Clinical Epidemiology Yellow Book

4.3 Thesis MSc Timeline

The model timeline is necessarily a rough one and may be altered to take account of leave granted for special circumstances.

The checkpoints outlined below are feasible, and while there are no automatic penalties levied on a student who fails to meet them, timely completion of the program requires meeting these targets.

Please remember that full-time students have a maximum of 3 years to complete their degree.

Checkpoint Desirable Completion Acceptable Completion
Complete course work End of Year 1 No longer than 1.5 years
Step I: Confirm proposed thesis & committee Within Year 1 End of Year 1
Step II: Development of full thesis proposal End of Year 1 1 to 1.5 years
Present thesis at hospital based Clinical Epidemiology Rounds End of Year 1 1 to 1.5 years
Submit revised proposal to CEHCR for final approval End of Year 1 1.5 to 2 years
Thesis Defense End of Year 3 2 to 3 year