Students in the MSc (BEAS) or other Memorial University program may request a transfer to the PhD (BEAS) program after a minimum of 12 months in their program of study, and completion of all BEAS (or equivalent) course work requirements with a minimum of an A grade and clear evidence of exceptional research productivity. Final decision for transfer from any Masters program to the PhD program rests with the Dean of the Graduate Studies. Prior to proceeding with a formal application, potential students will be required to contact potential supervisors from within their area of research interest to determine the availability of positions and supervisor interest. If potential supervisors are accepting students, they will instruct the student to prepare a formal application. Potential students must identify a supervisor willing to provide a commitment that a research project and funding are available before an application can be processed.