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THESIS

(Ph.D. and M.Sc.)

(a) Research Proposal

All candidates (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.

For students 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 candidacy.

(b) Thesis Preparation

Students 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.

The supervisor 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 incorporated.

Doctoral candidates should begin preparation for the thesis Defence at least 3 months before the completion of the theses. (See below: "Thesis Defence")

Prior to 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.

(c) Thesis Defense

M.Sc.

Students submit 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.

Ph.D.

Students must follow the Faculty of Graduate Studies procedures as posted on their website.  See "Graduate Doctoral Orals".

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.


 

 

Learn more:

Handbook of
Graduate Supervision

Guidelines

Course
Requirements

Thesis

Comprehensive

Committees

Appendix

 

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Guide for Chairs of
Comprehensive
Examinations

Final
Defense

Memorandum
(PhD thesis approval)

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