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M.Sc. to Ph.D. Transfer

A student who enters the M.Sc. (Thesis) Program in Human Genetics can request to transfer to the Ph.D. Program, if their research project is suitable and the transfer will be of benefit to the student.

The student’s Thesis Supervisor and SC must first approve a transfer. This should be indicated on the SC form (Progress Report Form). The Thesis Supervisor must indicate that sufficient funds are available to provide the student with the minimum level of support for the duration of the Ph.D. program. The transfer of students from the M.Sc. to the Ph.D. program must be approved by the Graduate Training Committee, which, in turn, will recommend to the Faculty of Graduate Postdoctoral Studies that a transfer be approved. Students who wish to transfer to the Ph.D. program must first successfully complete HGEN692 and the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination (HGEN 701). The GPC should be notified of the decision to transfer as soon as it is made.

M.Sc. to Ph.D. Transfer Procedures:

  1. SC gives approval for transfer.
  2. Inform the Graduate Coordinator immediately of wish to transfer (email).
  3. Register for HGEN-701 and schedule the Qualifying Exam.
  4. Complete an online admission application for the next available admission cycle.