Thesis process

Guidelines for Thesis Process

Steps to Follow

As you start

  • Explore/consider your topic of interest
  • Find and meet with a professor who may supervise within this area and/or discuss other topic options. Register the supervisor name


Thesis topic selection

  • FT MScN: register before the end of your 2nd semester
  • PT MScN: before the end of the 8th semester
  • PhD: by end of 3rd  semester 



Register your thesis

  • Fill out this form to register your thesis topic
  • After thesis registered, students must maintain registration until completion of all requirements


Thesis committee

  • With your supervisor, select at least two members (besides you, your supervisor, and co-supervisor)
  • Complete this form to nominate your committee members



Getting approval

  • Follow this guideline to complete your thesis proposal approval
  • Apply to Research Ethics Board (if needed)


Writing the thesis

  • Complete Progress Report yearly
  • Write thesis as monograph or by article(s) in the appropriate format


Prepare for defense

  • Submit list of examiners one (1) month prior to thesis submission
  • Submit completed thesis for approval after supervisor has reviewed/approved it
  • Examiners evaluate thesis


Thesis defense

  • Defense organized with professor to chair defense
  • Defense takes place (open for anyone to attend)
  • Graduation upon submission of approved final thesis




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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