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MSc and PhD Requirements

Master of Science ProgramDoctor of Philosophy Program

IMS Graduate Student Orientation

Coursework

  • Two 0.5 credit courses, or one full credit
  • Additional courses may be recommended by the supervisor/Program Advisory Committee (PAC)

MSC1010Y – MSc Student Seminars (Fall semester)

  • Seminars run from September to December once per week for two hours.

Ethics requirements

  • Complete the online ethics course (NIH or TPCS2) by November 1 if starting  in September or March 1 if starting in January. Web links available on Portal  (Blackboard). Submit paper copy of ethics certificate to IMS office.
  • It highly recommended that you attend the Faculty of Medicine Integrity in Research workshop to be completed in your first year. Two workshops are available each fall semester.

Modules

  • Complete a minimum of two modules. Modules are posted on Portal (Blackboard) for self-sign up. Emails are sent out when new modules become available.

 MSC1010Y – Student Presentation Group

  • Please see MSC1010Y Seminar Course in Portal for dates and details

Program Advisory Committee (PAC)

  • At least one meeting every 6 months

Annual IMS Scientific Day

  • Present research project (poster or oral talk) at least once

MSc Thesis

Review the timeline section for information on expected time to degree completion.

 

IMS Graduate Student Orientation

Coursework

  • For PhD students who already have a recognized MSc degree – the equivalent of one full graduate course (additional courses may be required by the supervisor/PAC)
  • For students who transfer from the IMS M.Sc. program prior to MSc defense or who qualified for Direct Entry into the PhD program – the equivalent of two full graduate courses (additional courses may be required by the supervisor/PAC)

Qualifying Examination

  • For Direct Entry PhD students, completion of the Qualifying Examination within 21 months of initial registration

MSC1011Y – MSc Student Seminars (Fall semester)

  • Seminars run from September to December once per week for two hours.
  • Completion of a student presentation group, 2 modules
  • Complete the online ethics course (NIH or TPCS2) by November 1 if starting  in September or March 1 if starting in January. Web links available on Portal  (Blackboard). Submit paper copy of ethics certificate to IMS office.
  • See blackboard for further details on the MSC1010Y-1011Y seminar course.

Ethics requirements

  • Complete the online ethics course (NIH or TPCS2) by November 1 if starting  in September or March 1 if starting in January. Web links available on Portal  (Blackboard). Submit paper copy of ethics certificate to IMS office.
  • It highly recommended that you attend the Faculty of Medicine Integrity in Research workshop to be completed in your first year. Two workshops are available each fall semester.

Annual IMS Scientific Day

PhD Candidacy

Program Advisory Committee (PAC)

PhD Thesis

  • Successfully write and defend a PhD Thesis