Steps for Master's
Steps for Doctoral Students
For each of the three annual dates for conferring degrees/convocation, there are corresponding deadlines for initial submission and for deposition of the final, corrected version of the thesis. For specific dates of initial and final submission, please consult the deadlines page.
- Please note: some Units* enforce earlier submission deadlines than those listed by GPS, always check with your respective Graduate Unit.
Initial submission by the indicated deadline for a particular granting of degrees does not guarantee graduation, nor does it exempt you from registration fees. You must be registered in the appropriate degree program at the time of initial thesis submission.
An initial thesis submission will prompt the GPS Thesis Unit to automatically add your name to the graduation list for either the current or following term. Thesis students do not apply to graduate as a thesis submission is an indication of readiness for evaluation and subsequent completion of degree.
Students who are no longer registered at McGill must be readmitted to be eligible for thesis examination.
You may submit your thesis at any time during the year.
- If you are submitting a revised thesis, please follow these instructions.
*Unit refers to a department, a division, a school, an institute, or a Faculty/University-wide program.