Students are expected to start in the Fall term, complete 5 courses in the first year, and do their thesis work in the second year. In the first year of the program, students are required to complete COMP 690A/B (Research Methods in Computer Science), which is offered as a Fall/Winter combination and 2 courses each Fall and Winter terms. 

Fall (Year 1) COMP 690A, 2 COMP Courses or Electives
Winter (Year 1) COMP 690B, 2 COMP Courses or Electives
Spring (Year 1) Research Work
Fall (Year 2) Research Work
Winter (Year 2) Research Work
Spring (Year 2) Thesis Submission and Publications