Preparing to Defend Your MSc Thesis
Applying for ConvocationYou must apply for convocation before you submit your thesis copies to the Thesis Office. Please download the Graduate
Information (Convocation) and Graduation Application Form (pdf) at: http://www.johnmolson.concordia.ca/en/graduate-programs/msc-in-admin-program/thesis
Initial Submission of Your ThesisThe electronic copy submitted to the Thesis Office will be checked for format only, not content. You must submit an
electronic copy to your Thesis Supervisor, 2 committee members, and 1 to the MSc Program.
The Thesis Preparation and Thesis Examination Regulations are available online at: http://graduatestudies.concordia.ca/pdf/thesis_guide.pdf. If you need further assistance with format and regulations, please contact Mary Appezzato at 5148482424, ext. 3813.
Scheduling Your DefenceOnce you, your supervisor and committee members determine the date and time preferred for your defence, please have
note that you must allow ten (10) working days between the time of submission of your e-thesis to the Thesis Office
and the defence date.
The MSc Program will provide the Chair of the Defence with the required Signature Sheets on bond paper. The MSc
Program will distribute the defence announcement.
At the DefenceThe Defence Chair will be a faculty member from another department. The defence itself should take approximately 60 –
90 minutes. Your presentation should not take more than 20 – 30 minutes.
After the DefenceOnce your revisions have been made and approved by your Thesis Supervisor and Committee, your final electronic copy
must be submitted to the Thesis Office.
Your thesis supervisor will notify the MSc Program Office by email once you have completed any required revisions and
have submitted the thesis copies to the Thesis Office. The signed Graduate Activity Report will then be submitted to the
Office of the Registrar to process so that you will be able to graduate at the next convocation. Please take note that you will not receive a grade on your transcript for the Thesis. It will merely show MSCA 699 – Accepted or Fail.