Within 2 weeks of assignment
|When first starting the program, you will be assigned an IPN Mentor by the IPN Directorship. It is your responsibility to contact your mentor to introduce yourself and arrange a meeting within 2 weeks of assignment.
By the end of 1st semester
|With the help of your supervisor (and co-supervisor, if applicable), you are responsible for forming your Advisory Committee.
By the end of 1st year
|You are responsible for organizing regular meetings with your AC. Your 1st AC meeting must take place by the end of your 1st year of starting in the program. From then on, you must hold AC meetings at least once every 12 months.
Within 18 months of entry
|Your M.Sc. Thesis Proposal is a document stating the hypothesis being tested, the relevant literature, a summary of the methodology, and the data obtained to date.
Approximately 3 months prior to thesis submission
|Your M.Sc. Thesis Seminar is a presentation on your research work, and is critical in determining if you may commence thesis writing. Seminars cannot be held during the summer (July & August). AC meetings cease after Thesis Seminar.
Within 3 years of entry
|You are required to submit your final thesis by the 3rd year of your Master's studies.
|You will graduate the semester after your final thesis submission. You are not required to apply for graduation, as Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) will manage it once they receive your thesis.