The Department of Biology offers thesis based graduate training at both the M.Sc. (Master of Science) and Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) levels.
Please see our Regulation and Guidelines Booklet (PDF) for a comprehensive overview.
Committee Meetings, Proposals, Comp Exams, and Defenses
We're able to book your meeting at any time, so please come prepared with a specific date and time. You can use a scheduling tool, like Doodle.com, to schedule the meeting with your committee members.
Please complete one of the Meeting Request Forms and e-mail or hand them in to the Biology Grad Office after you have confirmed details with your supervisor and committee.
MSc and PhD Proposal
Further to the Regulations and Guidelines linked to above, more information regarding the MSc and Phd Thesis Proposal is available here:
Further to the Regulations and Guidelines linked to above, more information regarding the PhD Comprehensive Exam is available here:
Thesis Defence Checklist
Steps to follow when completing and defending your thesis.
Students who are over their program time limits will be asked to complete the Program Extension (PDF) form available on the Graduate Studies Office website. The official name is the "Petition for Extension of Program Time Limits."
Be sure to attach a report indicating your progress and a plan for the completion of your degree program (including a time line).
The Biology Graduate Office will contact all students who will require a Program Extension each term with the necessary form and deadline provided. These forms are due on the 15th of the month before your extension term (April, August, December) to the Biology Graduate Office.