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Ph.D. program

    • None if successfully transfer from our Chemical Biology M.Sc. program after completion of M.Sc. course requirements (i.e. CHBY700, CHBY701/702 or equivalent for a total of six units).
    • CHBY700 and colloquium as part of CHBY 701 or CHBY 702 for direct entry Ph.D. students with a M.Sc. degree from a different institution
  • Exam requirements:

    • A comprehensive examination if successfully transferred from M.Sc. program
    • Comprehensive and qualifying examinations if direct entry Ph.D.
    • Further details about the comprehensive and qualifying exams are available in the Chemical Biology graduate handbook.
  • Participation in the seminar program

  • A seminar and oral defense

  • Thesis embodying original research

  • Thesis defended in an oral examination

Transfer to Ph.D. program

Students who have satisfactorily completed the course requirements for the M.Sc. degree and have made satisfactory progress in their research may apply to the Program for transfer to Ph.D. studies, without first satisfying the M.Sc. thesis requirement. This is normally done by submission of a report detailing the student’s research progress, projected research goals, and successful completion of an oral examination.