A typical progression through the program takes one year (three semesters):
- Fall Semester: three required courses (9 credits) and one open session (1 credit);
- Winter Semester: two required courses (6 credits), first four months of the student’s project course (3 credits), and one open session (1 credit);
- Summer Semester: two elective courses from the areas of concentration (6 credits)*, the last four months of the student’s project course (3 credits), and one open session (1 credit).
Students may take either two courses (Part I and Part II) in a single area of concentration, or one course (Part I) in two areas of concentration, subject to available resources. (All Part II courses require successful completion of Part I in the same area of concentration).
Language requirements. Students are required to have an excellent knowledge of written and spoken English or French. This program alternates annually between English (years 2020, 2022...) and French (years 2019, 2021...). Students must be able to express themselves in the language in which courses are offered. They can submit written work in either language.