- Maintain your registration in the program, pay tuition and fees.
- Call an advisory committee meeting. It is a requirement of your graduate program to have at least one advisory committee meeting each year. It is the responsibility of the student to call the meeting. At least 5 working days prior to meeting, provide your committee and the graduate secretary with an annual progress report. At this meeting, you will normally be expected to give a short (e.g. 20 min) presentation on your research progress. This presentation should provide a brief overview of your research but should focus on those issues which require input from your committee members. Remember that your committee members have already received and reviewed your progress report.
- Prepare and deliver a seminar in PCOL 990. This course provides a good opportunity to practice your seminar skills in front of a friendly, receptive audience. All Pharmacology students are required to give a seminar each year in PCOL 990, except those that have their defense scheduled in the same term that PCOL 990 is offered. Students who are in the process of writing their thesis and have no new data to present are encouraged to give a seminar that provides a more general perspective on their data or area of research. In addition, attendance at all PCOL 990 seminars is mandatory.
Coursework will include:
- A list of academic courses which fulfill the credit requirements for your program
- Graduate Research (PCOL 994 for M.Sc. or 996 for Ph.D.) and Graduate Seminar (PCOL 990) courses
- additional requirements such as Graduate Research Ethics and Integrity Training Course (GSR 960), UCACS Education and Training Program (Animal Care/Handling GSR 962)
- Laboratory Safety, Biosafety, Radiation Safety and Ethics courses as required
- Students may also elect to complete non-credit courses offered by the CGPS, such as Thinking Critically: Profession Skills for Global Citizens (GSR 984); Introduction to University Teaching (GSR 989). A full list of courses is available at http://www.usask.ca/cgsr/for_students/gsrclasses.php. These courses have no credit or fees, but require registration. Registration in these courses is limited to current graduate students in a degree program and graduate students are encouraged to participate in these courses. The courses will appear on students’ official transcripts.
Students must maintain continuous registration in the PCOL 994.0 course.
- Students must maintain continuous registration in the PCOL 996.0 course.
- PCOL 960.0
- PCOL 961.0 if research involves human subjects
- PCOL 962.0 if research involves animal subjects
- PCOL 990.0 seminar
- a minimum of 3 credit units, chosen at the discretion of the student’s Research Advisory Committee
- Comprehensive Examination
- PhD. thesis defense
Transfer from a M.Sc. program to a Ph.D. program should take place after the end of the first year and no later than the end of the second year in the program. Recommendation to transfer from a M.Sc. program to a Ph.D. program must be initiated through a formal meeting of the student's advisory committee that forwards its recommendation through the academic unit to the CGPS. The following conditions must be met:
- The student shows great promise both in terms of academic accomplishments and in potential for research. The student has completed at least 9 credit units, and has achieved a high-academic standing (>80% GPA) in these 9 credit units.
- There is evidence of good writing and oral communication ability.
- There is evidence the student has requisite research skills and knowledge to be able to successfully complete a Ph.D. dissertation.
- The student has successfully completed the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination (see section 6 below) prior to being recommended for transfer.
Once permission to transfer is given, a new Initial Program of Studies form must be submitted.