Economics MA in McGill

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Subject: Economics MA in McGill
Hello,

I´d like to know if any GRE test is required for international students for the MA in Economics program at Mcgill University.

Thank you

[24-06-2005,17:42]
George Frem
(in reply to: Economics MA in McGill)
Why did you choose Mcgill?


[24-06-2005,19:00]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Economics MA in McGill)
Well I want an English language university in Quebec.

So I guess I don´t have so many choices. I only know about McGill and Concordia. McGill has the better reputation though.

Either way, if you know the answer to my question concerning other universities, then it would be great.

[24-06-2005,19:05]
George Frem
(in reply to: Economics MA in McGill)
You dont find it odd that its harder to get into Concordia´s masters in economics program than that of Mcgill´s?

They ask for an honours degree with a 3.5 GPA from a recognized school.

BTW, I do think you need to take the GRE.

http://upload.mcgill.ca/economics/Economics-chlst-o.pdf

Good luck




[24-06-2005,19:34]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Economics MA in McGill)
I don´t know what it is that I´m doing wrong here, but I couldn´t find the place on their website where they ask for a 3.5 GPA. Can you please show me where this is said?

Thanks again

[25-06-2005,14:15]
George Frem
(in reply to: Economics MA in McGill)
http://graduatestudies.concordia.ca/pdf/05-06/PartII/e-economics05.pdf

"Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Economics)

Admission Requirements. An honours degree in economics, from a recognized university, or the equivalent, with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 is required. An applicant may be required to take up to 12 prerequisite undergraduate credits in addition to, but as part of, the regular graduate program. Some applicants maybe required to pass a qualifying program, as a condition for entry into the regular M.A. program"

[25-06-2005,14:56]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Economics MA in McGill)
Oh wait a sec. You were talking about Mcgill! No they dont ask for 3.5 they ask for 3.0...


[25-06-2005,14:57]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Economics MA in McGill)
thanks again...

Just one more question: By the time I apply to Concordia, I will not have received my degree yet. I will graduate next year by this time whereas the deadline is long before that.
So does this mean it is impossible to get accepted when you haven´t received your degree yet? This doesn´t sound logical since all other universities I´ve searched allow us to apply before graduating.
I hope I´m not bothering you...

Anyway, it was weird to find out Concordia was much harder to get accepted to. Why does McGill have such a great reputation?!

[25-06-2005,15:37]
George
(in reply to: Economics MA in McGill)
Im pretty sure you can apply to Concordia, but I guess you will have to graduate with the GPA of 3.5 or better. Anyways, I have no clue why Concordia asks for such a high GPA to be admitted to their program. Perhaps the program is harder?? I dont know... Mcgill´s reputation is better than Concordia for many programs, and I am assuming it is better for economics as well. Anyways, I have no clue why its so hard to get into the concordia program.I was suprised to see this when I was researching masters programs for economics in Montreal. I dont think you can go wrong with either programs, but Mcgill definitely has a bettere reputation. This will be important if you want to work in the United-States.

Good luck





[25-06-2005,22:50]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Economics MA in McGill)
Mcgill has a good reputation overall, but it has its strengths and weaknesses. I dont think the economics programs at Mcgill are as reputable as other in Canada. The best graduate program in Canada for economics is at the University of Toronto. Other good schools (reputation wise) for economics would be: UBC, and Queens.


[25-06-2005,23:03]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Economics MA in McGill)
I see now. I will definitely apply to both Concordia and McGill, and then I´ll see what my advisors think.

Thanks

[26-06-2005,11:23]
George
(in reply to: Economics MA in McGill)
CONCORDIA USED TO BE AN AIRPLANE COLLEGE AND THE CONCORDE PLANE WAS NAMED AFTER IT
[26-06-2005,13:45]
Anonymous



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