Thesis Completion Instructions for Doctoral Students

SKHS graduate students should visit the SKHS Graduate Assistant to begin the preparation for their doctoral defense.  Angie is available at:
Tel:  x75214
Email: aam2@queensu.ca
Lcoation:  SKHS Building, 28 Division Street, KHS 206

Preparations include:

  • completion of the Doctoral Oral Thesis Examination Form
  • identification of committee members
  • confirmation of the date, time and location of the oral defense
  • and make other associated arrangements as required

Corrections to Thesis Document

  • 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. 

This meeting takes about 20 minutes. Doctoral students should conduct this visit 5 weeks (30 working days) prior to their chosen defense date.

Instructions and forms for doctoral students

Definitions for pass/referred/fail outcome on a  master's defenses

Other Instructions and Information

Instructions and forms for Examiners and Chairs on doctoral defenses will be provided by the SGS Thesis Coordinator available at:  thesis@queensu.ca

Download the Tuition Refund Schedule [PDF] to find out what your tuition requirements will be based on your final completion date.