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Queen's University
 

Committee Composition

MA - MRP:  requires Supervisor and one Reader. The Reader is from CUST. The review of the MRP is conducted by email and the results are reported (using Form D- MA Approval of Minor Project or Research Paper (to be completed by the Director) (DOC -144KB) to the graduate assistant in CUST.

MA thesis defense committee: requires Supervisor, Examiner, an Examiner from outside the department (this could be a CUST faculty member but, as the external, this Examiner would represent his/her home department)

Preliminary Meeting for PHD qualifying examination (CUST 900*):to approve the 1000 word Qualifying Exam proposal. Requires Supervisor, First reader, Second reader. No Chair is required.

PhD qualifying examination (CUST 900*):  requires Supervisor, First reader, Second reader - all from the CUST program. A Chair is required. Please see below.

PhD thesis proposal defense (CUST 901*): requires Supervisor, First reader, Second reader - all from the CUST program. A Chair is required. Please see below.

PhD thesis defense: requires Supervisor, First reader, Department head or Delegate. Also, an Examiner from outside the program, and an Examiner from outside the university. (The head's delegate can be the second reader from the qualifying examination and thesis proposal committees.

The Examiner from outside the program could be someone who is affiliated with CUST, but as the external, this Examiner would represent his/her home department. This examiner cannot have been on the student's committees otherwise.)

 

Role of the Chair

MRP: The Chair receives the email PASS/FAIL from the Supervisor and Reader, and any comments (which are not required). The Chair registers the result with the graduate assistant, the Supervisor and the Student.

MA thesis defense: The Chair conducts the defense. (Does not read the thesis.)

PhD qualifying examination (CUST 900*): Chair is required to receive the forms from the examiners via email. The Chair collects the forms, puts together the responses, determines the decision based on the forms and sends the comments to the supervisor to review and communicate with the student. The Chair sends the forms and decision and copy of the comments to the Graduate Assistant in CUST.

PhD thesis proposal (CUST 901*):The Chair runs the meeting (does not read or examine the proposal).

PhD thesis defense: The Chair conducts the defense and is appointed by SGS.

 

PHD Defense Committee

This is governed by the School of Graduate Studies. Please see Doctoral Oral Thesis Examinations

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