Fast-track to PhD

Fast tracking procedures

Transfer from the Master’s to Doctoral Program

Upon recommendation by the Graduate Training Committee and approval by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS), academically promising students registered in Master’s programs may proceed directly to Doctoral studies without completing the full requirements for the Master’s degree.  An applicant for such a transfer from the Master’s program to the Doctoral program in the same academic unit must successfully complete PHAR 601 (Research Seminar), present both a strong academic record (CGPA of 3.5 or higher) and strong evidence that they are capable of successfully completing appropriate research for the Doctoral level. The applicant must have completed a minimum of 2 full-time terms in the Master's program, up to a maximum of 4 full-time terms, according to the requirements of the academic unit. The student, if approved for fast-tracking, will enter the doctoral program at the PhD2 level. Information regarding fast-tracking will be provided to you by the Graduate Program Coordinator before the completion of PHAR 601 (Research Seminar).


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