Guidelines, Policies and Forms

The regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies generally apply to all students enrolled in graduate programs at York University. In a number of instances individual graduate programs have additional requirements; these are set out in the appropriate graduate program section of the Faculty of Graduate Academic Regulations.

Important Deadlines:  Our graduate program is governed by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Students, faculty members and supervisory committees can access term deadlines for registration, course add/drop dates, grade and completion deadlines for each 4- month term.

See the 2016-2017 Health Student Survival Guide and Handbook.

Health MA forms

Health PhD forms

Research Ethics Forms (MRP or dissertations)

All graduate student researchers must complete the TCPS Tutorial  to establish that they have completed the necessary education component and attach their certificate of completion to their protocols. Protocols will not be accepted for review unless a valid TCPS tutorial certificate is attached.

When is Ethics Review Required?

All research involving human participants is considered research subject to review. The Principal Investigator (researcher) of any research project involving human participants:

  • MUST have a protocol that describes how the researcher(s) will interact with the human participants; and
  • MUST have that protocol reviewed and approved by the appropriate Research Ethics Committee before the  research commences; and
  • MUST obtain informed consent from ALL research participants. For minor age participants (Those under the age of 16 for minimal risk research), both parental consent and participant assent is required.

Refer to the general research ethics policies to determine the forms and procedures used if the research is minimum risk, using secondary data, more than minimum risk;  and if research is part of a faculty member's project.

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Office of the Registrar

Office of Student Financial Services