TRANSFER: M.Sc. to Ph.D

 



IN ALL INSTANCES...

  1. DEADLINE:   The Faculty must receive the Transfer Request from the Department at least ONE-MONTH PRIOR to term in which the student intends to begin his/her program
  2. RECOMMENDATION:  The Academic Advisor MUST recommend a Master of Science student to a Ph.D. program
  3. TRANSFERS are only allowed within Departments
    (i.e. students in a Masters Program in Mechanical cannot transfer to a Ph.D. Program in BME)
  4. GPA:   A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and the student must be in GOOD STANDING
  5. COURSEWORK:  Completed in the Master's Program would normally be counted in the Ph.D. Program
  6. REGISTRATION:  DO NOT REGISTER in the term in which you plan to begin your new program until your transfer has been approved.
  7. TIME IN THE GRADUATE PROGRAM:  Time spent in the Master's Program would normally be counted in the Ph.D. Program.
    • EXAMPLE: If you have been in the Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering's Master's Program for ~1-year, 1-year is subtracted from your Ph.D. Program.
      1. The maximum time in the Ph.D. Program is 6 years
      2. If you spent 1-year in the BME M.Sc. Program THAT ONE YEAR is considered a year in your Ph.D. Program
      3. The time left in  your Ph.D. Program is then 5-year
  8. UMGF:  Transfers will usually impact awards. As per the award paperwork you signed, if you held the UMGF during your M.Sc. and are now transferring to a Ph.D. program you will, unfortunately, loose your UMGF when you transfer to the Ph.D. program.
  9. APPLICATION-- Please see the info below
  10. APPLICATION FEES:  If the transfer is made within one year, no additional application fee must be paid
  11. CREDIT HOURS: 
    1. Student WITHOUT a Master's
    2. Student WITH a Master's
  12. RECOMMENDATION LETTER:
    1. Your Academic Advisor must provide a brief memo as to why you should be transferred to the Ph.D. Program
    2. SIGNATURES:  The memo must be signed by
      1. Your Academic Advisor
      2. The Graduate Chairperson
  13. APPROVAL FOR TRANSFER must be received from
    1. The Student's Academic Advisor
    2. The Department
    3. The Faculty of Graduate Studies

 

 


 

STUDENTS WITHOUT A MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE

  • TRANSFER WITHIN 12-MONTHS
    • Ph.D. Fees will be assessed for 3-years.
    • Recommendation to Transfer must be made within 12-months of the student's commencement of the Master's program
  •  TRANSFER AFTER 12-MONTHS
    • Ph.D. Fees will be assessed for 2-years.
      (as they will have already paid fees for the Master’s program)
  • TRANSFER WITHIN 18-MONTHS
    • Ph.D. Fees will be assessed for 3-years
    • Recommendation to Transfer must be made within 18-months of the student's commencement of the Master's program

 

  • START DATE OF YOUR PH.D. PROGRAM
    Regardless of when you transfer to the Ph.D. Program the Start Date of your Ph.D. program is the start date of your M.Sc. program -- this does not change

 

  •  CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS PH.D. PROGRAM
    • Without an M.Sc.:
      • 24-credit hours at the 7000 level
  • The Faculty will review your records and inform you of your credit-hour requirement in our Offer of Admissions Letter

 

 


STUDENTS WITH A MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE

  • TRANSFER WITHIN 12-MONTHS
    • Transfer must be made within 12-months of registration of the student's M.Sc. program
    • The application fee is usually waived
    • Fees assessed towards the Master’s program will be deducted from the full 2-years of Ph.D. program fees

 

  • TRANSFER AFTER 12-MONTHS
    • Must pay an application fee
    • In addition, fees will be assessed as a 3-year Ph.D

 

  • START DATE OF YOUR PH.D. PROGRAM
    Regardless of when you transfer to the Ph.D. Program the Start Date of your Ph.D. program is the start date of your M.Sc. program -- this does not change

 

  • CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS PH.D. PROGRAM
    • With an M.Sc. degree but not declared on Admissions form:
      • 18-credit hours
        • 12-credit hours at the 7000 level
        • 6-credit hours at the 3000+ level
    • With an M.Sc. degree and declared on Admissions form
      • 12-credit hours at the 7000 level
    • The Faculty will review your records and inform you of your credit-hour requirement in our Offer of Admissions Letter

 

 


  

POSSIBLE TRANSFER TO PH.D. PROGRAM WITHIN 12-MONTHS”  WAS NOT MARKED ON THE STUDENT'S APPLICATION

 

If the "Transfer Comment" was NOT on the M.Sc. admission letter and / or the transfer request was not requested in the first 12-months of the student's registration in the Master's Program:

  • In these cases, students must pay full tuition for first 3-years of the Ph.D. program.
  • In this case, students may petition to request a tuition reduction 

 


 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

  1. Fill-in the ONLINE Admissions Application Form at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/  
    1. Under "NAME OF INSTITUTION" please write  TRANSFER TO PHD  
    2. PAY the Processing/Application Fee
    3. After about 1-day, send the Graduate Student Advisor an email indicating that you submitted an application to transfer
      1. Send your Full Name (as it appears on the application)
      2. Send your Application Number (begins with GS)
  2. RECOMMENDATION LETTER to TRANSFER TO PH.D. PROGRAM:
    1. Your Academic Advisor must provide a brief memo as to why you should be transferred to the Ph.D. Program
    2. SIGNATURES:  The memo must be signed by
      1. Your Academic Advisor
      2. The Graduate Chairperson
  3. APPLICATION RECOMMENDATIONS & OTHER PAPERWORK
    1. You do NOT need any other recommendations or paperwork for this application
  4. DEADLINE
    1. The Faculty must receive the Transfer Request from the Department at least ONE-MONTH PRIOR to term in which the student intends to begin his/her program
    2. The Department must receive the Transfer Request from the Student & Academic Advisor at least ONE-MONTH PRIOR to the Faculty of Graduate Studies deadline
    3. Transfers must be COMPLETE within the first 12-MONTHS after initial registration in the Master's Program
    4. Paperwork is not processed during holidays, breaks, university closures, etc. -- please plan accordingly
  5. We'll try to process your application before the next intake deadline date or by the date discussed
  6. Please also apply for the IGSS AWARD ($5,400 Award) for your next Academic Year as a Ph.D. student  http://umanitoba.ca/ece/curr_students/graduate/igss.html 
    • Deadline is usually March 1
    • You MUST apply by March 1 BEFORE your transfer date to ensure receipt of funds

 

 

 


ACADEMIC GUIDELINES / CALENDAR

BME SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDELINES 

CODE OF CONDUCT -- Plagiarism

COMPUTER ACCOUNTS 

BME GSA 

COURSE INFORMATION

  1. Current Course Offerings
  2. Core Course Descriptions

PROGRAMS

  1. Ph.D. 
  2. M.Sc.
  3. Course Category (AX,AU,OS)
  4. Summer Registration (mandatory)

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  1. Progress Reports (Mandatory)
  2. ASG (Advisor Student Guideline)
  3. BME Seminar (Mandatory)
  4. Core Courses
  5. Leaves of Absence
  6. FAILED GRADES
    1. What to do
    2. Grade Appeals
    3. Student Advocacy
  7. Transfer Credits
  8. Transfer: M.Sc to Ph.D.
  9. Revert: Ph.D. to M.Sc.
  10. CHANGE REQUESTS:
    Advisor / Committee
  11. CO, IP, Incom, Course Extension
  12. Voluntary Withdrawal
  13. Authorized Withdrawal

RESEARCH INTEGRITY

University Plagiarism Software: iThenticate

RESEARCH ETHICS & COMPLIANCE

  1. Bannatyne Campus
  2. Ft. Garry Campus

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY

FUNDING

  1. TRAVEL AWARD
  2. AWARDS GENERAL INFO
  3. MHRC  
  4. NSERC
  5. UMGF
  6. IGSS
  7. IGSES Activation
  8. FGS EMERGENCY LOAN 
  9. CENTRE ON AGING
  10. ALZHEIMER SOCIETY MANITOBA 
  11. OFFICE OF RESEARCH SERVICES
    1. Instiutional
    2. External
    3. Internal
  12. Faculty Funding   
  13. External Funding
  14. FGS Database  
  15. TA WAGE SCALE 
  16. JOBS 
    1. Job Postings / Student Job Recruitment
    2. On-Campus Jobs  

TUITION & FEES 

  1. MASTER'S PROGRAM
    1. Full-Time
    2. Part-Time
  2. Ph.D. PROGRAM
  3. OTHER FEES
    1. Compulsory Fees
    2. Incidental Fees 
    3. Cost of Living Expenses
  4. TUITION INSTALLMENT PLAN
    (International Students Only)

GRADUATION / CONVOCATION

  1. THESIS DEADLINES
  2. Thesis Info
  3. Thesis Guidelines
  4. Thesis Checklist
  5. Thesis Online Submission
  6. THESIS SAMPLES
    1. Title Page
    2. Table of Contents
  7. PLAGIARISM SOFTWARE: iThenticate
  8. ECE Graduand Info
  9. CONVOCATION!

NEW STUDENT INFO
(Please see info site at ECE)

  1. Quick, General Info
  2. General Info & Services
  3. Registration Procedures
  4. Registering for Courses
  5. Acceptance of Offer (Letter)
  6. Paying Tuition & Fees
  7. Office Space & Mail
  8. Grad Students With Children
  9. Student University Guide
  10. Orientation
    1. ECE (mandatory)
    2. FGS (TBA via emails)
    3. University
    4. International Students

 


UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA SERVICES

FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES

  1. Thesis Guideline & Forms
  2. Thesis Info
  3. Important Dates
  4. Award /Scholarship Contacts
  5. FORMS
  6. Workshops

REGISTRAR'S OFFICE

  1. Transcripts
  2. Important Dates
  3. Convocation
  4. FORMS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INSURANCE

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RESOURCES

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES 

STUDENT ADVOCACY 


STUDENT GROUPS

UMGSA  

  1. Travel Funding
  2. Emergency Grant
  3. Special Projects Grant
  4. Student Award
  5. Teaching Award

UMSU  

  1. Int'l Student Health Insurance
  2. HEALTH / DENTAL Benefits
    -- Opt-Out
  3. U-PASS (bus pass)
    -- Opt-Out

UMBMES

BME GSA

 


CIC: CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION CANADA  

  1. CIC web site  
  2. VISA to Study in Canada  
  3. RE-NEW/EXTEND Study Visa 
  4. Student Work Permit  
  5. Post-Graduate Work Permit  
  6. Letters of Invitation  
  7. FORMS & GUIDES   

  


CONFERENCE PAPERS & THESIS HELP

UofM Writing Style: THESIS

  1. APA Style
  2. APA Basic Style Guide
  3. APA Style Tutorial

 

HELP FROM OTHER UNIVERSITIES

  1. Graduate Student Writing Kit
  2. Thesis Proposal
    1. How to write a thesis proposal
    2. Successful thesis proposals
    3. Components of a thesis proposal
    4. M.Sc. Thesis Proposal
    5. Ph.D. Thesis Proposal
      1. Guideline 01
      2. Guideline 02
  3. Research Papers:
    1. Lit. Reviews
      1. Lit. Reviews
      2. Example 01
      3. Example 02
    2. Abstracts
      1. Writing an Abstract
      2. Abstract Presentations
      3. Examples
    3. Effective Outlines
  4. Citing References
    -- APA Style