In Pharmacy, the MSc thesis proposal and the PhD thesis proposal are required courses.

Requirements for the thesis proposal courses are noted in the graduate studies academic calendar.  Link to the Pharmacy graduate course subject descriptions for requirements and other course information.

The Administrative Coordinator for Graduate Studies and Research will communicate dates for the scientific writing workshop and for thesis proposal presentations via email, which are required components of the proposal courses.  Students do not need to be registered in PHARM 601 or PHARM 616 to attend the scientific writing workshop or thesis proposals of other students, and should register in the appropriate thesis proposal course for the term during which they will complete their thesis proposal examination. 

Students should enrol in the course only once throughout their program.

MSc students must take their thesis proposal examination before the end of their second term, or (infrequently and with permission of the graduate officer) no later than the middle of the third term; PhD students must complete their thesis proposal examination within their first year of the PhD program.  

    Students may only receive credit toward their Pharmacy graduate degree for either PHARM 601 or PHARM 616.  If a student is required to fulfil a second thesis proposal, no additional course credit is available.  In this case, the PhD thesis proposal will be recorded on the student's record as a milestone.