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Graduate Programs

Graduation and Progression Requirements

Progression Requirements

To remain in the program, MScFN students must achieve a minimum grade of 70% in each course.

Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses within the MScFN program (with no grade less than 70%).  They must also successfully complete the internship and research component of the program if they are enrolled in the Internship Stream.  If they are enrolled in the Thesis Stream, they must successfully defend their thesis.

Apply to Graduate

You must apply to graduate on the Student Center website: student.uwo.ca

Once you login, from the “Menu” select “Self Service” then “Graduation” – “Apply for Graduation” – Please follow the on screen instructions.

Applications to graduate at Spring Convocation open in early February. You should only apply to graduate at the Spring ceremony if you will have completed your progression requirements by the end of April of that academic year. For deadlines to apply for Spring Convocation please refer to the “Convocation Checklist” on this website.

Applications to graduate at Autumn Convocation open in early July. You should only apply to graduate at the Autumn Convocation if you will have completed your program requirements by the end of August of that academic year. For deadlines to apply for Autumn Convocation please refer to the “Convocation Checklist” on this website.

Applications to graduate at the February In Absentia Convocation open in December. You should only apply to graduate at the In Absentia Convocation if you will have completed your progression requirements by the end of December of that academic year and will require your diploma prior to the Spring Convocation date. For deadlines to apply for In Absentia Convocation please refer to the “Convocation Checklist” on this website.

Convocation at Western

For more information on convocation at Western, please visit this website: http://www.convocation.uwo.ca/

MScFN Graduation Ceremony

MScFN graduates are invited to participate in three graduation ceremonies.  Brescia hosts a baccalaureate and magisterial ceremony on the Sunday in June before the Monday Western Convocation (dates change every year-please check Western’s convocation website for more information).  All graduating students in the MScFN program will be asked to nominate a valedictorian who will address the graduates at this ceremony. This ceremony is held at St. Peter's Basilica in downtown London.  Please watch your emails for information to be sent to you by the Alumni office at Brescia. 

The Monday morning of the Western Convocation, the MScFN program hosts a small ceremony for the MScFN graduates and their families.  During this time the elected MScFN valedictorian says a few words about the MScFN experience.  Our Principal and Academic Dean will also provide congratulatory messages.  The graduates enjoy their video slideshow of photos and memories during their time at Brescia.  We also provide a small reception to celebrate their accomplishments. 
Following the MScFN ceremony, Brescia hosts a luncheon and then the MScFN students participate in the processional of all Brescia graduates which proceeds to Alumni Hall for the Western Convocation in the afternoon.  Families and friends of the graduates line Brescia lane to photograph the processional and cheer on their graduates!

Brescia Baccalaureate and Magisterial Ceremony

Please visit the Baccalaureate and Convocation page on the Brescia website for more information on the Brescia Graduation Ceremonies. You will be contacted by the Alumnae Relations Officer to register for this event.