A: a public oral defense of the msc thesis or phd dissertation is required for all candidates for a master of science (m sc) and doctor of philosophy (phd) degrees this defense is not normally required for the master degrees that do not require a thesis what is the last day/date to defend the thesis/dissertation. Preparing for the master's thesis oral defence before the master's thesis oral defence, the management graduate programs office ensures that: seating, audio-visual equipment, and other necessary equipment are appropriate in the room where the master's thesis oral defence is being held the thesis examination. If you have presented your work at seminars, workshops and conferences during your phd, you should be well prepared for the oral defence of your thesis the oral is an opportunity for you to talk with academics who are interested in your research and have read your thesis closely you have been working. Preparing for the oral defense a formal public defense must take place on campus at a date set by the committee chair and approved by the graduate school tentative approval of the dissertation by the committee is recommended prior to the formal defense this approval is based on evaluation of copies of the. Asq higher education brief january 2010 wwwasqorg preparing for the oral defense of the dissertation by marianne di pierro for many doctoral students, the dissertation defense—the apex of doctoral study— resides in the distant future but without warning, students find themselves bracing for the final hurdle. The candidate should seek endorsement that the research is of sufficient quality to proceed to defence and that the candidate is able to meet the requirements of the oral defence although a negative assessment does not prohibit the candidate from proceeding to defence, this should occur. Oral examination master's thesis exam committees composition of committee approval timelines approval process scheduling of master's thesis oral exams five business days before the date set for the oral defence, please send a written assessment of the dissertation to dean, faculty of graduate studies. On this page, you'll find essential information regarding setting up and scheduling the oral defence, and oral defence committee membership setting up the oral defence when the doctoral student initially submits the thesis to graduate and postdoctoral studies, an oral defence form is sent to the unit so that it can set up.
This form must be submitted by the committee chair to the graduate college within 24 hours from the date of the final oral examination printed name signature date printed name signature date printed name signature date printed name signature date printed name signature date printed name signature. An oral defense can be required to defend the proposal and/or the complete dissertation congratulations on getting to either stage of the dissertation process here are some guidelines you may want to consider as you prepare for your oral defense: create a powerpoint slide for each of the following. Office of graduate studies oral defence report student information: last name : first name: program: title of thesis: date of oral defense: recommendation of the examining committee: as per the graduate studies general policies section 11, submission and examination of master's theses, the examining committee. Certification we, the undersigned members of the defense committee, certify that the result indicated above was reached after a vote of the committee membership individuals who vote in the minority may so indicate and file a written statement as part of this report committee members (print) signatures.
Your thesis is not your dissertation neither is it a one liner about what you are doing your thesis is a position or proposition that a person (as a candidate for scholastic honors) advances and offers to maintain by argument [webster's 7th new collegiate dictionary] i looked at how people play chess is not a thesis. Purpose of the final oral defence to ensure that the candidate is able to present and defend the dissertation and its underlying assumptions, methodology, results for theses in language programs, some questions can be posed or answered in the language concerned, provided the examination committee can follow.
May 4, 2016 each of the thesis and oral defence refer to the neutral chair guidelines for managing a videoconference the non-binding straw vote provides the committee with a frame of opinion on which to base a discussion of the student's performance after reporting the outcome of the straw vote, the neutral chair. Oral defense of master's theses guidelines for examiners the oral defense marks the completion of 5 years of studies and is therefore a day of celebration below, you will find guidance for ensuring that the defense sticks to current rules and regulations the supervisor becomes examiner the moment the thesis is submitted. The complete oral defense committee composition is available in the graduate policies and procedures master 's thesis: graduate/ academic-requirements-policies-and-procedures/ masters-degree-requirements/ masters-thesis/ or the doctoral dissertation:.
The public oral defense of a thesis is intended to be an examination of a completed body of work and should be scheduled only when the dissertation is essentially completed at least one copy of the thesis must be available in the departmental office not less than two calendar weeks prior to the date of the.
In north america, an initial oral examination in the field of specialization may take place just before the student settles down to work on the dissertation an additional oral exam may take place after the dissertation is completed and is known as a thesis or dissertation defense, which at some universities may be a mere. Paul t p wong, phd, cpsych, former research director, graduate program in counselling psychology, trinity western university, langley, bc, canada use the following steps when preparing for the oral defense of your thesis/dissertation 1 evaluation of oral examination is based on your. Submit the notice of oral to us at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled defense tentative thesis submission submit your tentative thesis and the acceptance form or statement by the deadline for that semester the thesis consultants will review for formatting and consistency and return to you when completed oral defense.