Comprehensive / Candidacy

A comprehensive oral examination must be taken within 21 months of admission for students who begin their program in September and 21.5 months for students who begin their program in January. This also includes students who transfer to the PhD program from the MSc program. If a student has not been admitted to candidacy (i.e. successfully completed both the oral and written portions of the comprehensive exam) by the end of their 24th month, they may be required to withdraw from the program.