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 refer to coursework requirements for the number of credits required to transfer to the PhD program.  Students must ensure that they have completed the course requirements for the transfer.

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.  Please refer to coursework requirements for the number of credits required to transfer to the PhD program. Students must ensure that they complete the course requirements for the transfer.

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 Evaluation

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 refer to coursework requirements for PhD track for the minimum # of credits needed to transfer to the PhD program. Students must ensure that they have completed the course requirements for the transfer.

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

Please refer to coursework requirements for PhD track for the minimum # of credits needed to transfer to the PhD program.  Students must ensure that they complete the course requirements for the transfer.

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 Evaluation

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.