Welcome to Grad Studies in the Faculty of Education!

The Office of Research and Graduate Programs in Education serves as the academic unit for graduate students registered in master's and doctoral programs in Educational Leadership, Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Psychology, as well as Adult Education and Human Resource Development. We're pleased to welcome you to our program!

Frequently Used Forms:

For a complete list of forms, please visit Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Resources for Graduate Students in Education:

For accommodations on campus, visit the Housing Services webpage.

EdGrad weblog for the latest news, announcements about scholarships, conferences and other opportunities of interest to graduate students in Education.

On-site Librarian will help you navigate the University's library research services.

The University of Regina Graduate Students' Association (URGSA) is your representative on campus. The GSA's goal is to develop and offer programs that meet the unique needs of graduate students attending the University of Regina.

Submitting your Thesis:

Once you have indicated you are ready to defend, the Office of Research and Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Education will support and guide you in the thesis submission process. Once all committee members have read your thesis and agree that it is acceptable for defence, you are ready to submit your thesis.

E-mail edgrad@uregina.ca with a PDF copy of your ready to defend thesis. Once submitted, no further edits of the thesis are permitted until after the defence. Remember to include copies of your ethics forms if the research involves human or animal subjects.

The Office of Research and Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Education will help you collect any required signatures on the following forms:

You do not need to submit a paper copy of your thesis, unless the External Examiner or Chair for the defence request this. If either the External or the Chair requests a paper copy of your thesis, you will be required to provide one to them.

The Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in Education will review your submission. If the submission is incomplete or of substandard quality (i.e. requiring significant editing for grammar), the Associate Dean will return the submission to the student for revisions.

Once the thesis is approved and the forms are complete, the entire package will be handed over to FGSR for review. If the submission is incomplete or of substandard quality (i.e. requiring significant editing for grammar), the Associate Dean will return the submission to the student for revisions.

This process often takes 1-3 weeks. Please build this submission process into your schedule.

External Examiner Reviews Thesis: After receiving all the documentation, FGSR considers the nominated External Examiner. If the nominated External is approved, the thesis can be sent to them. In the case of a Master’s student, a copy of the thesis will be sent to the External Examiner by the Faculty of Education. For PhD students, FGSR will send the thesis to the External Examiner. The External Examiner will have at least two weeks with a Master’s thesis and four weeks with a PhD thesis to write a report (which the student may receive after the defence) and decide if the thesis is acceptable to go to defence.

Once the External Examiner's report is returned to FGSR and the thesis is found acceptable for defence, then the defence can be scheduled. For a Masters defence, the Faculty of Education makes all the arrangements. For a PhD thesis, FGSR will make all arrangements for the defence, including identifying a Chair for the defence. FGSR will also complete the Notice of Oral Defence of Thesis form which states the date, time, and place of your defence as well as the title of your thesis.
If the External Examiner does not find that the thesis is acceptable for defence, the Associate Dean of FGSR will contact the student's supervisor.
Defence: This may be the most exciting part of your degree!  Students are advised to read their applicable section on Defence Procedures to familiarize themselves with the proceedings of an oral examination.