Graduate Program and Degree Requirements
The University reserves the right to modify the academic programs and regulations at its discretion. The most current information is available from the School of Graduate Studies website. Each program may have specific regulations in addition to those listed below.
Program of Studies
The Program of Studies shall meet program requirements as approved by Senate, and includes the required courses, work terms or other practice-based components, any competency exams, scholarly components, or other requirements. The School of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Program Coordinator/Chair prepare a Program of Study for each student. The Program of Study must be approved before the student registers in the program and must include all program course requirements.
All graduate programs at Nipissing University have a defined scholarly research component, which may take the form of a Thesis, an MRP, or a Research Project and Seminar.
Where appropriate for the discipline or field, another specified activity designed to test the acquisition of analytical and interpretive skills may be used. This may include a series of shorter research papers within courses, an exhibit of works, or a creative performance. In such cases, the appropriate scholarly content must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.
Where appropriate and possible, graduate programs at Nipissing have a defined practice-based component. This includes a co-op work program, a practicum, a work-term, a professional, community-or industry-based project/paper or Thesis, or some other form of practice-based or service-learning assessment.
With the exception of MRPs or Theses and courses with a Pass/Fail grade, the standardized grading system for graduate courses at Nipissing University is:
Graduate students must receive a grade of 70% or higher to receive credit for a course; however, each program may have further specific degree requirements.
Required Withdrawal from University
- Students who receive a final mark of less than 70% in one graduate course will be placed on academic probation. If the course is a required one, students MUST repeat the course and obtain at least 70% in the repeated course.
- If a student receives a final mark of less than 70% in two graduate courses, the student will be required to withdraw from the University.
- Students who are required to withdraw from the University will not be eligible to receive funding for the remainder of the year.
- Students who are required to be withdrawn from the University for academic reasons and who wish to re-apply may do so after one calendar year following the required withdrawal date.
Appeals of Academic Decisions
Appeals normally are heard regarding possible inequities in the process used in grading. Should a student not be satisfied with an awarded grade, he or she may appeal using the appeal process found within the Academic Calendar.
The School of Graduate Studies operates on a trimester basis, with three terms defined as: Fall Term (September to December); Winter Term (January to April); and Spring/Summer Term (May to August). The academic year begins with a Fall Term followed by a Winter Term.
|PhD in Education||4 years||not available||not available|
|MA in History (MRP Route)||1 year||not available||not available|
|MA Sociology (MRP Route)||1 year||not available||not available|
|MA Sociology (Thesis Route)||2 years||not available||not available|
|MSc in Mathematics (MRP Route)||1 year||not available||not available|
|MSc in Mathematics (Thesis Route)||2 years||4 years||not available|
|MSc Kinesiology (Thesis Route)||2 years||4 years||not available|
|MESc/MES (MRP Route)||1 year||not available||not available|
|MESc/MES (Thesis Route)||2 years||4 years||not available|
|MEd ( Course/MRP/Thesis Route)||2 years||4 years||6 years*|
*Part-time is only available to those admitted on or before 2013
A year is based on three terms: fall, winter, spring/summer
Students may apply for degree extensions, one term at a time, beyond the program duration. Degree extensions are subject to approval.