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Cooperative Education (Co-op)

Experience Co-op as a CSSH Masters Student

All CSSH master’s programs offer an optional Cooperative Education Experience (“Co-op”) to eligible students.

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Cooperative education is central to both the Northeastern experience and to the College of Social Sciences and Humanities Experiential Liberal Arts framework. Northeastern’s signature co-op ecosystem provides master’s students with six-month work experiences in businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in Boston, across the United States, and around the world. Through co-op, graduate students gain work and research experience, apply their knowledge and skills across contexts. Students also participate in a co-curricular, interdisciplinary experiential integration course. CSSH master’s students have participated in co-op at the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General, Indigo Agriculture, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), and many more.