PhD Qualifying Exam

For AHN & FRHD Students

According to the University of Guelph Graduate Calendar (PDF file), "As a qualifying examination, consideration is to be given not only (1) to the student's knowledge of the subject matter and ability to integrate the material derived from his or her studies, but also (2) to the student's ability and promise in research. The examining committee, therefore, will receive from the advisory committee a written evaluation of the quality of the student's research performance to date and of the student's potential as a researcher. The examining committee will determine the relative importance to be given to these two major components of the qualifying examination."

Click below to review the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition's Qualifying Examination (QE) Processes:

Required QE paperwork: