Oral Examination of the Comprehensive Portfolio

The Oral Examination: 

  • 20-minute public presentation
    • Provides overview portfolio materials demonstrating expertise in relation to the evaluation criteria 
  • Question period with examination committee

Doctoral students are encouraged to attend each other’s oral examinations in order to provide support to their colleagues and prepare for their own oral examinations.

Successful completion of the Oral Examination of the Comprehensive Portfolio marks a milestone for doctoral students in this program. From the time of successful defence of the comprehensive portfolio, they are considered doctoral candidates rather than doctoral students.

For more detailed information on the Comprehensive Portfolio Examination, please see the Program Handbook