Policies & Forms

This page contains information for students pursuing Master's or Doctoral degrees or Postdoctoral research. Masterʼs and Doctoral students entering their program as of Fall 2017 are able to check their progress via myProgress. The tables below show the correspondence between the meetings or events that occur at various stages of study and the corresponding myProgress milestones.

Graduate-studies policies and forms

Students in the Master's and Doctoral program should have successfully taken a university-level course in basic biology (physiology, cell biology, or molecular biology.) If they have not taken such a course, they will have to do so in the first year of their graduate program; since the course will be at the undergraduate level, it will not count toward the course requirements of their graduate program.

Letter of Understanding

The template for a Letter of Understanding is applicable for Master's and Doctoral students. It may be modified as needed to suit individual labs and students. The letter is not a contract and is not binding.  Its goal is to clarify expectations between student and supervisor(s). Click this link for the template.

Master’s Program

Requirements for completing the M.Eng. degree

Stage

myProgress Milestone

Link

M.Eng. student advising meeting Master's Supervisor - -
M.Eng. initial meeting Master Yr1 Progress Tracking 1 Policy Form
M.Eng. progress meetings

Master Yr1 Progress Tracking 2

Master's Yr2 Progress Tracking

Policy Form
M.Eng. thesis submission - Policy Form
M.Eng. extraordinary meeting - Policy Form
Fast-track transfer to the Doctoral program meeting - Policy Form

Doctoral Program

Requirements for completing the Ph.D. degree

General conditions for all meetings

Duties of Chair’s Representative

Stage

myProgress Milestone

Link

Ph.D. 1 Entrant

Ph.D. 2 Entrant

Ph.D. Letter of Understanding PhD Letter of Understanding PhD Letter of Understanding - Form (info)
Ph.D. advisory committee selection PhD Supervisory Committee PhD Supervisory Committee - Form
Ph.D. preliminary meeting PhD Study Plan PhD Study Plan Policy Form
Ph.D. comprehensive-exam preparation meeting PhD2 Progress Tracking PhD2 Progress Tracking Policy Form
Ph.D. thesis-proposal and comprehensive-exam meeting PhD Comprehensive Exam PhD Comprehensive Exam Policy Form
Ph.D. thesis progress meetings

PhD3 Progress Tracking

PhD4 Progress Tracking

PhD5 Progress Tracking

PhD6 Progress Tracking

PhD4 Progress Tracking

PhD5 Progress Tracking

PhD6 Progress Tracking

Policy Form
Ph.D. thesis pre-submission meeting TBD TBD Policy Form
Ph.D. extraordinary meeting - - Policy Form
Ph.D. thesis submission meeting - - Policy Form
Ph.D. oral defense meeting - - - -
Ph.D. final thesis submission - - - -

Postdoctoral Fellows

General information Policy
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