Department of

Public Health Sciences


Public Health Sciences


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Completing Your Degree

Academic progress will be monitored by the academic advisor/thesis supervisor and the Program Director to ensure that major milestones are reached.

The following guidelines are used when assessing student progress toward major milestones:

Guidelines for Achieving Major Milestones (full-time students)

September-August (first year)


January  (first year) 

Majority of coursework completed. Students may wish to hold over one course until the second year.


Apply for 2nd year funding

January (first year)

Thesis supervisor(s) identified

May (first year)

Submit a written outline of the thesis proposal to the Program Director for review.

August (first year)

Submit formal thesis proposal and present

October (second year)

Obtain Ethics Approval of thesis

August (second year)

Submit final thesis to Department for defence