Your supervisor is the key person in your graduate degree program. Supervisors should be available to help their students at every stage, from formulation of their research projects through establishing methodologies and discussing results, to presentation and possible publication of dissertations. Supervisors must also ensure that their students' work meets the standards of the University and the academic discipline.
All prospective Master of Arts (except for Economics major), Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy students must secure an appropriate supervisor for their studies before submitting an application. These graduate programs are research-based so it is important to identify and secure a potential supervisor in your desired field of research.