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As a graduate student, writing a thesis is one of the most important milestones on the road to degree completion. A successful thesis requires effective organization skills and thorough research and it is crucial that the appropriate steps are followed in preparing and submitting a thesis to GPS. Students should review these steps in the early stages of thesis writing. In this section you’ll find everything you need to know about the thesis process from the first draft to final e-submission for Master’s and Doctoral students, supervisors, and departmental units as outlined in the thesis guidelines. Please also consult the Regulations Concerning Thesis on McGill's e-calendar. Deadlines for initial submission and for deposition of the final, corrected version of the thesis are also outlined in this section. Before submitting the final, corrected copy of the thesis to GPS, the student should be familiar with the process for e-Thesis submission.

Resources for thesis writing and supervision:

The McGill Writing Centre offers several 1-credit courses designed to assist you in completing your thesis. These courses form part of the Graphos program. Through its courses, workshops, and peer writing groups, Graphos provides learning opportunities for students at all stages of thesis writing. Consult the Graphos website for more details.

Great supervision is vital to our students' success and helps establish McGill's reputation as a research-intensive and student-centered university. Supervision resources are available to support their critical contributions.