Thesis Oral Defense Preparation/Thesis Submission Meeting
SKHS graduate students are required to visit the SKHS Graduate
Assistant/Thesis Coordinator (Angie) to prepare for their master's
defense no less than 30 working days prior to the date of the oral defense, or sooner where possible. Angie is available at:
Location: SKHS Building, 28 Division Street, KHS 206
Student to meet with SKHS Graduate Assistant 30 working days prior to the thesis oral defense date to submit the 6 printed copies of their thesis document, and to complete and sign the Doctoral Oral Thesis Examination Form (available from the SKHS Graduate Assistant). The Supervisor may choose, but is not required, to attend this meeting. The Oral Defense Form must include:
Following the Defense Preparation/Thesis Submission Meeting, and within five (5) working days, the SKHS Grad Assistant will:
Where the full examining committee is in place (excluding the chair) on the date of submission of the 6 printed thesis copies, the thesis copies may be submitted within 25 (twenty-five) working days before the oral defense (not including the submission date or the oral examination date).
Students may not provide corrections to their thesis after it has been submitted to the examining committee in preparation for the oral defense. If the edit is substantial, ie a page or more affecting the examiner’s ability to understand the document, it may be granted on a one-off basis. Arrangements can be made via the SKHS Graduate Assistant.
Instructions for Supervisors on doctoral oral defenses
Instructions and forms for Examiners on doctoral oral defenses
Instructions and forms for Chairs on doctoral oral defenses - to be provided by SGS.
Definitions for pass/referred/fail outcome on a doctoral defense
Other Information and Instructions
Download the Tuition Refund Schedule [PDF] to find out what your tuition requirements will be based on your final completion date.
The thesis oral defense follows these steps: