Department of History

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Timeline

PATTERN I

Completion time: 12-20 months

Year I

September-April

Complete Graduate course requirements.

January/February

Identify a supervisor and a thesis topic (if this has not yet be completed in Term I)

End of February

Notify the Graduate Office (by email) the name of your supervisor and the working title of your cognate essay

May 15

Submit to the Graduate Office a proposal for the thesis. Your supervisor must approve the proposal, either by signing a hard copy of the proposal or by sending an email to the Graduate Office. The proposals will be reviewed by the Graduate Committee and if there are any difficulties with your proposal, you will be contacted.

Summer

Research and write the thesis.

It is possible to complete the Pattern I thesis within one academic year if a topic is identified and research begun in the fall term.

Year II

Continue Research and writing the thesis if not yet completed.

If you have not completed the degree requirements by April 30th, you will be required to register for the Summer term. Please see the Graduate Office for further information.

PATTERN II

Completion time: 12 months

Year I

September-April

Complete Graduate course requirements.

January/February

Identify a supervisor and a cognate essay topic (if this has not yet be completed in Term I)

End of February

Notify the Graduate Office (by email) the name of your supervisor and the working title of your cognate essay

May 15

Submit to the Graduate Office a proposal for the cognate essay. Your supervisor must approve the proposal, either by signing a hard copy of the proposal or by sending an email to the Graduate Office. The proposals will be reviewed by the Graduate Committee and if there are any difficulties with your proposal, you will be contacted.

Mid July/late July

Submit a complete draft of your cognate essay to your supervisor and then make any necessary revisions to the essay

Early August/mid August

Submit the final draft of your cognate essay to your supervisor, and once he/she has approved it, to your second reader

Mid August

Make any changes required by the second reader. Submit two spiral bound copies of the cognate essay to the Graduate Office in order to graduate.

If you have not completed the degree requirements by August 31st, you will be required to register for the Fall term. Please see the Graduate Office for further information.