Student Handbook

Timelines

Masters Timelines

Time Limits
All requirements for a master’s thesis degree must be fulfilled within 12 terms of registration as a full-time or part-time doctoral student in accordance with Faculty of Graduate Studies Regulations.

MA/MSc year 1
Supervisor and Supervisory Committee
By the end of term 2, the thesis supervisory committee must be formed. Students must submit a Supervisor and Supervisory Committee Approval form to the graduate program office for approval by the Graduate Program Director.

MA/MSc year 2
Thesis Proposal
Students are expected to submit thesis proposals by the end of term 4.

Students must discuss their proposal outline and format with their supervisor. Both your supervisor and supervisory committee member must read and approve your proposal before it is submitted to the graduate program. All ethics forms appropriate for your research project must be submitted along with the TD1: Thesis/Dissertation Research Submission form.

Oral Examination
All full-time master’s degree requirements, including defending your thesis successfully, should be completed by the end of term 6.

FGS Guidelines, Policies & Forms
Students should review for reference.

PhD Timelines

Time Limits
All requirements for a doctoral degree must be fulfilled within 18 terms (6 years) of registration as a full-time or part-time doctoral student in accordance with Faculty of Graduate Studies Regulations.

PhD year 2
By the end of term 5, KAHS students must submit the following forms to the program office:

Submit forms: kahs.gradstudies.yorku.ca/guidelines-policies-forms/

  • Approval of Topics for Dissertation Proposal and Cognate Areas
  • Supervisor & Supervisory Committee Approval

PhD year 3
By end of term 7, KAHS students are expected to have successfully completed the PhD Comprehensive Examination AND submit their dissertation proposal to the graduate program.

Submit forms: kahs.gradstudies.yorku.ca/guidelines-policies-forms/

PhD year 4+: Scheduling of Doctoral Dissertation Oral Exam
Refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.

Members of Dissertation Examining Committee (including External Examiner) must receive a hard copy of the dissertation at least four weeks before the examination date.

External Examiner's Copy of Dissertation
External Examiners are expected to be established academics, normally members of a graduate Faculty at another university. Students may not initiate the invitation to external examiners; this is the responsibility of the supervisor. A hard copy of the dissertation must be submitted to the graduate program at least FIVE weeks prior to the examination date, in order to ensure the copy is received by external examiner at least four weeks prior to the examination.

PhD year 5 & 6
All requirements for a doctoral degree must be fulfilled within 18 terms (6 years) of registration as a full-time or part-time doctoral student.

Forms
kahs.gradstudies.yorku.ca/guidelines-policies-forms/