Students enrolled in the Collaborative Program in Political Economy must meet the requirements of their respective home units as well as those of the Collaborative Program. The requirements of the Collaborative Program do not, however, add to the number of credits students are required to accumulate by their home unit and the credit value of the degree remains the same.

The requirements of the Collaborative Program are:

1.  PECO 6000 (0.5 credit) Political Economy: Core Concepts
2.  In addition, the following requirement(s) specific to the doctoral programs of the supporting units:

  • Anthropology:  a relevant political economy course from the approved list (0.5
    credit).
  • Canadian Studies: a relevant political economy course from the approved list (0.5 credit) or the comprehensive in the major field of Policy, Economy and Society
  • Communications: a relevant political economy course from the approved list (0.5 credit)
  • Geography: PECO 6000 replaces GEOG 6003 or GEOG 6004 (0.5 credit), the field seminar The Geography of Societal Change, and students must register in GEOG 6906, the comprehensive The Geography of Societal Change.
  • History: a relevant political economy course from the approved list (0.5 credit) or minor comprehensive field in political economy
  • Law and Legal Studies:  a relevant political economy course from the approved list (0.5
    credit).
  • Political Science: a relevant political economy course from the approved list (0.5 credit).
  • Public Policy and Administration: a relevant political economy course from the approved list (0.5 credit) .
  • Social Work:  a relevant political economy course from the approved list (0.5
    credit).
  • Sociology: a relevant political economy course from the approved list (0.5 credit) or part of comprehensive preparation in the sub-field of political economy.

3.  Submission and successful defence of a doctoral thesis on a political economy topic in the participating unit.

The proposed topic must be approved by the student’s home unit and by the Program Committee. At least one of the student’s advisors or members of the examining committee will be selected from among the core faculty for the Collaborative Program.