Procedures in Faculties and Schools

The following pages are intended to assist graduate departments and programs in arranging Master's examinations, under the regulations of the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs. The School makes arrangements for all doctoral examinations. Please contact the Thesis Coordinator in the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs for more information or if you have questions.

Use the Chairperson Selection Guidelines (PDF, 37 KB) to determine how to select a Chair for a Master's examination being held for students in your graduate department or program.

Resources for Chairs

Thesis Formatting (PDF, 155 KB)

All graduate theses or dissertations MUST conform to the minimum style and form requirements as detailed in the General Forms of Theses.

Note: There are a couple of templates that have been designed to assist students in formatting their theses according to the Thesis Formatting and Preparation guidelines.

Regulations & Report Form (PDF, 57 KB)

Note: Examiners are not required to submit reports on the thesis prior to the oral thesis examination, unless they wish to submit a "negative report"; that is, if it is their opinion that the oral thesis examination should NOT proceed (see #5 Oral Exam Procedures). If no negative report is submitted, it is presumed that the Examiner agrees that the oral thesis examination should be held as scheduled, and that they will attend the oral thesis examination.

If applicable, your student must submit the following forms, completed and signed prior to the oral examination.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Once the FINAL thesis is submitted electronically and approved by the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, and the student has NOT selected the option to "restrict from publication", the thesis will be available on worldwide within minutes.

Procedures for Master's Oral Examination in these Faculties and Schools

Use these procedures to conduct Master's examinations being held for students in your graduate department or program:

Faculty of Arts & Science

Program Code Name

  • BIOL - Biology
  • ENSC - Environmental Sciences
  • PSYC - Psychology
  • KHS - Kinesiology & Health Studies (M.Sc. only)

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Program Code Name

  • ARTC - Art Conservation
  • ARTH - Art History
  • CLAS - Classics
  • CUST - Cultural Studies
  • ENGL - English
  • FRAN - French Studies
  • GNDS - Gender Studies
  • GRMN - German Language & Literature
  • HIST - History
  • PHIL - Philosophy
  • SCCS - Screen Cultures & Curatorial Studies

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Program Code Name

  • CHEM - Chemistry*
  • CISC (COMP) - Computing
  • GEOL (GSGE) - Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering*
  • MATH (MAST) - Mathematics & Statistics*
  • PHYS - Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy*
  • GPHS - Geography*

*M.Sc. only

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Program Code Name

  • DEVS - Global Development Studies
  • ECON - Economics
  • GPHY - Geography (M.A. only)
  • POLS - Political Studies
  • SKS - Kinesiology & Health Studies (M.A. only)
  • SOCY 鈥 Sociology

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Other Faculties/Schools

Program Code Name

  • CHEE - Chemical Engineering
  • CIVL - Civil Engineering
  • GEOE (GSGE) - Geological Engineering
  • ELEC (ECEN) - Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • ENCH - Engineering Chemistry
  • MECH (MEME) - Mechanical & Materials Engineering
  • MINE - Mining Engineering
  • MTHE - Engineering Mathematics
  • ENPH (PEPA) - Engineering Physics

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Program Code Name

  • ANAT - Anatomy & Cell Biology
  • BCHM - Biochemistry
  • EPID - Public Health Sciences
  • MICR (MIMI) - Micriobiology & Immunology
  • NSCI - Neuroscience
  • NURS - Nursing
  • PATH - Pathology & Molecular Medicine
  • PHAR (PHTO) - Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • PHGY - Physiology
  • RHBS - Rehabilitation Science
  • TMED - Translational Medicine

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Resources for Master鈥檚 Examinations

Resources for Master鈥檚 Examinations

Resources for Master鈥檚 Examinations