Master of Science in Economics (Research)
- About the Program
- Eligibility and Admission Criteria
- Who Should Apply
- Fees and Scholarships
- Early Enrollment Possibility for SMU Students
- Apply Now
|About the Program|
The MSc (Econ) is a two-year research degree, with coursework running alongside the writing of the MSc thesis. All courses are PhD level courses. The details are:
+ 1 cu PhD coursework taken from our second year PhD program. All courses referred to here are our PhD level courses. Details regarding these courses can be found here.
|Eligibility and Admission Criteria|
A good BSc degree (not necessarily in economics), with sufficient mathematics/statistics training. CGPA should be no lower than 3.4/4. Students from SMU, NTU, NUS may waive the GRE/GMAT requirement. However, if your transcript does not reflect strong technical training, it is in your interest not to waive the GRE/GMAT.
|Who Should Apply|
You should consider this program as preparation for a PhD, or if you wish to discern if a research career/PhD course of study is for you.
This program allows you to do our difficult first year PhD program over two years, and gain some research experience. If you are successful in the MSc (Econ) program and wish to continue into our PhD program, you may enter into that program at the second year stage (after passing the PhD program’s qualifying examination).
If you are sure about a research career, and are sufficiently well-prepared, you are encouraged to apply to our PhD program direct from your BSc. Our QET students have been successful in our PhD program after entering directly from UG-QET. Information about our PhD program can be found here
|Fees and Scholarships|
We are able to offer this program to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) only.
We offer five scholarships a year for this program. Under this scholarship, tuition is waived, and in the second year you will receive monthly stipends. The stipends rates are:
|Early Enrollment Possibility for SMU Students|
SMU students may have the opportunity to enroll early into this program. Students who meet certain qualifying criteria, and have completed Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics, Intermediate Econometrics, and Economic Dynamics by their third year, with a combined GPA of 3.7/4 for these four courses, may begin their MSc in the fourth year of their BSc, and count the MSc coursework toward their BSc degree. The additional requirement is to ensure that you will be able to handle the BSc + MSc load.
The following diagram shows how the early enrollment MSc (Econ) fits in with the SMU BSc (Econ) degree. It also shows how students who complete the MSc (Econ) can enroll into the SMU Econ PhD Program at the second year stage.
Applications will be open on 2 January and will close on 31st March 2017.
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Last updated on 03 Feb 2017 .