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Economic Policy, M.A.

M.A. Degree in Economic Policy

Required Courses

Candidates for the M.A. in Economic Policy must complete eight half-courses. The following five half-courses are required for all candidates:

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.  Students who have previously taken 4g03 or equivalent must take 761. Students who wish to take 761 who have not taken 4g03 or equivalent will take a pass/fail exam prior to entering 761. If they do not pass the exam they must take 6G03.


Co-op Option in the M.A. in Economic Policy Degree

Students in the M.A. in Economic Policy program who have successfully completed ECON 761 OR ECON 6G03 may apply for the coop 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.