Summer 2024 - MBB 806 G100

PhD Graduate Research Candidacy Examination (3)

Class Number: 2497

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Lisa Craig
    1 778 782-5366
  • Instructor:

    Edgar Young
    1 778 782-4751
  • Prerequisites:

    Permission of the student's supervisory committee.



Oral presentation and defense of a written PhD research proposal. Students will be examined on their knowledge relevant to the proposed research, capacity to complete the proposed thesis research (including any relevant preliminary results), and understanding of the broader field of study. All students enrolled in the MBB PhD graduate program must take MBB 806. Students in the MSc program wishing to transfer to the PhD program must successfully complete MBB 806.



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