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    Thesis Submission

    Information for current students

    For further details regarding thesis regulations, formatting, submission appointments etc. please go to the School of Graduate Studies website.

    PhD Thesis Submission

    Once you have completed your 'non-thesis' program requirements, the last step towards completion of your PhD program is the writing and examination of your thesis.

    When your thesis is ready for submission there are a few steps to follow:

    • Your supervisor must provide the graduate Assistant with an examining board 6 weeks before the defense date. The date must be agreed upon by all 4 examiners, the supervisor and the student.
    • Within 5 weeks of the defense date, the student submits the thesis on line to the School of Graduate Studies together with the supervisor approval form which has been signed by the supervisor. To submit your thesis on-line go to this website: http://www.grad.uwo.ca/current_students/thesis/overview.htm.
    • The School of Graduate Studies will distribute the thesis to the examiners along with PhD Thesis Evaluation form. They will also arrange for a faculty member from the University to Chair the thesis exam.
    • If the majority of examiners agree that the thesis is acceptable to proceed, the exam takes place on the scheduled date.
    • Be sure to take the "Certificate of Exam" with you to the exam (be sure to type the examiners names on the form beforehand). If the thesis is judged acceptable, the examiners will each sign this form. The supervisor may withhold his/her signature until any requested changes have been made.
    • When you have completed any changes recommended by the Thesis Examination Board you must present for SGPS approval the thesis in the prescribed format with a "Thesis Submission Checklist," one "UWO License," two "Certificates of Examination" (one of which has the required original signatures and one with only the examiners names typed on), a "National Library license", and a "UMI Abstractions Services" form. (these highlighted forms are available from the Graduate Assistant). For this purpose, the candidate must book an online appointment for SGPS approval.
    • Once approved by SGPS, the candidate must submit the thesis with all the completed forms to UWO's Graphic Services (Graphic Services Building), who will accept the thesis and make copies for binding and microfiching.

    For further details regarding thesis regulations, formatting, submission appointments etc. please go to the School of Graduate Studies website.

    MSc Thesis Submission

    Once you have completed your non-thesis program requirements, the last step towards completion of your MSc program is the writing and examination of your thesis.

    When your thesis is ready for submission there are a few steps to follow:

    • Your supervisor must provide the graduate Assistant with an examining board 4 weeks before the defense date. The date must be agreed upon by all 3 examiners, the supervisor and the student. Check the website: http://www.grad.uwo.ca/current_students/thesis_regulations/section_5.htm for the date restrictions for each term.
    • Within 3 weeks of the defense date, the student submits 3 copies of the thesis to the Graduate Assistant together with the supervisor approval form which has been signed by the supervisor.
    • The Graduate Assistants will distribute the copies to the examiners along with Masters Thesis Evaluation form. She will also arrange for a faculty member to Chair the thesis exam.
    • If the majority of examiners agree that the thesis is acceptable, the exam takes place on the scheduled date.
    • Be sure to take the "Certificate of Exam", with you to the exam (be sure to type the examiners names on the form beforehand). If the thesis is judged acceptable, the examiners will each sign this form. The supervisor may withhold his/her signature until any requested changes have been made.
    • When you have completed any changes recommended by the Thesis Examination Board the candidate must present for SGPS approval the thesis in the prescribed format with a "Thesis Submission Checklist," one "UWO License," and two "Certificates of Examination" (one of which has the required original signatures and one with only examiners names typed on), (the first two forms are available from the Graduate Assistant). You must book an online appointment for SGPS approval.
    • Once approved by SGPS, the candidate must submit the thesis with all the completed forms to UWO's Graphic Services (Graphic Services Building), who will accept the thesis and make copies for binding and microfiching.

    For further details regarding thesis regulations, formatting, submission appointments etc. please go to the School of Graduate Studies website.