Students registered in Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Programs will be considered full-time unless their program formally offers a part-time option, by listing the option under their respective program entry in this calendar and approves the student for a part-time registration status.
It is understood that full-time students will normally work an average of 40 hours per week on program-related activities. Program-related activities include course work, systematic reading, laboratory or other research work related to the production of thesis proposals and/or defence of thesis and thesis proposals, field work, and study for candidacy examinations.
A graduate student may arrange to undertake a portion of the full-time requirement at another institution or in the field. Requests for permission to undertake such full-time external student research must be submitted well in advance to the Graduate Program Director for approval.