Timelines

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MDes Thesis Project Progress Timeline

For the reference only.

Year 1

  • Draft thesis statement and 3-Minute Thesis pitch presentation
    • Winter term: Week 10
  • Supervisory committee form submission for GPD approval
    • Winter term: April 15
  • First meeting with supervisory committee and discussion of thesis work plan for the summer
    • By the end of April
  • Supervisory committee summer meeting #1
    • Between May and mid June
  • Supervisory committee summer meeting #2
    • Between mid June and late July
  • Draft of formal thesis proposal and submission to supervisory committee
    • First week of August
  • Formal thesis proposal feedback from the supervisory committee
    • In a week after submission of the draft
  • Formal thesis proposal presentation
    • 3rd week of August
  • Submission of thesis proposal approval form and final thesis proposal to FGS
    • End of August

Year 2

  • Thesis project fall meeting #1
    • Fall term: mid September
  • Thesis project fall meeting #2
    • Fall term: mid October
  • Thesis project fall meeting #3
    • Fall term: mid November
  • First Thesis in progress presentation
    • Fall term: Week 12
  • Thesis project winter meeting #1
    • Winter term: early January
  • Second Thesis in progress presentation
    • Winter term: Week 3 or 4
  • Thesis project winter meeting #2
    • Winter term: Feb
  • Thesis project winter meeting #3
    • Winter term: March
  • Submission of complete draft of thesis support paper to the supervisory committee
    • No later than 6 weeks before the scheduled oral exam
  • Feedback by the supervisory committee<
    • In 2 week after the submission
  • Recommendation for Oral Examination Form to GPA and GPD
    • No later than 20 business days from date of oral exam
  • Final thesis support paper submitted to the oral exam committee
    • No later than 15 business days before the scheduled oral exam
  • Determination of examinable condition of the thesis support paper by the oral exam committee
    • No later than 1 weeks before the scheduled oral exam
  • Oral examination for Spring (June) convocation scheduled
    • Between early April and mid April