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Steps for Master's Students

Are you a Master's student preparing to submit your thesis?

See here for the new thesis submission process guidelines and here for FAQs.

Click the button below to access myThesis:


Student Guidelines

  • Students can access step-by-step instructions here.
    • The new process does not apply to theses being resubmitted after revision.
  • Watch our short 'Quick Tour' video for students below:

Supervisor Guidelines

  • Supervisors can access step-by-step instructions here.

Graduate Program Director (GPD) Guidelines

  • GPDs can access step-by-step instructions here.

Important Information

Thesis title and abstract

Before completing the Thesis Submission page on myThesis, you must ensure that you have prepared and confirmed the following:
  • Thesis title (Final version).
    You should review the thesis title in the Intent to Submit Thesis tab. If needed, the title can be updated and the Intent to Submit Thesis form resubmitted. You can then return to the Thesis Submission page to continue submitting your thesis for examination.
  • Thesis abstract.
    Review your abstract(s) prior to your submission of your initial thesis. We encourage students to keep in mind the requirements for abstracts at the time of the final submission of the thesis on Minerva:

They should be text only, i.e. no images, special characters (apart from the West European character set excluding the “Œ” and “œ”), chemical or mathematical formulae, or special formatting (e.g. lists, tables).
They should be less than 4000 characters.
Abstracts in English and French are mandatory in the final version of the thesis submitted through Minerva.

  • Thesis in PDF format.
    Your initial thesis should be submitted on myThesis in PDF format. The naming convention for the thesis file must be as follows:

lastname_first name_unit name(can be abbreviated)_thesis.pdf
e.g., LASTNAME_John_Electrical&ComputerEng(ECE)_thesis.pdf

  • Supplementary file (if required)

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International License.
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, McGill University.

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