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Program Requirements

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

The M.Sc. degree requires completion of HES 506, an 18-credit research thesis (HES 549), and a minimum of 9 additional credits of coursework. Students must obtain an overall average of 76% or higher, and maintain continuous enrolment in the thesis course (HES 549) throughout their degree.

Elective course(s) must be approved by the student's supervisor and/or supervisory committee. The supervisory committee may require additional coursework, if this is necessary for successful completion of the thesis research.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Ph.D. students are not required to complete any coursework outside of continuous enrolment in the dissertation course (HES 649), unless mandated: 1) by the supervisor and/or supervisory committee, or 2) as a condition of admission.

All doctoral students are required to successfully advance to candidacy and complete a comprehensive examination within 36 months of their enrolment in the Ph.D. program. To advance to candidacy, students must pass comprehensive examinations, have their dissertation proposal approved by their supervisory committee, and complete any required coursework.

The principal component of the Ph.D. degree is completion of a research dissertation (HES 649), which meets the requirements of the College of Graduate Studies.

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