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Thesis Guidelines

Please review the following guidelines and deadlines for submitting your thesis.

Guidelines & Resources

On the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Thesis page you will find:

  • General requirements
  • Guide for preparing a thesis
  • Instructions for initial thesis submission
  • Information about thesis examinations
  • Information about Doctoral oral defences
  • Instructions for final thesis submissions
  • e-Thesis regulations and instructions

Submission Steps

Step 1: Initial Thesis Submission

  • Please review the guidelines for initial thesis submission, available on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Initial e-Thesis Submission page, as well as the Departmental Internal Deadlines section below.

*Students are encouraged to submit their initial thesis to their Supervisor for review well in advance of the Departmental deadlines below. This is recommended to ensure adequate time to make corrections, if needed, before the Departmental deadlines.
**When submitting the initial and final thesis in the same semester the initial thesis must be submitted to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies 6 WEEKS PRIOR to the final submission deadline, and seven days prior to this 6 week deadline to the Department (see the Internal Deadlines section below).

For Doctoral theses submissions, the doctoral oral defense will take place between the initial and final thesis submissions.

Step 2: Final Thesis Submission

  • The final thesis should be submitted electronically, through e-Thesis on Minerva. Step-by-step instructions are available on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies e-Thesis page.

GPS Deadlines

Deadlines to submit to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies can be found in the GPS Thesis Deadlines page.

ECP Internal Deadlines

The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology has internal deadlines of SEVEN DAYS PRIOR to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies initial submission deadlines.

To meet these internal deadlines students must:

  1. Send an electronic copy (PDF format) of the thesis to ecpinfo [dot] education [at] mcgill [dot] ca, with the subject line "Your Last/First Name, McGill ID, Degree and Program of Study - Thesis Submission".
  2. Submit the hard copy of the Nomination of Examiners and Thesis Submission Form to the Departmental Secretary in room 614, of the Education Building, to obtain the Chair's signature*.
  3. Once the Departmental Chair has reviewed/approved the thesis and signed the Nomination of Examiners and Thesis Submission Form, students will be notified in order to pick up the form and submit to Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) per the required deadlines.

*PLEASE NOTE: Theses may be returned for corrections prior to the Chair signing the Nomination of Examiners and Thesis Submission Form. Students will be required to resubmit as soon as possible for a second review, once the corrections have been made. This should be done promptly in order to obtain the Chair’s signature and meet GPS submission deadlines.