Program Structure

Data Centre

PhD milestones

Students will be given clear expectations at the outset of the milestones that they must meet within the program in order to be considered to be making good progress.

For a plain text description of the MHIS MRP Stream Milestones, please click here.

HIS PhD Milestones diagram

PhD normal progression

PhD courses are generally 14 weeks in duration, but the format of delivery may vary.  For example, some courses may be offered in a modular format, with short-duration modules dedicated to specific topics.  Similarly, Guided Reading courses will be structured by agreement between the student and faculty member. Students will also be encouraged to take graduate courses from other programs of the University, if appropriate to their emerging area of research interest. This option is subject to the approval of the Program Coordinator and the Associate Dean (or designate) of the faculty administering the program, as well as permission from the program in which the course is offered. Additional non-credit course work (e.g., language preparation in a language other than English), if recommended by the student’s Thesis Advisory Committee, may be obligatory. All PhD students are required to attend any HIS-related research colloquia during the first two years of their programs.