Fast-Track PhD (bypass MASc, transfer to PhD)

Please note that below is the typical progress through the PhD program for students who have fast-tracked (bpassed the MASc and transferred) into the PhD program after starting their 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 (MASc)

  • CHE2222H prior to starting research in the lab
  • JDE1000H in either the Fall or Winter session
  • CHE2011H (or equivalent) in the Winter session
  • CHE300xH in both the Fall and Winter sessions
  • Two to three academic courses
  • MASc Bypass Oral Examination (normally in the 12th – 13th month of study)

Year 2 (PhD transfer complete)

  • CHE300xH in both the Fall and Winter sessions
  • One to four academic courses
  • PhD Reading (Supervisory) Committee Meeting (typically 12 months after the MASc Bypass Oral Examination)
  • Submit one or two journal articles to peer-reviewed journals

Year 3 (PhD)

  • CHE2011H (or equivalent) in the Winter session
  • CHE300xH (or equivalent) in both the Fall and Winter sessions
  • Any remaining academic courses
  • PhD Reading (Supervisory) Committee Meeting (9 months after the Supervisory Committee meeting held in Year 2)
  • Submit one or two journal articles to peer-reviewed journals

Year 4 (PhD)

  • Completion of CHE300xH in both the Fall and Winter sessions
  • PhD Reading (Supervisory) Committee Meeting (9 months after the Supervisory Committee meeting held in Year 3)
  • 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 4/5 (PhD)

  • Completion of the thesis
  • PhD Departmental Oral Examination
  • SGS PhD Final Oral Examination (contact the Graduate Administrator for details)
  • Submit one or two journal articles to peer-reviewed journals