SPP offers a Co-operative Education option for students entering the program. Co-operative Education provides students with relevant work experience, either for building a career or making the transition to a different career. The Co-op option consists of two four-month work terms. The first placement begins after the student has completed two terms of coursework. At least one academic term has to be completed between placements. Prior work experience and continuing part- or full-time employment are not accepted for work term credit. Students completing two work terms and satisfying SPP academic requirements for the MA degree program will graduate with a Co-op designation on their transcript. See the Graduate Co-operative Education Entry in the Graduate Studies Calendar section of the Calendar. Students are advised that a Co-operative Education program fee is charged for each work term.