This webpage is frequently updated (last updated February, 2023). Please refer back as needed.

Please note that in order to receive your MDSAI/MMath in DS degree you must complete all of your program's degree requirements. It is also a good idea to use the MDSAI Degree Completion Checklist OR MMath in DS Degree Completion Checklist as a way to keep track of your progress.

Degree completion deadlines

Completion deadlines and holidays can be found on the academic deadlines and events page. 

In summary if degree completion requirements are completed in:

  • Fall (Sep - Dec) or Winter (Jan - Apr), then a student will attend Spring Convocation (June)
  • Spring (May - Aug), then a student will attend Fall Convocation (October)

Note: Students have until the 100% tuition refund deadline for the upcoming term, date as noted in the academic deadlines and events page each term, to finish in the previous term and not register for the upcoming term. If you finish by the upcoming terms 100% tuition refund deadline it means you do NOT have to register (pay fees) for the new term.

If a student finishes by the 50% tuition refund deadline they can elect to change their status to part-time for the upcoming term to reduce their fees and will also be eligible for a 50% fee refund if they meet this deadline. Please note that students may forfeit any applicable funding if they elect to switch to part-time status. 

Steps to graduate

Please follow the steps and requirements to graduate using the expandable menu below for your program.

Eligible to Graduate Letter and Request for Early Diploma

For students who may require their diploma or an eligible to graduate letter earlier for various reasons, including visa applications, job offers, immigration/educational/professional opportunities, etc. that require proof of degree completion, there are options to request an eligible to graduate letter and/or request for early diploma.

If you have any questions regarding the degree completion process, please contact the Data Science Program Administrator.