Program Timeline

Students starting in September

Year

Term/Date

PhD Track Program

Y1

Term 1: September-December

Find supervisor; take courses; begin discussions with supervisor; submit proposal for comprehensive course requirement by the end of September.


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 least 9 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 2: January-April

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: January - April

Find supervisor; take courses; begin discussions with supervisor; submit proposal for comprehensive course requirement at the end of September


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 least 9 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: March 15

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 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 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.


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