Dal Alert!

Receive alerts from Dalhousie by text message.

X

Graduate Student Handbook

Introduction

Download the Graduate Student Handbook [PDF - 414KB]

The Faculty of Graduate Studies sets the rules for graduate students to follow at Dalhousie University. These rules are found in the Dalhousie University Graduate Calendar, available online and from the Faculty of Graduate Studies Office (3rd Floor, Arts and Administration Building) or at the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  The information contained in this booklet is designed to help students understand the rules, regulations and procedures pertaining to graduate studies in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology.

In addition this booklet will provide graduate students and faculty with a description of specific procedures and degree requirements for graduate study in Microbiology & Immunology at Dalhousie University. Unusual situations may require some individual modifications to be made through discussions with supervisors and supervisory committees. Any modifications will be subject to approval by the Department.

The Department provides support and counseling for graduate students through a standing committee of the department, the Graduate Studies Committee. Students are welcome to contact the Graduate Coordinator, or the Associate Coordinator. There is also administrative support provided by the Graduate Secretary, who students can contact for advice and clarification of these terms.

It is the responsibility of each student to familiarize themselves with the Faculty of Graduate Studies Regulations each year. The procedures outlined herein will apply to all graduate students registering for the first time. They will continue to apply in subsequent years. Any further revisions will apply only to students whose programs start after the date of the revision.

GRADUATE PROGRAM
Registration
Types of Graduate Classes
Class requirements
Failure in Class
Grading System & GPA
FGS Progress Reports
MSc to PhD Transfer
PhD Research Proposal
Residence Period
Graduate Studies Committee

SUPERVISION
Supervision Guidelines
Research Supervisors
Supervisory Committees

COMPREHENSIVE EXAM

MSc & PhD THESIS
Thesis Submission
Thesis Defence
Examination Committee

SEMINARS

JOURNAL CLUB

FUNDING
Stipends
Support for Travel

DEADLINES for MSc & PhD

REGULATIONS
Authorship on Publications
Grievances/Appeals Procedure

DEPARTMENT CONTACTS