PhD (entered after completing an MASc)

Please note that this is the typical progress through the PhD program for students who have entered the PhD program after completing an MASc.  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

  • CHE2222H – Safety Training Workshop, 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
  • PhD Qualification Oral Examination (within the first 9 to 13 months of study)

Year 2

  • CHE3001H – Graduate Student Seminar (Lectures at the Leading Edge) in both the Fall and Winter sessions
  • One to three academic courses
  • PhD Reading Committee MeetingCHE3010H – PhD Research (typically 12 months after the Qualifying Exam)
  • Submit one or two journal articles to peer-reviewed journals

Year 3

  • CHE3001H – Graduate Student Seminar (Lectures at the Leading Edge) in both the Fall and Winter sessions
  • Any remaining academic courses
  • PhD Reading Committee MeetingCHE3010H – PhD Research (9 months after the Supervisory Committee meeting held in Year 2)
  • Achieve PhD Candidacy (completion of all academic courses, regular committee meetings and adequate research progress)
  • Submit one or two journal articles to peer-reviewed journals

Year 4

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