The minimum requirement for admission is an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 9.0 (out of 12) or higher, successfully completed university level introductory (Microeconomics and Macroeconomics) with a grade of C+ or higher in each, and permission of the Department of Economics. It is highly recommended that applicants have successfully completed university-level calculus and linear algebra.
Applicants who are required to satisfy this admission requirement for GDIP can enroll in the introductory Micro (ECON 1001) and Macro Economics (Econ 1002) courses as a special student. The department of Economics offers introductory Micro and Macro Economics throughout the academic year.
Proficiency in English is necessary to pursue graduate studies at Carleton University. All applicants whose first language is not English must satisfy this requirement in one of the following ways:
(i) by presenting a CAEL overall band score of 70 or higher; or
(ii) by presenting a TOEFL iBT total score of 100 or higher with a score of 24 or higher on each of the four (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking) sections; or
(iii) by presenting an IELTS overall band score of 7.0 or higher with a score of 6.5 or higher on each of the four (Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking) parts; or
(iv) by having completed ESLA 1900 or ESLA 1905 at Carleton University with a final grade of B- or higher; or
(v) in cases of applicants who have studied (full-time, non-ESL) for the last three years in a university in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, or any other country in which the primary language is English and where the language of instruction in the relevant educational institution is English, by completing the Confirmation of Language Proficiency form.
Note that applications for admission will be considered incomplete until the English language proficiency requirement has been met.
Yes, you can register in the program. No, you do not need a study permit. The GDip Economic Policy program will be entirely delivered online. International applicants residing outside Canada can register as students at Carleton University and complete the program without a study permit to enter Canada.
The Type 2 GDip(Concurrent): Current students can apply to take the Graduate Diploma in Economic Policy concurrently with their home degree, provided that the two program supervisors agree that the shared 1.0 credit of overlap in electives meet the learning outcomes of both programs.
The Type 3 GDip (Direct Entry): Individuals with an undergraduate degree in Economics can apply for GDip. It will lead to a stand-alone credential in economic policy for professional or academic purposes.
Students who are receiving B+ or higher will receive strong consideration in the masters, as long as the student meets the conditions required for the M.A. program admission. Information about MA Program’s minimum admission requirement can be found in the link below:
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