Program list & descriptions
Studies in Policy and Practice
This innovative interdisciplinary MA graduate program of critical studies is aimed at those involved in activism, human services, and community work. The program provides graduates with a strong grounding in critical analysis for developing practice-based careers and pursuing advanced degrees in interdisciplinary studies and other disciplines. In fostering a unique combination of analytic and methodological skills, courses and work on a thesis or extended essay facilitate an understanding of the social, cultural and political contexts of policy and practice. Objectives focus on bringing together critical interpretations of policy, critical analysis of experience and practice, and critical theories of society and polity in innovative ways—all to effect social change.
Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
|Entry point||Domestic students||International students|
|September||December 1||December 1|
EXAMS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
- Statement of intent
- Employer reference
- Short biography
- For details, please consult the Studies in Policy and Practice website
|Program Assistant||250-721-8204||HSD B202email@example.com|
|Program Coordinator||Michael Prince||250-721-8043||HSD B234firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Susan Boyd||250-721-8203||HSD B246email@example.com|
|Lyn Davis||250-721-6625||HSD B202Bfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pamela Moss||250-721-6297||HSD B250email@example.com|
|Marge Reitsma-Street||HSD Dean's Officefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kathy Teghtsoonian||250-472-4431||HSD B242email@example.com|
What is co-op?
Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:
- alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
- enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
- develop competencies to excel in the workplace
- potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
Can you do co-op?
Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.
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- One-on-one career guidance
- Career development programs and workshops
- On-campus networking opportunities with employers
- Online work search resources
- Competency development and assessment
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