Students admitted to the Co-op Option program must satisfy the normal requirements for the B.P.A.P.M. degree program as well as the requirements specific to the Co-op Option in order to graduate with a “Co-operative Option” notation.

Co-op work terms provide students with opportunities to integrate their academic experience with applied aspects of public affairs and policy management in government, not-for-profit, private or voluntary sector organizations.

Admission Requirements

Students who are registered full-time and have achieved a GPA of 9.0 or better after 10.0 credits are eligible for admission to the Co-operative Option. Students can be considered for this Option only if they are eligible to work in Canada. Only Canadian citizens may apply for co-operative work terms with Public Service Commission.

The Work Term/Study Sequence

Students admitted to the Co-op Option normally begin their first work term placement on completion of year two in the B.P.A.P.M. program. The normal requirement for Co-op notation on the transcript is satisfactory completion of three work terms. Work terms are normally four months in duration and the timing of the employment terms is flexible. Students on a work term may concurrently take no more than one 0.5 credit course.

Co-op Placement Fees

A placement fee will be charged concurrently with each Co-op work term supervisors.

For more information visite the Co-op website here.