PhD (entered after completing an MASc)

Please note that this is the typical progress through the PhD program for students who have entered the PhD program after completing an 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

  • 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
  • One to four academic courses
  • PhD Qualification Oral Examination (within the first 9 to 13 months of study)

Year 2

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

Year 3

  • CHE2011H (or equivalent) in the Winter session
  • CHE300xH 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)
  • 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