How To Use The Blueprint

This guide provides a high-level overview of a student's journey through a graduate program. The information sections within the Blueprint sections are a framework to help gain an understanding of different program elements. Every graduate program has unique rules and requirements.

Use the Blueprint to help create your own Independent Development Plan that you can use to map and track your program progress. Students should discuss with their supervisor or advisor to verify your Independent Development Plan matches both, departmental expectations and requirements.

Program Stages

 

Pre-Arrival Phase  Program Phase Program Completion

Application Submission
Admissions Offer 
Accept Offer 
Review GradHUB
Plan Your Program
Locate Funding

Coursework Begins
Form Advisory Committee 
Annual Reporting
Coursework Completed
Comp. Exams (PhD Only)
Thesis/Dissertation Proposal
Data Collection 
Data Analysis 
Thesis/Dissertation Writing 

Thesis Defence
These/Dissertation Submitted
Apply to Gradaute
Prepare for Convocation
Manuscript Writing 

 

 

Pre-Arrival Phase  Program Phase Program Completion
Application Submission
Admissions Offer 
Accept Offer 
Review GradHUB
Plan Your Program
Locate Funding

Coursework Started
Annual Reporting
Coursework Completed

Capstone Paper
Apply to Gradaute
Prepare for Convocation
Manuscript Writing 

 

 

Pre-Arrival Phase  Program Phase Program Completion
Application Submission
Admissions Offer 
Accept Offer 
Review GradHUB
Plan Your Program
Locate Funding

Coursework Started
Annual Reporting
Coursework Completed

Capstone Project
Apply to Gradaute
Prepare for Convocation
Manuscript Writing