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Project Route: Project Guide (pdf)             Project Report Template (doc)                   

Thesis Route: Thesis Guide(pdf)            Thesis Template (doc)

Practicum: Practicum Guide (pdf)             Practicum Template (doc)

Thesis Proposal: Thesis Proposal Outline (pdf) 

PhD Handbook:  PhD Handbook (pdf)                       

 Graduate Student Resources

Master's and Doctoral Process Questions


What are Comprehensive Doctoral Exams?  



What is the thesis process?

  1. Choosing a Topic/Area (Guidance on Thesis Preparation)
  2. Choosing a Supervisor (Co-Supervisor) and Committee
    1. Before you start: Information about selecting your supervisor, composing your committee, and roles and responsibilities
  3. Pre-defense Procedures: Writing your thesis, committee approval of thesis, submission of your thesis, external examiner review (selecting your external examiner), defense (choosing a chair)
    1. Important timelines and deadlines
    2. Defense procedures
  4. Post-defense procedures
  5. Convocation deadlines and How to apply for graduation (pdf download)

How long does it take? A Master's thesis can take around a year to write, while a PhD thesis will take approximately 2 years (but this can vary greatly).

Can I transfer routes or switch to a new program?

You may request to switch routes within your program by filling out a request any time on your student account. Applications to different programs must be processed as a new application, and will only be evaluated after the applicable deadlines.

 Frequently Asked Questions: Graduate Awards and Scholarships


Writing Supports
Frequently Asked Questions: Editing/Writing Sessions



Email: Where do I find current information about events, changes, upcoming deadlines, etc.? Your email is the number one source of information. Check your email regularly for communications from and


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