Participation in the Co-operative Education program - which enables students to acquire knowledge, practical skills for employment, and workplace experience - is optional for Master's and PhD students. Master's students complete two work terms, and PhD students complete three (a work term consists of four months of full-time, paid employment).
Students must maintain a B (5.0) average to be eligible for a work term. MA students must have successfully completed 9.0 units of graduate course work including ECON 516 prior to the commencement of their first work term. PhD students must normally complete ECON 693 Candidacy prior to the commencement of their first work term.
Students require permission from their academic adviser and graduate adviser, as well as the co-op coordinator, to participate in the co-op program. Interested students should contact the Economics Co-op office early in the term in which they are applying. Students are also referred to General Regulations: Graduate Co-op.