MA Student Progress Flow Chart

  • All incoming and returning enroll in required CDIS 5100 course
  • CDIS 5110 and CDIS 5120 are offered twice a year – in the Fall term and the Winter term
  • Not all CDIS elective courses are available in any academic year
  • Students must successfully completed ALL courses (i.e. CDIS 5100, 5110, 5120, and two 3-credit elective courses) and should not hold incomplete grades (“INC”) prior to enrolling in CDIS 6001 0.0 and starting the write up for the Major Research Paper

Full-time studies - A minimum of 3 terms of continuous registration

NOTE: funding covers 1 year of study ONLY.

Term 1

  • CDIS 5100 0 (Full Year)
  • CDIS 5110 3.0 or CDIS 5120 0
  • 1st elective

Term 2

  • Continue with CDIS 5100 0
  • CDIS 5110 3.0 or CDIS 5120 0
  • 2nd elective
  • Establish a Supervisory Committee for the Major Research Paper
  • Complete a proposal for the Major Research Paper

Term 3

  • CDIS 6001 0.0 - Complete the Major Research Paper

Part-time studies - A minimum of 6 terms of continuous registration

Part-time students will take on a 6-credit course load within one term from term 1 to 5 if they strive to finish all degree requirements in 6 terms. The following is a suggested study plan.

Term 1

CDIS 5100 6.0; may take a core/elective course

Term 2

Continue with CDIS 5100 6.0 and core (5120 or 5110)

Term 3

Either one elective

  • Establish a Supervisory Committee for the Major Research Paper (MRP)

Term 4

Core (5120 or 5110) and one elective course

  • Complete a proposal for the Major Research Paper

Term 5

May take two electives courses

Term 6

CDIS 6001 0.0 – Major Research Paper