Guidelines and Forms

The regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies generally apply to all students enrolled in graduate programs at York University. In a number of instances individual graduate programs have additional requirements; these are set out in the appropriate graduate program section of the Faculty of Graduate Studies Academic Regulations.

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MA Forms

Research Review Paper Proposal

Please submit the following to the graduate program office:

  • Research Review Paper Proposal Approval Form (.pdf)
  • Hard copy of the proposal

Note that the proposal must be approved by your committee at least 3 months prior to the RRP defense

Research Review Paper Oral Exam

Please submit the following to the graduate program office:

  • Research Review Paper Exam Approval Form (.pdf)
  • Copy of the Research Review Paper

Thesis Proposal

Please submit the following to the graduate program office:

Note that the thesis proposal must be approved by Graduate Studies at least 3 months prior to the thesis defense

Thesis Defense

Please submit the following to the program office:

Note that all defense paperwork must be submitted to the program office at least 25 business days prior to the oral exam date.

PhD Forms

Comprehensive Exam

Please submit the following to the program office:

  • Comprehensive Pre-Approval Form (.pdf)
  • Comprehensive Exam Approval Form (.pdf)
  • Hard copy of the comprehensive

Dissertation Proposal

Please submit the following to the program office:

Note that the proposal must be approved by Graduate Studies at least 6 months prior to the dissertation defense.

Dissertation Defense

Please submit the following to the program office:

  • Recommendation for an Oral Exam–Doctoral
  • External Examiner's Expense Pre-Approval (.pdf), if necessary
  • CV
  • Three copies of the dissertation (student is responsible for delivering hard copies of the dissertation to their supervisory committee members)
  • a pdf of the dissertation

Note that all defense paperwork must be submitted to the program office at least 30 business days prior to the defense date.

Program Forms

  • Reading Course Form (.pdf)
  • Progress Report Form - MA (.pdf)
  • Progress Report Form - PhD (.pdf)

Guidelines and Policies

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