- Co-op triggers full-time status so you will maintain your status as a full-time student.
- Co-op can extend time-to-degree by 6 months. The co-op cycle runs from January-June or July-December
- Co-op will increase the total semester hours for your program by 2sh, because there is a required co-curricular integration course. Students are billed for the course, not the co-op job.
- The 2sh Experiential Integration course is a co-curricular requirement of all master’s students on co-op in CSSH.
- There are GPA requirements that vary by program (3.0 is the college minimum).
- International students can participate in co-op as curricular practical training (CPT), but can only do so after they have completed their first full academic year (e.g. only in year 2).
- Students must have a curricular requirement left in order to go on co-op. They may take their last curricular requirement (online or on ground) while they are on co-op or when they return to campus after completing their co-op.
- CSSH graduate students can take additional graduate courses while out on co-op.
- Registration for the Co-op Work Experience course (XXXX 6964) is handled by Registrar’s Office. It occurs 3 weeks prior to the start of the term and a co-op job has to have been secured. This course triggers full-time academic status. Note: all policy school programs will be registered for PPUA 6964.
- Registration for the required Experiential Integration course (INSH 6864) is handled by the Graduate Office. This is a co-curricular course; and students will be enrolled once a job is secured and as per the timeline below:
- JANUARY – JUNE CO-OP: Registered for INSH 6864 in Spring and Summer 1
- JULY – DECEMBER CO-OP: Registered for INSH 6864 in Summer 2 and Fall
Important Note: Students must still complete all other curricular requirements associated with their program, so electing to add co-op to the program will increase the SH required for the degree by TWO billable hours.
Graduate students can only go on co-op after they have completed two semesters of coursework. They may search and apply for co-op positions during their second semester of coursework if they meet eligibility requirements after completing one full semester of courses in their master’s program at Northeastern.
- Students meet with the graduate program director and co-op coordinator for their program to discuss their interest and eligibility and to determine whether/how co-op fits within the curriculum.
- Students prepare for co-op beginning early in the semester before they plan to go on co-op. (Spring co-ops: January – June: ~ early September and Fall co-ops: July – December: ~ early January)
- Students must meet their department’s GPA requirement and be in good academic standing during the co-op search process.
- Students attend a mandatory information session (offered at the beginning of each semester).
- Students submit the Co-op Search and Work Agreement by the stated deadline. The Graduate Office will send a link to the Agreement and notification of deadlines.
- Students attend two mandatory workshops: one on resume writing and the second on interviewing.
- Students schedule a meeting with their co-op coordinator to review their resume. They can do this on the advising section of the myNortheastern portal.
- Students must get approval from the co-op coordinator to begin searching job postings on NUcareers.
- Students must meet all deadlines set by their graduate program director and co-op coordinator.
- Students select jobs for which to apply, and employers choose whom they want to interview and hire based on skills and qualifications necessary for the job.
- Once students accept a position, they cannot renege on the offer and must commit to working the full 6-month co-op for the employer.
|Program||Graduate Program Director||Co-op Coordinator (s)
|MA Economics||Jun Ma (email@example.com)||Linnea Basu
|MA English||Ryan Cordell (firstname.lastname@example.org)||Lisa Doherty
|MA History||Martin Blatt (email@example.com)||Richard Conley
|MA International Affairs||Jeff Juris (firstname.lastname@example.org)||Joani Lamachia
|MA Political Science||Mai'a Cross (email@example.com)||Eric Winter
|MPA Public Administration||Chris Bosso (firstname.lastname@example.org) ||Eric Winter
|MPP Public Policy||Chris Bosso (email@example.com)||Eric Winter
|MS Criminology & Criminal Justice||Greg Zimmerman (firstname.lastname@example.org)||Michelle Zaff
|MS Security & Resilience Studies||Daniel Aldrich (email@example.com)||Eric Winter
|MS Urban Planning and Policy||Gavin Shatkin (firstname.lastname@example.org)||Eric Winter
|MS Urban Informatics||Dan O'Brien (email@example.com)||Eric Winter