PhD Student Progress Flow Chart

Year 1

Term 1

  • CDIS 6100 6.0 plus one/two 3-credit CDIS elective courses

Term 2

  • Continue with CDIS 6100 6.0 plus one/two 3-credit CDIS elective courses

Term 3

  • One/two 3-credit CDIS elective courses
  • Formation of Comprehensive Supervisory Committee
  • Annual Progress Report (due by May 31st)

Year 2

Term 4

  • Comprehensive Examination Paper #1

Term 5

  • Comprehensive Examination Paper #2
  • Secure Supervisor of Dissertation Committee

Term 6

  • Comprehensive Examination Paper #3
  • Annual Progress Report (due by May 31st)
  • Secure additional members of Dissertation Committee

Year 3

Term 7

  • Oral Comprehensive Examination
  • Dissertation Proposal Completion & Oral Examination

Term 8

  • Await Research Ethics approval before data collection
  • Dissertation Research

Term 9

  • Dissertation Research
  • Annual Progress Report (due by May 31st)

Year 4

Term 10

  • Dissertation Research

Term 11

  • Dissertation Research Completion

Term 12

  • Scheduling & Oral Defense
  • Annual Progress Report (due by May 31st)
  • Upon a Pass, update and upload dissertation electronically until accepted by FGS