Regulations and guidelines

General regulations

The graduate regulations are the official and definitive source for students, faculty and staff concerning all aspects of graduate programming.

Individual Graduate Academic Units (GAU's) may develop and maintain supplemental guidelines for their students that extend the regulations and requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, and students should consult with their GAU to be aware of any additional regulations that might thereby apply to them.

Directors' manual

The directors' manual provides Directors of Graduate Studies (DoGS) with additional tips, instructions and guidlines to assist them in their support of graduate students and their programs. The manual is meant to help clarify graduate program issues and provide answers to common questions, and may be especially valuable to new Directors. 

Many of the guidelines in this manual change from time to time, as do the broader SGS regulations, so you are encouraged to stay up-to-date with the latest resources.

Thesis and dissertation guidelines

The thesis defense procedures manual contains detailed information on the regulations and guidelines for the submission and evaluation of your thesis or dissertation; and the thesis formatting guide provides complementary information on how to format and submit your completed thesis document to the School of Graduate Studies for final approval and archiving. 

Please also consult the above noted General Regulations for all other regulations governing Masters and PhD Degrees.