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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Units Faculty of Graduate Studies Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies Economics Graduate Programs
Economics Graduate Programs

Department of Economics

Professor and Chair L. Di Matteo
   
MA (ECONOMICS)   
Graduate Co-ordinator K. Yu
Core: Master's Thesis Supervisory   
  B. Dadgostar (Business Administration), 
  L. Di Matteo,
  B. Moazzami,
  M.T. Shannon

 

MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN ECONOMICS

Candidates are accepted under the regulations governing the Master's degrees provided they also satisfy the additional requirements of the Department of Economics listed below:
(a) An Honours B.A. (Economics) or an equivalent four-year degree with at least second class standing.
(b) Candidates may be required to make up deficiencies by taking courses in addition to those required for the Master's degree. This will be at the discretion of the department.
(c) Application must be submitted by February 1. Late applications may be considered for admission, but may not be eligible for funding.

Programs

The academic program for each admitted student commences in September. Our students have a choice between Thesis and Non-Thesis programs with many students choosing the Non-Thesis program, which emphasizes course work.
It is expected that all graduate students will attend the economics workshop sessions (faculty discussion papers, special lectures) conducted by the department during the regular academic year.

Thesis Program
The thesis program consists of six half courses and a thesis on a topic approved by the department. The program must include Economics 5111, 5113, 5117, 5118, 5119 and one other half course at the fourth or fifth year level; courses at the fourth year level to be subject to the approval of the Department of Economics.

Non-Thesis Program
The non-thesis program consists of:
(a) eight half courses which must include Economics 5111, 5113, 5117, 5118, 5119 and three other half courses at the fourth and fifth year level, no more than two of which may be at the fourth year level; courses at the fourth year level to be subject to the approval of the Department of Economics;
(b) Economics 5801 - an extended research paper - selected in consultation with the department.

The MA Co-operative Option
The purpose of the co-op option is to provide students with an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom and to obtain new insights and educational experience. Two four-month work terms (which may be taken consecutively) follow the first two terms of study. To proceed to the co-op option, students must complete at least six half courses chosen from those required for the thesis and non-thesis options. The departmental recommendation for the work terms will be based on academic performance and an interview with the Selection Committee consisting of representatives of the department and the Student Placement and Co-operative Education Centre (see University Community/Facilities and Services). In consultation with the department, the Co-operative Education Centre will make every effort to obtain suitable placements. Upon completion of the work terms, students will return to complete the remainder of their program.

MA with Graduate Diploma in Health Services and Policy Research
Students who wish to enter this program, should refer to the Graduate Diploma in Health Services and Policy Research, Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences of this Calendar.