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PhD Manual and Forms

FIFSW PhD Program Manual for the 2023 – 2024 Academic Year:  FIFSW PhD Program Manual 2023-2024 (PDF)


  • Students who began their PhD program prior to September 2018 and are completing the comprehensive paper requirement will find instructions in an addendum in the FIFSW PhD Program Manual 2023 – 2024.
  • Appendices located at the end of the PhD Program Manual are for reference only. Students and professors are encouraged to refer to the School of Graduate Studies and the FIFSW Website for the most up to date copies of SGS and FIFSW forms.


PhD Forms

Add/Drop Course Form
Comprehensive Exam Assessment Form
Comprehensive Exam Supervisor & Second Reader Membership Form
Extension To Achieve Candidacy
Guidelines for Review of Doctoral Dissertations
Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Agreement Form
PhD Program Annual Progress Report
Request for Reading and/or Research Course Form
Restrict Thesis Release Form
Supervisory Committee Membership Form
Supervisory Committee Progress Report Form
Teaching Apprenticeship Initiative Learning Plan Form
Thesis Proposal Assessment Criteria Form 
Thesis Proposal Recommendation Form
Transfer Credit and/or Course Extension Form


For a complete list of forms from the School of Graduate Studies, please visit: