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School of Graduate Studies Calendar, 2020-2021 
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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

ECON 761   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.


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 the M.A. in Economics Degree

Students in the M.A. in Economics program who have successfully completed ECON 761  may apply for the co-op option associated with this degree program. The number of students who will be accepted will be small and will depend on available placements. To receive the M.A. co-op designation, the student must work a total of eight months in either one or two placements and successfully complete both ECON 796  Economics Co-op Work Term I and ECON 797  Economics Co-op Work Term II. A student may, however, chose to only work for four months in a coop placement and successfully complete only ECON 796.

Students must register in ECON 796 for the first four months while working at a co-op placement and in ECON 797 for the second four months. Both of these courses are not for credit. Registration in these courses will be restricted to students who have a co-op placement that has been approved by the student’s supervisor and the Department. A placement must include a significant research opportunity. At the completion of four months of a co-op placement, the student must write a report discussing the work undertaken in light of his/her academic studies and append a letter of evaluation by the employer. This report must be judged satisfactory by the student’s supervisor and the Department to successfully complete either ECON 796 or ECON 797. Successful completion of these courses will be indicated on the student’s transcript. In the event the report is judged unsatisfactory or the student does not complete the full four months of a co-op placement, the student’s transcript will indicate that either ECON 796 or ECON 797 was not completed.

While registered in either ECON 796 or ECON 797 of the M.A. degree program, a M.A. student will be considered as a full-time student and will pay the coop fee.

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