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Writing a thesis is one of the most important milestones for degree completion. Students should be familiar with the steps needed to prepare and submit a thesis in the early stages of thesis writing. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about the thesis process from the first draft to final e-thesis submission. Please also consult the Regulations Concerning Thesis on McGill's e-calendar. 

Thesis Guidelines

Guidelines from preparation to initial submission to final oral defence

Final e-Thesis

Final e-thesis regulations and instructions for students and faculty

Thesis Deadlines

Initial and final thesis submission dates and registration status

Resources for thesis writing and supervision

The McGill Writing Centre runs the Graphos program, designed to help graduate students become better scholarly communicators. Graphos offers 1-credit courses, workshops, peer writing groups, and writing retreats.

Another key aspect of successful thesis writing is great supervision. Consult the Graduate Supervision website to find out more about your roles and responsibilities as a supervisee, as well as those of your supervisor. 

Are you writing, or on the verge of writing, your PhD thesis?

Not sure what to do between submitting your initial thesis and defending it?

The Doctoral Internship Program might be just right for you.

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