Fast-Track/Transfer to PhD

Students currently in the MASc program who wish to transfer (bypass/fast-track) into the PhD program prior to completion of the MASc must successfully complete a MASc Bypass ExaminationInterested students are encouraged to discuss the option of transferring with their supervisor(s) as early as possible in their MASc program.

The examination is normally held within the first 13 months of MASc study, and may only be held up to the 16th month of MASc study with permission from the Associate Chair & Graduate Coordinator.

MASc students wishing to fast-track into the PhD must achieve a grade of A- in at least two academic courses prior to transferring into the PhD program, and have completed the relevant seminar courses (CHE300x and CHE2011 or equivalent) prior to transferring into the PhD program.