Current Students

School of Graduate Studies requires the Annual Progress Report be completed by each student every year. Form should be reviewed by each Committee member, signed by the Director of Graduate Studies and be submitted to the Graduate Studies Coordinator prior to December 1st of each year.

Each GAU has it's own degree requirements

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Biology

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Research Proposals

MSc students must complete within 6 months of beginning their program

PhD students must complete within 12 months of beginning their program

Proposals include 2-4 page written summary (typed single spaced) and a 25-45 minute oral presentation followed by a question period.

Student is responsible for setting the time and booking the location of the presentation with agreement of committee members.  Student should send proposal summary; title, abstract (150-300 words) and time and location to Graduate Studies Coordinator with more than 1 weeks notice.

Qualifying Exams

PhD students must complete within 12 months of beginning their program, topics to be approved 3-6 months ahead (after Research Proposal)

Requires 4 topics each with an examiner; options should be sent to Director of Graduate Studies (DoGS) for approval along with a 2-4 page summary of your research project.  Once approved (and confirmed) student should touch base with each examiner to discuss the topic and get suggested reading list.

Student is responsible for setting the time and location of the exam with agreement of all examiners and Director of Graduate Studies.  Notify Graduate Studies Coordinator of time and location with more than 1 weeks notice.  Oral exam is typically 2-3 hours.


Chemistry

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Seminars

MSc students will do 1 non-thesis related Seminar and 1 Departmental Seminar

PhD students will do 3 non-thesis related Seminars and 1 Departmental Seminar

It is the student's responsibility to register for the seminar course each year.

Non-Thesis Seminars are scheduled by the CHEM6000 Coordinator at the beginning of the term.  Students should send title; abstract (150-300 words) and date, time and location to Graduate Studies Coordinator at least 2 weeks beforehand.

Departmental Seminars are scheduled through the Departmental Seminar Coordinator must be completed 6 months prior to defense.  Students should send title; abstract (150-300 words) and date, time and location to Graduate Studies Coordinator at least 2 weeks beforehand.

Qualifying Exams

PhD students must complete within 16 months of beginning their program, must be scheduled 1 month in advance.

Students are required to complete a written research proposal and literature review following the guidelines for graduate theses and reports.

Written proposal should be submitted to committee members and Graduate Studies Coordinator minimum of 1 week prior.

Student is responsible for setting the time and location of the exam with agreement of all committee members and Director of Graduate Studies.  Notify Graduate Studies Coordinator of time and location with more than 1 weeks notice.  Oral exam is typically 2 hours in length.


Earth Sciences

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Research Proposals

MSc students must complete within 8 months of beginning their program

PhD students must complete within 12 months of beginning their program

Proposals include 2-4 page written summary (typed single spaced) and a 25-45 minute oral presentation and question period.

Student is responsible for setting the time and booking the location of the presentation with agreement of committee members.  Student should send title, abstract (150-300 words) and time and location to Graduate Studies Coordinator with more than 1 weeks notice.


Mathematics & Statistics

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Seminars

Students will do 4 Seminars during their degree (both MSc and PhD)

It is the student's responsibility to register for the seminar course each year.

Departmental Seminars are scheduled by the Dr. Seahra; Graduate Seminars are schedule by Dr. Watmough.  Students should send title and abstract (150-300 words) to Jenn Meade at least 1 week beforehand.

Qualifying Exams

PhD students must complete within 18 months of beginning their program, exam consists of 3 tests, each is a 3 hour written paper.

Each field must be approved by your Committee and submitted to the Graduate Studies Coordinator and Director of Graduate Studies.

Student is responsible for setting the time and location of the exam with agreement of all examiners and Director of Graduate Studies.  Notify Graduate Studies Coordinator of time and location with more than 1 weeks notice.


Physics

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Seminars

MSc students will do 1 Departmental Seminar in their second year

PhD students will do 3 Departmental Seminar once a year except the first year

It is the student's responsibility to register for the seminar course each year.

Students should send title and abstract (150-300 words) to Physics Admin Assistant at least 1 week beforehand.

Attendance at the weekly seminars is mandatory

Qualifying Exams

PhD students must complete within 12 months of beginning their program, exam consists of 2 written tests, four hours each.

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