Calendars of Thesis Completion

2016-2017 Academic Year

Contact: Alexandra Kowalski, MA Program Director (

1YMA Students

Approaching potential supervisors: Start by Nov 1, complete by Dec 7

Submission of working thesis title and supervisor’s name: by Wednesday, December 7, 2016 (by email to )

Research proposal (assignment for Logic of Social Inquiry course) December 16, 2016. Share this document with your advisor and discuss improvements.

Thesis proposal (a close-to-final version of the above edited based on Instructor and Advisor(s) feedback) to be sent to the supervisor and to the Academic Writing instructor by Wednesday, February 1,  2017  (send a copy by email to

Application for departmental small research grant Early- to Mid-February (date TBA)

Research Schedule to be sent to advisor for discussion and follow up by March 1, 2017 (Please send a copy by email to Training and information meeting re. research schedule early February (date TBA).

Final Thesis proposal and Research Schedule to be submitted by March 30. (by email to )

Thesis submission:  Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (hard copies at the departmental office by 4 pm, by email to and to the ETD system)

Thesis Defenses:  June 19-21 ,  2017 (schedule TBA)

Graduation Ceremony:  Friday, June 23, 2017

2YMA Students

Submission of the research proposal and supervisors' names:  Thursday, June 08,  2017  (Please send by email to:

Research proposal (assignment for Logic of Social Inquiry course) December 16, 2016

Research Proposal (as reworked and finalized through the Proposal Writing Workshop in the Spring Semester) to be submitted June 5, 2017 (send a copy by email to

Research proposal defenses: June 12-22, 2017 (schedule TBA)