Frequently Asked Questions: Master of Applied Economics and Policy

Program Format: The Master of Applied Economics and Policy degree is a full-time, Course-Based stream. All classes are in-class and onsite at the University of Windsor.

Program Length: This degree begins in September and continues for four (4) consecutive academic terms or 16 months. There is no opportunity to change this format as the courses are strategically placed in sequence and cannot be changed.

Course Choice: There are two (2) business electives and two (2) economics electives. Students will chose from a set group of elective course offerings.

Course Enrolment Blending: The majority of students in this program will be from outside of Canada. 

Funding: Graduate Assistantships and University scholarships are not available to students who have enrolled in our professional programs. Research Assistantships may be available, but these are negotiated with individual faculty members. Research Assistantships are rare, and there is no guarantee on the part of the program that a position will be available.

There are, however, many opportunities for our students to work part-time, either on-campus or in the community, to help make your education an affordable investment. In addition, our Ignite Work Study program funds approximately 400 part-time jobs on campus for students demonstrating financial need related to basic living expenses and educational costs**. You can learn more about Ignite at http://www.uwindsor.ca/cces/ignite.

**Please note that not all applicants are accepted into the Ignite program, and work placement success is dependent on the student’s job search success.

Intensive Research Project: With Fall 2015 being our first cohort for this program, we have not yet placed students into their research projects and as such, are unable to confidently describe what types of projects they may be. Projects are expected to be discussed between the program coordinator, faculty and students.

Terminal Degree: This program leads to a terminal degree. That is, it does not in and of itself provide qualifications generally required for admission to a Ph. D. program. Most Ph. D. programs require the completion of a Master’s level thesis as an admission requirement. The MAC program does not offer a thesis completion option. Please contact the office of the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research if you wish to pursue a research-based option.