honours for the quality and impact of their research around the world. We also hold awards for high-quality classroom teaching and excellence in thesis supervision. 


Graduate programs at McMaster are a modest size. Our programs provide a personalized approach to training. You will have many opportunities for interaction with faculty. Each year McMaster admits five to eight students to the PhD program.  


McMaster offers a co-op option in all three of its graduate-level economics programs called the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Stream. 


Get relevant hands-on learning during your graduate studies.

Learn about Work Integrated Learning

PhD Job Candidates

McMaster’s Department of Economics has a long history of preparing PhD graduates for the competitive job market.

View the 2023/24 JOB CANDIDATES

Contact Us

Youngki Shin
Acting Chair of Graduate Studies, Department of Economics | Professor

Email: shiny11@mcmaster.ca

Ye (Cynthia) Zhao

Graduate Administrative Assistant

Email: econgrd@mcmaster.ca