Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

For the minimum time required to complete this program, see the Faculty of Graduate Studies regulations. Students should expect to spend a minimum of four years working towards the PhD degree.

A comprehensive examination in subjects relevant to the general field of research is required. The comprehensive examination consists of (1) a written paper, (2) an oral synopsis of the paper, and (3) oral examination of the student on matters related to the topic of the paper. The comprehensive examination must be completed within two years of entering the PhD program. Students must satisfy the examining committee in all three areas in order to pass the examination.

A thesis, reporting original research must be submitted and defended orally. The PhD thesis examination will follow the rules and regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Physiology - PHYL 5517.03: Physiology and Biophysics Graduate Seminar is a mandatory component of the PhD program.