The program offers a specialization in one or the other of the following fields of research:
The program is offered full-time. Courses are offered both in English and in French. In accordance with University of Ottawa regulations, students can write their papers, exams, and theses in the official language of their choice (either English or French). Students are encouraged to acquire at least a passive knowledge of the second official language before graduation.
The program operates under the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) which can be accessed at www.grad.uottawa.ca.
The admission application must include a curriculum vitae, official transcripts, two letters of recommendation and a written work. It must also include a letter of intent describing the interest of the candidate for one of the fields of the program, a proposed research project as well as the candidate’s relevant academic and practical experience.
Proficiency in either English or French is required. Applicants whose first language is neither English nor French must provide proof of proficiency in one or the other. The list of acceptable proofs is indicated in the “Admission” section of the general regulations of the FGPS.
Transfer to the PhD program must take place within the 16 months following initial registration for the master’s degree. Following transfer, students must successfully complete two graduate FEM courses (6 credits), the comprehensive examination (within the 24 months following transfer), the thesis proposal and prepare the doctoral thesis.
The request for transfer must be made during the third session of full-time registration (or equivalent), and the transfer must take place before the end of the fourth session.
The application file must include a curriculum vitae, official transcripts and two letters of recommendation. Applicants must also submit a letter of intent describing their interest in studying in one of the fields of the program, their research interests and their university and practical experience deemed relevant for admission to the program.