Submit an electronic copy of your thesis to your Graduate Program Assistant for distribution to the examination committee by the deadlines indicated below. Please check with your department, they may have different regulations.
The defence is commonly scheduled within 2 to 5 weeks from your initial submission of your thesis. An oral defence of a master's thesis is not required by the School of Graduate Studies. Programs may elect to have an oral defence as a degree requirement (please see individual program entries in the Graduate Calendar).
A checklist will be emailed to you from the Thesis Office confirming your submission. At this time, you will be notified on any formatting issues. Corrections must be made before your thesis submission on Spectrum.
Extension of the thesis deadline
If you need an extension of the thesis deadline, a formal request must be made to the Thesis Office with the approval of your supervisor or Graduate Program Director one week before the actual deadline date. You must submit this request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.