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Get ready to come to McMaster

Welcome to the Department of Economics at McMaster University.

Here you will find a number of resources that will be of great use to you throughout Orientation Week and during your time at McMaster University.

Welcome Week 2018 Schedule

Campus Map

Outlines all the events and information sessions that will be taking place starting Tuesday, September 4, to Friday, September 7, 2018. Please note that the final schedule will be posted mid-August. 


The Fall and Winter Timetable for 2018/2019 outlines all the class times and instructors: 

Fall 2018 Timetable

Winter 2019 Tentative Timetable

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Math Camp - Econ 765

This course provides a systematic review of mathematical and statistical methods commonly used in economic modeling.

If you are an incoming MA or PhD student download the documents below and review them before you attend class.

**Please be advised that these notes do not apply to MAEP students.

**Summer 2018 Notes have been updated!   

Graduate Timetable 

All MA, MAEP and PhD classes are listed here for Fall 2018 and Winter 2019. 

Graduate Resources

Important information about the school of graduate studies, graduate students association, employment related links, paying your fees, course calendars, international students services and much more!

Graduate Handbook

Provides information about important dates, registration, department contacts, regulations and procedures, facilities, finance and employment opportunities. 

Graduate Teaching Handbook

Provides information about regulations and procedures, invigilating tests, grading tests/papers, conducting tutorials, office hours, emails and more resources. 

Graduate Student Conference Travel Application

To encourage excellence in research, teaching and professional development, The Department of Economics supports participation by graduate students at conferences of academic significance. 

Events & More

Bank of Canada Event! 

The Bank of Canada will be hosting a recruiting session at McMaster. 




MA/MAEP Career Workshops - ONE TIME only


PhD Career Workshop - ONE TIME only



The Department typically has seminars Wednesdays at lunchtime and Friday afternoons. Graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. This is an opportunity for you to discuss your research, and is good practice for employment interviews. 

Coffee Sessions 

All Department of Economics graduate students, faculty and staff are invited to our weekly coffee sessions in the Department. Day and time to be confirmed.  Please join us for this opportunity to meet and chat with fellow colleagues and instructors.

Student Resources

Student office space is located in Kenneth Taylor Hall (KTH) for all current students. A Graduate Lab consisting of nine computers is also provided to students.