Public Administration : Co-operative Education
Participation in the Co-operative Education program - which enables students to acquire knowledge, practical skills for employment, workplace experience, and an opportunity to build a network of potential employers - is mandatory for MPA Thesis-Based (On Campus) students. Students complete a minimum of two work terms (a work term normally consists of four months of full-time, paid employment) and students undertake study and work terms in alternating sessions. Completion of additional work terms is permitted, with the approval of the Co-op Coordinator and based on availability. Students in their first or second co-op terms may receive priority. Additional work terms must be completed in or before the same semester in which the project/thesis is defended.
MPA Thesis-Based (On Campus) students are required to register in PADR 589 Co-op Seminar: Introduction to Professional Practice, in their first term in the program. Students are also referred to General Regulations: Graduate Co-op.