While this is a personal choice, we generally recommend 2 – 3 courses a term. For your very first semester, we recommend 2 courses. If you have a Teaching Assistant position, we do not recommend more than 2 courses a term.
A thesis is worth 2.0 credits, and a MRP is worth 1.0 credits. A thesis requires an oral defense and an internal examiner. A MRP does not require an oral defense nor an internal examiner. For additional information, go to Masters Thesis Essay Guidelines.
Once you are a registered as a full time student, you are eligible to apply for a co-op position one full term before the co-op term is to begin. You must have obtained 2.5 credits in your MA at the time your co-op assignment begins. For additional information, please contact the co-op office directly.
This will depend on the sub-fields that you select to focus on and whether the respective core course is available. For more information, go to PhD program guidelines. If you still have questions, please consult with the graduate administrator.