Flexible-Time PhD

Please note that this is the typical progress through the PhD program for students in the Flexible-Time PhD program.  A student’s progress may vary, and students are encouraged to discuss their progress regularly with their supervisor(s).  Normally a student will publish 3 to 4 journal articles by the end of their PhD program.

Year 1 (full-time)

  • CHE2222H – Safety Training, prior to starting research in the lab
  • JDE1000H – Ethics in Research, in either the Fall or Winter session
  • CHE1102H – Research Methods and Project Execution, usually in the second session of study
  • CHE3001H – Graduate Student Seminar (Lectures at the Leading Edge) in both the Fall and Winter sessions
  • PhD Reading Committee – within 9 months of beginning the program
  • One to three academic courses

Year 2 (full-time)

  • CHE3001H – Graduate Student Seminar (Lectures at the Leading Edge) in both the Fall and Winter sessions
  • One to three academic courses
  • PhD Qualification Examination (normally by the 16th month of study)

Year 3 (full-time)

  • CHE3001H – Graduate Student Seminar (Lectures at the Leading Edge) in both the Fall and Winter sessions
  • One to three academic courses
  • PhD Reading Committee Meeting – CHE3010H – PhD Research (typically 12 months after the PhD Qualification Examination)
  • Submit one or two journal articles to peer-reviewed journals

Year 4 (full-time)

  • CHE3001H – Graduate Student Seminar (Lectures at the Leading Edge) in both the Fall and Winter sessions
  • Any remaining academic courses
  • PhD Reading Committee Meeting – CHE3010H – PhD Research (9 months after the Reading Committee meeting held in Year 3)
  • Achieve PhD Candidacy (completion of all academic courses, regular committee meetings and adequate research
  • Submit one or two journal articles to peer-reviewed journals

Years 5 and 6 (part-time)

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