Managing Your Doctor of Philosophy Program
Important Documents for Your Review
- The Graduate Studies Calendar and Course Catalogue
- The Program Policies & Procedures documents
- Graduate Students' Association Collective Agreement
Aimed at You
There are many important factors to consider as a graduate student. Review the pages listed below for information that will be important in assisting you throughout your program.
- Graduate Students' Association
- Funding Opportunities, Scholarships & Awards
- Tuition & Fees
- Graduate student support services
About your activities
- Co-operative Education & Internship Option (MA/MSc ONLY)
- Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development program
Transferring from a Master Degree program into the Doctor of Philosophy program
Applicants who intend to transfer from a University of Lethbridge Master of Arts or Master of Science program to an approved Ph.D. program must satisfy four basic criteria before the University will consider approving the transfer.
See the Graduate Studies Calendar and Course Catalogue for detailed information.
Applying for a program extension
MA, MFA, MMus, MSc and PhD programs
If you need to extend your program beyond the maximum time limit for program completion, the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies may approve an extension to your time limit for up to 12 months. To request an extension you must submit a completed and signed Statement of Progress and Standing form with rationale for the request attached, including a detailed time line for program completion. You will be required to withdraw from your program if you do not complete your program within the time limit.
MC, MEd, MN, and MSc (Mgt) programs
If you need to extend your program beyond the maximum time limit for program completion, contact the relevant Faculty office for advice on how to proceed with your extension request and registration.
Withdrawing from your graduate program
A student wishing to withdraw from the semester must obtain approval from the respective Graduate Program Administrator and then notify the Registrar’s Office and Student Services (ROSS) by submitting a Complete Withdrawal form which can be obtained from the Registrar’s Office and Student Services (ROSS). The date this form is received by the Registrar will be the official withdrawal date for purposes of fee assessment.
A ‘Complete Withdrawal with Cause’ is available only by approval from the respective Graduate Program Administrator.
Failure to comply with this requirement results in the assignment of failing grades and full assessment of fees — see the Graduate Studies Calendar and Course Catalogue, Fees, Sections 8.b. Withdrawals and 8.c. Refunds. Grades are not assigned when a student withdraws.
Students are responsible for ensuring that the Registrar’s Office and Student Services (ROSS) receives the request for withdrawal by the relevant deadline. If a student chooses to mail his or her request for withdrawal, then the Registrar’s Office and Student Services (ROSS) recommends that the student use Registered Mail to guarantee delivery.
Readmission after Withdrawal
Students who withdraw or who are required to withdraw must successfully apply for readmission by the appropriate deadline.