Ph.D. Course Requirements

The required coursework varies for students entering the Ph.D. program with a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree. Students holding a bachelor’s degree must complete all M.Sc. program core/mandatory courses and elective courses outlined in the master’s degree section and are also required to complete the Ph.D. courses below. Students entering with a bachelor’s degree will qualify to earn a master’s degree by satisfying the master’s degree requirements.

Students entering the Ph.D. degree with a relevant master’s degree must complete the requirements below, though additional courses may be required by the program (see program-specific guidelines) or academic advisor.

  • At least two 300-level courses
  • Completion of one Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) – students who completed WEP while earning the M.Sc. are not required to enroll in a full WEP for a second time during the Ph.D.
  • Graduate seminar(s) – see program requirements for details