How does the PhD system in Canada compare to the US

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temporaryacct
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How does the PhD system in Canada compare to the US

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kieroda
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Re: How does the PhD system in Canada compare to the US

Post by kieroda » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:05 am

Masters programs in Canada are pretty much equivalent to the first two years of a US PhD, and Canadian PhD programs generally take 3-4 years rather than 5-6. The only real difference is, depending on the masters program, you might do a full masters thesis in Canada prior to doing your PhD.

Applications are pretty similar in my experience.

Joe VL
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Re: How does the PhD system in Canada compare to the US

Post by Joe VL » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:52 pm

So, I understand the following:
In Canada go for a Masters first, do NOT go straight for the Phd.
In US you might wanna go straight for the Phd.

petrokov
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Re: How does the PhD system in Canada compare to the US

Post by petrokov » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:54 pm

That's correct. Also, many Canadian schools expect you to pay tuition, which is not a thing in the USA.



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