A student may transfer from a master's to a doctoral program if the following requirements are met:
a) completion of at least 75% of the course work units required for the relevant department's master's program, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5. All graduate work completed at SFU or its equivalent from a recognized institution,
b) evidence that the student is capable of undertaking substantial original research. Normally, such capability will be judged from letters of reference from qualified referees or other evidence of scholarly study;
c) the request for transfer is submitted after the second term and before the seventh term at SFU.
As per GGR 1.12.1 initial enrollment in the doctoral program will be considered as the initial enrollment as a master's student.