School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Degree Completion

The first step in helping a student with this process is to guide them to the Completing Your Degree website. The website has been designed to help students with the final stages.

These pages offer assistance in these areas:

Questions about research project or course-based programs? Please contact Program Assistant Darlene Homer in the School of Graduate Studies or call her at (613) 533-6000, extension 77419.

Questions about doctoral degree completion? Please contact the Thesis Coordinator, Rose Silva, in the School of Graduate Studies or call her at (613) 533-6000, extension 77313.

Note: In person on campus thesis defenses during COVID restrictions

SGS recommends the following for in-person on-campus thesis defence examinations: 

  • The defending student may remain unmasked and +2m away from everyone else. 
  • All in-person committee members should remain masked, whether speaking or not. The maximum capacity of the room under COVID protocols should be respected. If feasible, it is recommended that all in-person attendees sit +2m away from each other.  
  • All attendees must comply with university vaccination protocols and must have the SeQure check completed (app, website, or paper form). If necessary, an attendee could use the Ontario selfcheck process. The Chair should check that this has been completed for all in-person attendees.  
  • There should be no eating in the room during the defence. Non-alcoholic drinks may be consumed, and attendees may remove or lower their masks briefly only when drinking.  
  • Any post-defence celebrations with food or drink should be held outdoors or in an establishment where that is regulated and controlled. 
  • Visitors may attend only remotely.