A total of 10 credits is required in fulfillment of the PhD.

  • 1.0 core course credit CLMD 6101 (Cultural Theory)
  • 2 of the following 0.5 credit courses: CLMD 6102, CLMD 6103, CLMD 6104, CLMD 6105, CLMD 6106
  • 0.5 course credit CLMD 6900 (Research Methods)
  • 0.5 additional course credit
  • 2.0 comprehensive credits
  • 5.0 dissertation credits

All courses taken for credit towards the degree must be at the 5000 or 6000 level. The additional 0.5 course credit may be taken in a related program and is subject to approval by the Graduate Coordinator.

No more than 0.5 credit may be taken at the 5000 or master’s level.

Language Requirements

Upon graduation, each student is expected to be proficient in one language (preferably French) in addition to English. Students will be expected to deal with all material that is their primary object of research in its original language.

Guidelines for Completion of PhD

Full-time PhD students are expected to complete their degree requirements within five calendar years regardless of any subsequent change of status to part-time. Students who undertake the program for part-time study must complete their degree requirements within nine calendar years. For more information, please refer to theĀ  General Regulations of the Graduate calendar.