Final Thesis Process: Master Programs

  1. Thesis Submission Guidelines

  2. Required Application to Graduate

  3. Summary - final thesis process

  4. Proposed Examiner Form

    • Supervisor submits a Proposed Examiner to the Graduate Coordinator to be approved by the Academic Unit/Program
  5. Confirmation for External Review Form 

  6. Internal Examiner's Report Form

  7. Second Internal Examiner's Report Form (where applicable)

  8. External Examiner's Report Form

  9. Oral Defence Presentation

    • Students present an Oral Defence
  10. Final Thesis Forms are Submitted

    • Students submit the following forms to the Faculty of Graduate Studies once the Academic Unit has considered both Examiner's Reports:
        1. Thesis Ready for Final Submission (PDF)
        2. Recommendation of Thesis (PDF)
    • Final Thesis Copy

      • The thesis pdf should not be locked, password protected or include any signatures (written or digital) and should be PDF/A compliant. Information for converting files can be found here
    • Library Form

    •  Embargo (Optional)
      • It is the intention of Lakehead University to make our research accessible wherever possible. However, we grant exceptions to the immediate release of all theses and dissertations in specific cases through the embargo procedure.
    • Exit Survey

      • Students are to submit the completed Exit Survey (PDF) to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
    • Intent to Graduate

      • Students must complete the 'Intent to Graduate' through their myInfo account.
    • Graduand is Approved by Graduate Studies Council

    • Graduate Degree is Conferred by Senate