The PhD program requires course work, a single-authored scientific paper, an oral candidacy exam, and submission and successful defence of a thesis. The thesis must be an original work making a significant contribution to knowledge in or understanding of the field of study and include material worthy of publication.
The PhD program is a full-time program normally taking approximately four years (for an MSc graduate). A student transferring from the MSc program would take up to a year longer.
- Expected Time:
- With completed MSc = 4 years
- Without completed MSc = 5 years
- Maximum Time:
- With completed MSc = 6 years
- Without completed MSc = 6 years
CURRENT Regulations (for students entering September 2012 or later)
Annual Progress Reports:
Faculty of Graduate Studies links: