Course Requirements

The minimum required coursework for graduate students registered in the Department of Pediatrics are the following: 

  • M.Sc. students are required to take 9 credits of graded, graduate-level courses, or approved equivalent.
  • PhD students are required to take 12 credits of graded, graduate-level courses, or approved equivalent.

For graduate students entering the PhD program after completing an M.Sc. degree, the minimum course requirement is six credits of graded, graduate-level courses.

The graduate coordinator, supervisor and the Supervisory Committee will establish the required courses that a graduate student must complete during their program.

Graduate students may be required to take more than the minimum number of courses in order to address deficiencies in their prior training, or to provide background training that is essential for the completion of their degree programs.

In the condition where the student is in their first year of the program and a Supervisory Committee is not in place, course recommendation rests upon the graduate coordinator and the supervisor. Once the selection of graduate courses has been made, the student must take and complete these courses. Any deviations from this will be only considered upon prior consultation and approval by the graduate coordinator, supervisor and the Graduate Supervisory Committee. Students are encouraged to do as well as possible in any graduate course work as this often is a key factor in student funding opportunities.