thesis written under the guidance of a UBC-wide committee that is chaired by a FRE faculty member.
M.Sc. students generally elect the thesis option, but on occasion a non-thesis option is pursued. With the thesis option, students with an adequate undergraduate background in economic theory, mathematical economics and quantitative methods must complete AGEC 501, ECON 500, ECON 526, ECON 527 and two field courses, which may be at the senior undergraduate level. Students without an adequate background must take additional preparatory courses.
Please note classes may not be offered each year. Check with the UBC Calendar course schedule to determine specific courses offered in the current year.
The Master of Science (MSc) program can normally be completed in 18 to 20 months.