Language Requirement

In order to advance to candidacy, PhD students must demonstrate competence in the language that is appropriate to the nature of the graduate work in which they are engaged. Students whose Field 1 is Canadian Politics are strongly encouraged to demonstrate competence in French or an Indigenous language (SGS Academic Calendar). When a student’s dissertation proposal is approved, the supervisor will be asked to confirm that the student has made adequate progress toward the methodological and language skills necessary to complete their proposed research.