The Doctoral program in the School generally requires 4 years (12 terms) of full-time study to complete. Funding packages are available to students during this time through a combination of the potential funding sources listed below:
This is the typical time line for doctoral students:
A record of your progress is kept in your SKHS graduate student file. Regulations concerning the time limits established by SGS for completing degrees, and the special circumstances in which these time limits may be altered, are set out in the SGS Calendar.
All doctoral students study in an on-campus, full-time capacity. The School does not offer any part-time programs. It is possible to switch to part-time status in the 5th year of study.
Students may request a change of status to part-time study to commence during their fifth year of study if they have been unable to complete their studies during the customary four-year period. There are criteria that must be met to be granted this status. You must make application 30 days in advance of the requested change i.e. apply in August to begin part-time in September.As a part-time student your tuition fees will be reduced to half. As an off-campus student you will no longer be required to pay for a variety of other on-campus status fees.
You will receive notification from SGS via email in approximately 15 days from the date of submission.