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MSc Recommended Student Time Lines

Start of Program

1.  Online Registration through the MyUofC Portal

At 3 months

1.  Establish and meet with Supervisory Committee

Once your committee has been established please submit the names of your committee to your Graduate Program Administrator

May of each year

1. Submit your Annual Progress Report online

At 12 months/End of 1st Year

1.  Annual Registration (MyUofC Portal)

2.  Submit an Approved Research Proposal and the Research Proposal form

Before the End of 2nd Year

1.  Submit  Permission to Write in the form of minutes from your committee meeting (3 months before the examination).

2.  At least 6 weeks before your MSc defense, provide all required information to your Graduate Program Administrator to put together your examination documentation

3.  MSc Thesis defense

4.  Apply for convocation through your MyUofC Student Centre.  Review convocation deadlines and requirements.

All students are required to meet with their supervisory committees 1 time per year. These meetings should be minuted and committee meeting report forms and minutes are to be submitted to your graduate program office.

PhD Recommended Student Time Lines

Start of Program

1.  Online Registration through the MyUofC Portal

At 3 months

1.  Establish and meet with a Supervisory Committee

Once your committee has been established please submit the names of your committee to your Graduate Program Administrator

May of each year

1.  Submit your Annual Progress Report online

At 12 months/ End of 1st Year

1.  Annual Registration (MyUofC Portal)

2nd Year

1.  Annual Registration (MyUofC Portal)

Admission to Candidacy

1.  Admission to Candidacy  will take place within 18 - 22 months of initial registration in program

Regulations governing Admission to Candidacy can be found in the VMS Admission to Candidacy Policy 

2. Review the Admission  to Candidacy requirements and administrative process 

3rd Year

1.  Annual Registration (MyUofC Portal)

4th Year

1.  Annual Registration (MyUofC Portal)

Before the end of 4th Year

1.  Submit Permission to Write in the form of minutes from your committee meeting (3 months before).

2.  At least 6 weeks before your PhD defense provide all required information to your Graduate Program Administrator to put together your examination documentation

3.  PhD Thesis Defense  

4. Apply for convocation through your MyUofC Student Centre.  Review convocation deadlines and requirements.

All students are required to meet with their supervisory committees 1 time per year. These meetings should be minuted and committee meeting report forms and minutes are to be submitted to your graduate program office.