(M.Sc. and Ph.D.) are required to present a
Research Proposal to their Supervisory Committee
not later than 2 years after entrance into the
Program. For M.Sc. candidates, the thesis proposal
is provisional and will consist of a one page
summary to be presented to the supervisory
committee at their meeting at the end of the spring
of the first year of study.
entered into the Ph.D. program, the written
component of the Comprehensive Examination (see
below) consists of the Research Proposal.
Acceptance of the written Research Proposal by the
candidate's Supervisory Committee is a necessary
condition, together with passing the oral
Comprehensive Examination, for admission to
(b) Thesis Preparation
must consult the Faculty of Graduate Studies website on the
instructions for the preparation of graduate theses. Students must
contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies or Special Collections with
queries before beginning their final draft.
should read the complete thesis in draft form, and
the appropriate revisions be made before the other
members of the student's Supervisory Committee read
the thesis. The examination copy of the thesis
should not be prepared before the revisions
suggested by the rest of the Committee have been
candidates should begin preparation for the thesis
Defence at least 3 months before the completion of
the theses. (See below: "Thesis Defence")
submission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the
thesis must be read by at least 2 of 3 supervisory
committee members of which one (1) will be on the
final thesis examination committee.
the written M.Sc. thesis at least 3 weeks prior to
the oral defense. The thesis defense is a formal,
public oral defense, and the supervisory committee
will serve as the examining committee. Contact the
for more information.
It is the
student's responsibility to ensure that all these
procedures are carried out by the appropriate
person (the student, the Research Supervisor, or
the Chairman of the Graduate Program in
Neuroscience), as indicated in the "Guide . . .",
and in a timely fashion.