Graduate regulations

Degree requirements, regulations, standards and procedures

Please note: The authority for regulations rests with the Senate. Regulations are subject to revision from time to time and students are therefore advised to consult the School of Graduate Studies, the School of Graduate Studies website, or their Graduate Academic Unit’s Director of Graduate Studies (DoGS) in order to keep abreast of changes. If there is a discrepancy between the School of Graduate Studies Regulations and the regulations of the specific Graduate Academic Unit, the Dean of Graduate Studies will have sole discretion to resolve the discrepancy.

The Graduate Academic Unit (GAU) is the unit responsible for the graduate program within and/or across a faculty/department/division/discipline.

The Director of Graduate Studies (DoGS) is the individual responsible for the general direction and administration of the graduate program of the GAU; she/he provides the normal liaison between the GAU and the School of Graduate Studies.

Graduate level courses are those numbered as 6000 or above. Upper level undergraduate courses are those numbered between 3000 and 5999, and are normally the only level of undergraduate courses considered for credit towards graduate programs.

Table of contents

  1. Degrees and Diplomas Offered

  2. Admissions Policy

  3. Qualifying Period

  4. Probationary Period

  5. Application Procedures

  6. Proficiency in the English Language

  7. Program (Degree) Registration

  8. Degree Residency Requirements: Full-Time & Part-Time

  9. Course Registration Regulations

  10. Grade Standards

  11. Audit

  12. Academic Performance

  13. Supervision of Graduate Students

  14. Time Limits on Degrees

  15. Leave of Absence

  16. Maternity/Paternity/Parental Leave

  17. Extracurricular Graduate Internships

  18. Dual Registration

  19. Second Postgraduate Degrees

  20. General Postgraduate Regulations

  21. PhD Regulations

  22. Master's Regulations

  23. Confidentiality, Security and Release of Student Academic Records

  24. Review of Grades

  25. Petition for Relief - Appeals

  26. Repeating Courses

  27. Academic Appeals

  28. Petition for Relief

  29. Academic Offences

  30. Senate Review

  31. General Regulations on Conduct

  32. General