Academic Milestones

Graduate milestones are embedded in York's graduate regulations.

Masters 
SupervisorEnd of second term of study*
Supervisory CommitteeEnd of second term of study*
ProposalProgram specific
Ethics (if required)Prior to research beginning
Oral ExamsProgram specific
Oral Exam ReportsSubmitted after oral exams
Revisions Approval (if required)6 months after defence
Thesis SubmissionUsually end of last month of term in order to be eligible for the next term
Doctoral 
SupervisorEnd of fifth term
Supervisory CommitteeEnd of eighth term
ProposalProgram specific
Ethics (if required)Prior to research beginning
Oral ExamsProgram specific
Oral Exam ReportsProgram specific
Revisions Approval (if required)6 months from date of defence
Dissertation SubmissionUsually end of last month of academic term, in order to convocate the following term

Important dates can be found here:  https://gradstudies.yorku.ca/current-students/student-status/important-dates/

Thesis forms can be found here:  https://gradstudies.yorku.ca/current-students/thesis-dissertation/forms/

Signatures can be collected over email, either through a digital signature on the PDF form, or an accompanying email attachment stating “I have read and approved this submission."

Please contact your Graduate Program Assistant or gsthesis@yorku.ca with questions.