Timeline Through the Program

Stages of Academic Progress

Full-time Students

Year 1
December 30: one 6-credit full course or two 3-credit half courses completed
January 30: Interim Progress Report submitted to GPA
January 30: Draft Thesis Proposal submitted to Supervisory Committee
If applying for Scholarships, SSHRC, CGS and OGS please see attached
April 15: One 6-credit full course or one 6-credit full course and two 3-
credit half courses or four 3-credit half courses completed
April 15: Annual Progress Report submitted to GPA
April 15: Deadline for submitting Thesis Proposal and Ethics Forms to GPA

Year 2
Passim: MA Thesis work
January 15: Interim Progress Report submitted to GPA
February 15: Recommendation for Oral Examination submitted to GPA for Spring Convocation
February–March: Colloquium Presentation
April 15: Annual Progress Report submitted to GPA
April 30: Final three copies of MA Thesis and all final paperwork to FGS for Spring Convocation
July 15: Recommendation for Oral Examination submitted to GPA for Fall Convocation
September 15: Final three copies of MA Thesis and all final paperwork to FGS for Fall Convocation

Part-time Students

Year 1
December 30: one 3-credit half course completed January 15: Interim Progress Report submitted to GPA
April 15: one 6-credit full course or two 3-credit half courses completedApril 15: Annual Progress Report submitted to GPA

Year 2
December 30: one 6-credit full course and one 3-credit half course or three 3- credit half courses completed
January 15: Interim Progress Report submitted to GPA
January 15: First draft of the Thesis Proposal submitted to Supervisory Committee
April 15: two 6-credit full courses or one 6-credit full course and two 3-credit half courses or four 3-credit half courses completed April 15: Annual Progress Report submitted to GPA
April 15: Deadline for submitting Thesis Proposal and Ethics Forms to the GPA

Year 3
Passim: MA Thesis work
January 15: Interim Progress Report submitted to GPA
February 15: Recommendation for Oral Examination submitted to GPA for Spring
February–March: Colloquium Presentation
April 15: Annual Progress Report submitted to GPA