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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  (Quercus). Submit paper copy of ethics certificate to IMS office.

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  (Quercus). 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.

Annual IMS Scientific Day

PhD Candidacy

Program Advisory Committee (PAC)

PhD Thesis

  • Successfully write and defend a PhD Thesis