Program Timeline

Students starting in September

Year

Term/Date

PhD Track Program

Y1

Term 1: End of September

a.  Submit proposal for comprehensive course requirement by the end of September
b.  Take courses; begin discussions with supervisor;

In selecting courses, PhD track students should note the following policy regarding coursework:

  • PhD track students must during the first two years of study at the graduate level, complete a total of 12 credits with a first-class average of which at least 9 credits must be at the 500-level or above and at least 9 credits must be of first-class standing (80% or above). 
  • To be eligible for transfer to the PhD program, PhD Track students must have completed at least9 out of the 12 credits at 500 level with first class standing (80% or better) at the time of transfer.  Students who didn't complete 12 credits of coursework in their first year must complete a further 3 credits within the 2nd year.

Y1

Term 1: End of December

Submit the supervisory form by end of December  

Y1

Term 2: January-April

Continue to take courses; pursue RPE topics with supervisor.

By the end of April, PhD track students must complete at least  9 out of the 12 credits at 500 level with first class standing (80% or better). Students who didn't complete 12 credits of coursework in their first year can complete the remaining 3 credits in their second year.

Y1

Term 2: March 15

Form RPE committee

YI

Term 2: April 2nd week

Submit RPE project proposal to committee

Y1

Term 3: May—August

Work on RPE Project

Y2

Term 4: September - December

Students who didn't complete 12 credits of coursework in their first year must complete a further 3 credits within the 2nd year.

Y2

Term 4: September 15

Submit RPE Research Project

Y2

Term 4: Early October

RPE Presentation

Y2

Term 4: Late October

Transfer to PhD or continue in MSc

Y2

Term 5: January - April

Work on thesis proposal.

Y2

Term 6: May-August

Admit to Candidacy by completing the thesis proposal and comprehensive course requirement.

Students starting in January

Year

Term/Date

PhD Track Program

Y1

Term 1: end of January

a.  Submit proposal for comprehensive course requirement by the end of January
b.  Take courses; begin discussions with supervisor;

In selecting courses, PhD track students should note the following policy regarding coursework:

  • PhD track students must during the first two years of study at the graduate level, complete a total of 12 credits with a first-class average of which at least 9 credits must be at the 500-level or above and at least 9 credits must be of first-class standing (80% or above). 
  • To be eligible for transfer to the PhD program, PhD Track students must have completed at least9 out of the 12 credits at 500 level with first class standing (80% or better) at the time of transfer.  Students who didn't complete 12 credits of coursework in their first year must complete a further 3 credits within the 2nd year.

Y1

Term 1: End of December  

Submit the supervisory form by end of April

Y1

Term 1: March 15

Continue to take courses; pursue RPE topics with supervisor

Y1

Term 2: May-August

Discussion with supervisor about RPE toppic

Y1

Term 2: July 15

Form RPE Committee

Y1

Term 2: August 2nd week

Submit RPE project proposal to committee

Y1

Term 3: September-December

Take courses and work on RPE

By the end of December, PhD track students must complete at least9 out of the 12 credits at 500 level with first class standing (80% or better). Students who didn't complete 12 credits of coursework in their first year can complete the remaining 3 credits iin their second year.

Y2

Term 4: January - April

Students who didn't complete 12 credits of coursework in their first year must complete a further 3 credits within the 2nd year.

Y2

Term 4: January 15

Submit RPE Research Project

Y2

Term 4: Early February

RPE Presentation

Y2

Term 4: Late February

Transfer to PhD or continue in MSc

Y2

Term 5: May-August

Work on PhD Thesis proposal

Y2

Term 6: September-December

Admit to Candidacy by completing the thesis proposal and comprehensive course requirement.