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Master's Thesis Scheduling Timelines for Graduation

The following dates allow a student sufficient time to complete the thesis process, based on a successful defence and only minor revisions.   

Please Note:

Students may initiate the process at any time, and have four (4) periods to be considered for degree conferral (February, May, September or November).  

FEBRUARY DEGREE CONFERRAL

Last date for submission of documents/thesis to
initiate a defence

Last date for the defence

Last date for submission of
final documents/thesis for
formatting review

Final Thesis approved by Grad Studies
NOVEMBER 6th*
DECEMBER 8th*
JANUARY 8th*
JANUARY 30th

MAY DEGREE CONFERRAL


Last date for submission of documents/thesis to
initiate a defence

Last date for the defence

Last date for submission of
final documents/thesis for
formatting review

Final Thesis approved by Grad Studies
FEBRUARY 10th* MARCH 17th*

APRIL 3rd*

APRIL 30th

SEPTEMBER DEGREE CONFERRAL

Last day for submission of documents/thesis to
initiate a defence 
Last date for the defence

Last date for submission of
final documents/thesis for formatting review

Final Thesis approved by Grad Studies
JUNE 12th*
JULY 21st*
AUGUST 11th*
AUGUST 30th

NOVEMBER DEGREE CONFERRAL

Last day for submission of documents/thesis to
initiate a defence 
Last date for the defence

Last date for submission of
final documents/thesis for formatting review

Final Thesis approved by Grad Studies
AUGUST 11th*
SEPTEMBER 15th*
OCTOBER 6th* OCTOBER 30th

*Students who do not meet these deadline dates may still be eligible for the applicable degree conferral period provided they are able to meet the final approval deadline. 

Please Note:

It is highly advisable to schedule your defence prior to or after the summer months of July and August given the unavailability of many faculty members.  Restricted periods for scheduling a defence will be August and December. Due to the proximity to the start of the new academic term, limited defences will be scheduled during this time.

Points to Remember:

  • You can complete your program at any time during the year as long as your coursework is completed and you have successfully defended a thesis.
  • Convocation is held in June of each year and you may choose to attend or not
  • In order to graduate, a student must apply online through the Student Service Centre (SSC).  Please note that application deadlines differ from the deadline dates above. 
  • Click here for more information on Graduation and Convocation

Last reviewed shim6/9/2017 9:54:13 AM