School of Graduate Studies
Memorial's School of Graduate Studies (SGS) is home to almost 3,400 graduate students enrolled in over 100 graduate diploma, and master's and doctoral degree programs.
The School is a central agency responsible for the collection, maintenance, and distribution of materials on graduate students. It maintains graduate files and administers graduate applications, admissions, comprehensive examinations, thesis examinations, and doctoral defences. SGS is also responsible for registrarial functions, graduate enrolment management, and recruitment, and administers graduate student funding including assistantships, external and internal scholarships, baseline fellowships, supervisor support, and Tricouncil global payments.
The School assists academic units in developing new program proposals and administers their approval. Through its Academic Council, SGS also provides a forum for representatives from all faculties, schools, and the Graduate Students’ Union to discuss matters pertaining to graduate education. The Council ensures maintenance of standards across all graduate programs by considering policies relating to graduate studies, approving regulation changes and appeals, receiving reports from standing and ad hoc committees, and making recommendations on matters affecting graduate studies.