MRP/Thesis Submission Timeline

For a more detailed overview of the defence process, visit the MRP/Thesis/Dissertation Defence Process web page. 


MRP/Thesis ​Submission Timeline ​ ​

Beginning of SS term ​MRP/Thesis proposal approvals du​​e to SGS MRP/Thesis/Dissertation Proposal Approval Form​
8 weeks prior ​Supervisor submission recommendations for External Examiners to Graduate Coordinator/C​hair External Examiner Recommendation​
​6-8 weeks prior ​Graduate Coordinator/Chair confirms External Examiner and sends notice of the Examination Committee m​​embers to the SGS MEMO of Examination Committee Members
5 weeks prior MRP/Thesis submission deadline (submission in PDF format sent via email to and SGS sends the MRP/Thesis to the External Examiner for review  
4-7 weeks prior ​SGS books time and location of Defences
​1 week prior ​External Examiner Report​ due to SGS and SGS shares the report with the Supervisor.
  ​​Defence dates