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  • Graduate Student Handbook 2020-2021

    Department of Economics

    Dalhousie University

    PO Box 15000

    6214 University Ave

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Canada B3H 4R2

    tel: (902) 494-2026

    fax: (902) 494-6917

    economics@dal.ca

    www.economics.dal.ca

    June 2020

    This handbook contains extracts from University Regulations and

    Faculty of Graduate Studies Regulations as published in the

    Undergraduate and Graduate Calendars. These sources always take

    precedence over this handbook.

    For greater detail on these regulations and up-to-date

    information please consult the Graduate Studies website,

    http://www.dal.ca/faculty/gradstudies.html, as well as the

    Graduate Studies Calendar at

    http://academiccalendar.dal.ca/Catalog/ViewCatalog.aspx

    mailto:economics@dal.ca http://www.economics.dal.ca/ http://www.dal.ca/faculty/gradstudies.html http://academiccalendar.dal.ca/Catalog/ViewCatalog.aspx

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    Table of Contents

    I. Graduate Programs ............................................ 5

    A. Master of Arts (MA) ........................................ 5

    1. Admission Requirements ................................... 5

    2. Completion of MA Program ................................. 5

    B. Master of Development Economics (MDE) ...................... 6

    1. Admission Requirements ................................... 6

    2. Completion of MDE Program ................................ 7

    C. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ................................. 7

    1. Admission Requirements .................................. 7

    2. PhD Program Requirements ................................ 8

    II. Application/Admission Fees ................................. 11

    A. Admission Requirements ................................... 11

    B. Deadlines ................................................. 12

    C. Forms .................................................... 12

    D. Application Fee .......................................... 13

    E. Tuition and Other Fees ................................... 13

    Basic Program Length ....................................... 13

    Continuing Students ........................................ 14

    Means of Payment ........................................... 14

    Part-Time Students ......................................... 14

    F. Maximum Duration of Programs .............................. 14

    G. Annual Progress Report .................................... 15

    H. Financial Assistance ..................................... 15

    III. Acceptance/Registration ................................... 16

    A. Letter from the Department ................................ 16

    B. Letter from the Dean of Graduate Studies .................. 16

    C. Qualifying Year or Special Undergraduate Year (Masters Only)

    ............................................................. 16

    D. Deferral .................................................. 16

    E. Registration .............................................. 16

    F. Student E-mail Addresses .................................. 17

    G. Register for Emergency Phone Text Messaging ............... 17

    H. Housing ................................................... 17

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    I. Notification of Address Change ............................ 18

    J. Free Software Available for Students ...................... 18

    IV. Arrival on Campus .......................................... 19

    A. Housing ................................................... 19

    B. Dalhousie ID Card ......................................... 19

    C. The Department/Program Form ............................... 19

    D. Health and Dental Care .................................... 20

    E. Library ................................................... 20

    F. Bookstore ................................................. 20

    G. Career & Leadership Development Centre .................... 20

    H. Parking ................................................... 20

    I. UPass Program ............................................. 21

    J. University Closure/Cancellation of Classes ................ 22

    V. The Department of Economics ................................. 23

    A. Department Administration ................................ 23

    B. Security .................................................. 23

    C. Services/Facilities ....................................... 23

    Computer Labs .............................................. 23

    Copyright Policy ........................................... 24

    Laser Printing ............................................. 24

    Kitchen Facilities ......................................... 24

    Lockers .................................................... 24

    Study Carrels - Killam Library ............................. 24

    D. Seminars .................................................. 25

    VI. Classes and Grades ......................................... 26

    A. Usual Class Times ......................................... 26

    B. Grading Policy ........................................... 26

    Pass Standard .............................................. 26

    Academic Standards ......................................... 27

    Incomplete Classes ......................................... 27

    C. Ancillary Classes ......................................... 27

    D. Audits .................................................... 28

    E. Independent Study, Directed Readings and Special Topics ... 28

    VII. Leaves/Withdrawals/Suspensions ............................ 29

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    A. Withdrawal From Classes ................................... 29

    B. Withdrawal from Program ................................... 29

    C. Leave of Absence ......................................... 29

    D. Suspension of Studies ..................................... 30

    E. Parental Leave ........................................... 30

    F. Academic Dismissal ........................................ 31

    G. Readmission of Students ................................... 31

    VIII. Thesis Supervision ....................................... 32

    A. The Supervisor ............................................ 32

    B. Supervisory Committees .................................... 32

    C. Rights and Responsibilities of Supervisor and Student .... 33

    Responsibilities of Supervisors ............................ 33

    Responsibilities of Students ............................... 34

    Rights of Supervisors ...................................... 34

    Rights of Students ......................................... 35

    IX. Thesis Regulations ......................................... 36

    A. Ethical Review ............................................ 36

    B. Preparation of Manuscript and Submission of Theses ........ 36

    Thesis Originality and Editing ............................. 36

    Submission ................................................. 38

    X. Some Suggested Readings ..................................... 39

    XI. Plagiarism/Intellectual Honesty ............................ 40

    Plagiarism ................................................... 40

    Irregularities in the Presentation of Data etc. .............. 40

    Other Irregularities ......................................... 41

    XII. Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources ........ 42

    Policy ....................................................... 42

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    Consult the Graduate Calendar for the following University

    Regulations:

     General

     Rescission of Acceptance into a Program

     Official Examination Regulations

     Policy in the Event that a Formal Examination Cannot be Completed at the Regularly Scheduled Time

     Policy for the Scheduling of Classes/Examinations

     Retention of Student Work

     Communication to Students

     Student Absence Regulation

     Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

     Release of Information About Students

     Student Accommodation Policy

     Policy on Submission of Student Papers

     Intellectual Honesty

     Discipline

     Academic Dishonesty

     Senate Discipline Committee

     Code of Student Conduct

     Protection of Property

     Hazing Policy

     Senate Appeals Committee

     Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources

    Consult the Graduate Calendar for information on Graduate Studies

    Regulations:

     Admission requirements for graduate programs

     Graduate application process

     Registration procedures and regulations

     Intellectual property and conflict of interest

     Degree requirements

     Examinations

     Thesis supervisors and supervisory committees

     Thesis regulations

     Convocation

     Appeals

     Centre for Learning and Teaching

    https://academiccalendar.dal.ca/Catalog/ViewCatalog.aspx?pageid=viewcatalog&catalogid=82