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Economics, M.A.


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M.A. Degree


Candidates proceeding to the degree M.A. in Economics will follow a program comprising:

Additional Information


One (but not more than one) of these required courses may be waived if equivalent work has already been completed by the student in undergraduate course work. A student’s claim to have completed equivalent work will be tested by examination at the beginning of the academic year.

Electives


Subject to the approval of the Department, an elective program comprising of a sufficient number of courses, from those listed below, to bring the student’s total load to 8 half course equivalents. The course load may include up to two half courses taken outside of the Department, in each case to be approved by the Department.

Candidates must obtain a grade of at least B- in all courses taken for credit in order to receive the degree.

Co-op Option in M.A. and Ph.D. Degrees


M.A. students who have successfully completed ECON *761  and Ph.D. students who have successfully completed the comprehensive examinations, may apply for the co-op option associated with these degree programs. Students will not be considered for acceptance into this option in advance of completion of these requirements. The number of students who will be accepted will be small and will depend on available placements.

To complete either the M.A. or Ph.D. co-op option successfully, the student must work a total of eight months in either one or two placements. Each placement must be approved in advance by the supervisor and the Department. A placement must include a significant research opportunity and be consistent with progress to a degree. At the completion of each placement, the student must write a report describing the research outcome and append a letter of evaluation by the employer. This report must be judged satisfactory by the supervisory committee. In the event the report is judged unsatisfactory, the student will return to his/her original program (either the M.A. or Ph.D.) and will not be eligible for the co-op designation on her/his transcript. The remaining requirements for the M.A. or the Ph.D. program must be completed. During the period of co-op placement, a student will be considered as a full-time student but will pay reduced fees.

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