The Master of Arts in Political Economy is a 5.0 credit program, one of which may be at the 4000 (honours undergraduate) level. Each candidate, in consultation with the Institute, must select and follow one of two optional pattern:

— 3.0 credits (or the equivalent), a thesis equivalent to 2.0 credits, and an oral examination of the thesis.

— 4.0 credits (or the equivalent), a research essay equivalent to 1.0 credit, and an oral examination of the research essay.

(A one-semester seminar is usually valued at half a credit)

Whichever pattern is selected, all students in the Institute are required to take

  • PECO 5000 Theories of Political Economy
  • PECO 5001 The Methodology of Political Economy

All master’s candidates must maintain at least B standing (grade point average of 8.0). A candidate may, with the recommendation of the Institute and the approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, be allowed a grade of C+ in 0.5 credits.