The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, in conjunction with Carleton University’s Co-op Office, offers a co-op option to full-time students in the MA program.
Students will be eligible for a first co-op work term during the summer term of their first year in the MA program. In order to participate in a first co-op work term, students must successfully complete the following 1.5 course credits in the fall term of their first year in program:
INAF 5017 (0.25 credits) (required course)
INAF 5018 (0.25 credits) (required course)
INAF 5016 (0.5 credits) (required course)
INAF course of student’s choosing (0.5 credits)
Total of 1.5 credits
Students will be eligible for a second co-op work term if they successfully complete a total of 3.0 credits (including their fall term courses), prior to starting the second co-op work term. In order to participate in a second co-op work term, students must successfully complete the following 1.5 course credits in the winter term of their first year in program:
INAF economics course required for your field (0.5 credits) (required course)
INAF courses of student’s choosing (1.0 credits)
Total of 1.5 credits
The 3.0 credits must include successful completion of all required courses, and the successful completion of the required INAF economics course for their field.
NOTE: Students will be prevented from participating in the co-op program if the School deems that they have not made satisfactory progress in their academic program.
Students undertaking a co-op work term will be considered full-time for the duration of the term in which they are completing a co-op work term. A student may take only 1 course (0.5 credit) in the evening, while participating on a co-op work term, and will pay full-time student fees.
Students must request a change of status if they wish to be changed to part-time status for the duration of their co-op work term. Please note that students who are funded will not receive funding if their status is changed to part-time. A student may take only 1 course (0.5 credit) in the evening, while participating on a co-op work term, and will pay part-time student fees.
In order to graduate with a co-op designation on their transcripts, students must successfully complete two co-op work terms. The two work terms may be taken successively or be separated by one or more study terms. A co-op work term may be undertaken during any of the co-op cycles (January, May or September).
Students participating in the Co-op option must complete all co-op work terms prior to completing their full program requirements. Students must complete their program on an academic term, and not on a co-op term.
For further information on NPSIA’s Co-op program, please visit the Graduate Student section of Carleton’s Co-op website.
NPSIA continues to pursues co-operative endeavours with other Canadian institutions as well as international bodies in the field of international affairs. For example, NPSIA has co-sponsored a Canada- Malaysia Conference along with the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Committee of the Pacific Basin Economic Council, and the Malaysian Institute for Strategic International Studies.