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PhD in Economics

The Université de Montréal PhD in Economics program lets you undertake cutting-edge research and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in a specific area of economics.

Working in collaboration with 2 renowned research centres, most PhD students enjoy a guaranteed financial assistance of up to $20,000.

  • Fall admission
  • Daytime classes
  • Full-time
  • 90 credits, including 60 for the thesis


International credentials

Recognised worldwide, UdeM's doctoral training in economics qualifies graduates for teaching positions and allows them to lend their expertise to many public, semipublic or private organisations, here or abroad: World Bank, IMF, consulting firms, etc.

Discover where your talents could lead you by consulting the student placement of the past few years.

A unique curriculum

The PhD in economics at UdeM is made of a rigourous course structure which spreads over the first 2 years of the program. It attaches, notably, a significant attention to mathematical tools and statistics in the analysis of the many economic facets.

During the 1st year, where classes are taught in French, the program examines the following themes:

  • Microeconomic theory
  • Macroeconomic theory
  • Quantitative methods
  • Econometrics

In the 2nd year, students choose 2 areas of specialisation and can take advantage of joint courses offered at the Université de Montréal, McGill University, UQAM (French), as well as HEC Montreal (English & French).

After the first 2 years, students will have found their thesis topic and the professor who will oversee their research work.

Questions about this program?

The + of studying economics at the Université de Montréal!

  • Solid grounding in both theoretical and applied economics
  • Option of working as a teaching assistant for undergraduate courses.
  • A recent independent study has ranked UdeM's Department of Economics as one of the best of its kind in the francophone world and the best in that field amongst French-Canadian universities.
  • According to the US News and the Shanghai Rankings, the Université de Montréal ranks among the top 100 universities in the world in economics.