The program information below was valid for the fall 2016 term (September 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016). This is the archived version; the most up-to-date program information is available through the current Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.

  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Program type 
    • Collaborative
    • Doctoral
    • Research
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • A Master's degree, an 80% average in coursework and evidence of ability to pursue independent research.
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  3
    • Type of references: 

      at least 2 academic.

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Thesis option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students must complete 5 one-term courses (0.50 unit weight) (600 or 700 series) acceptable for graduate credit by the Department with an overall average of 70%, 2 of which must be satisfied by taking WATER 601 and WATER 602. An overall average of 70% is required for WATER 601 and WATER 602.
    • The Water core courses are designed to provide fundamental multidisciplinary knowledge and experience to complement the student’s specialist courses and water-related research.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Research Principles and Applications
    • Seminar attendance: students are required to attend 20 seminars (for example, Master’s Seminar, PhD Comprehensive Examination, Defense or External Seminar).
    • Students are also required to attend and complete the Graduate Skills Workshop.
  • PhD Comprehensive Examination
    • Satisfactory performance in a Comprehensive Examination. The examination consists of the following two parts:
      • An examination of the research proposal that the student intends to develop into a successful PhD research thesis.
      • An examination of the breadth of the student's knowledge in the field of research.
  • PhD Thesis
    • Students must submit and orally defend a thesis, embodying the results of original research.