Leaves of Absence (and other special petitions)

Students should read 2.5.7 Leaves of Absence in the Graduate Calendar for detailed information about taking a leave of absence.  The following flowchart may help to understand the timelines and constraints for different types of leaves:

The Petition form to request the leave can be found on the SGS Resources page. This is the same form that is used for other kinds of requests from SGS.

  • SGS Resources - click on the “Student Forms & Guides” tab and look for the form “PETITIONS FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION TO THE COMMITTEE ON GRADUATE ADMISSIONS AND STUDY”


Contact Department

Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB)
Psychology Building (PC), Room 102
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton Ontario L8S 4K1