Checklist - Recreation and Leisure Studies (MA - thesis)

MA Recreation and Leisure Studies

This checklist is designed to help you organize your progress through your program. The following tasks are your responsibility.

1.

Register ACTIVE every term (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Inactive registration is exceptional. If you do request INACTIVE status, you must seek approval from your advisor, the Associate Director, Graduate Studies, and the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies. Requests for inactive status will not always be approved.

If you fail to register for any term, you are automatically withdrawn from your program. Readmission is not guaranteed, and if granted, requires payment of fees for the term(s) you dropped out.  If you are readmitted, you will be required to register for a minimum of one term without a tuition refund.

Approval

Supervisor

Associate Director, Graduate Studies

Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

 

2.

Complete academic integrity milestones (these milestones are required by the University and must be completed before a student can graduate).

Milestone 1: Through your LEARN account, complete the online Academic Integrity Tutorial (to be taken within 8 weeks of starting program).

Milestone 2: AHS Academic Integrity Workshop (normally held in September).

Approval

Graduate Studies Administrator

 

3.

Meet with your supervisor to discuss individualized program of study including selection of appropriate courses.

Approval

n/a

 

4.

Complete a minimum of 5 courses.

  • REC 600 Integrative Seminar in Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • REC 662 Foundations of Quantitative Inquiry
  • REC 663 Foundations of Qualitative Inquiry
  • One of REC 672 Quantitative Research Data Analysis and Interpretation OR REC 673 Designing Advanced Qualitative Inquiry
  • Graduate level elective

Notes:

Students who have not completed an undergraduate level research methods course are highly recommended to take REC270 for audit or credit.

Students who have not completed an undergraduate level statistics course within the past 5 years are highly recommended to take REC 371 for audit or for credit.

Approval

Supervisor

Associate Chair, Graduate Studies

 

5.

In consultation with your supervisor, select a thesis topic and your thesis committee (normally this will be one committee member in addition to your Supervisor).

Approval

Supervisor

Associate Chair, Graduate Studies

 

6.

Complete, have signed and submit a MA/PhD Thesis Topic and Supervisor Form.

Approval

Supervisor

Associate Chair, Graduate Studies

 

7.

Prepare a thesis proposal in close consultation with your supervisor. You may also want to consult with your other supervisory committee members.

    Approval

    Supervisor

     

    8.

    Schedule an oral defence of your proposal at least one month in advance.

    • Arrange a time and date acceptable to your committee
    • Book a room with Support Services Assistant (front desk).
    • Your Master's proposal must be on display at least one week before the defence.
    • Obtain and submit a copy of the Master's proposal and defence notification form form to the Faculty Graduate Studies Administrator at least one week prior to the proposal.
    • Distribute bound copies of your proposal to your committee and the Faculty Graduate Studies Administrator
    • The Faculty Graduate Studies Administrator will distribute the notice (when informed by you of date, time, etc.).

    Approval

    Thesis supervisory committee

    Associate Chair, Graduate Studies

     

    9.

    Pass oral proposal defence and make necessary modifications, if applicable (proposal to be on display for one week before defence).

    Approval

    Thesis supervisory committee

     

    10.

    Obtain approval for thesis research from the Office of Research - Ethics (if appropriate).

    Approval

    Advisor, Office of Research - Ethics

     

    11.

    Submit application for research support funding to the Associate Chair, Graduate Studies if needed (maximum of $200).

    Approval

    Associate Chair, Graduate Studies

     

    12.

    Conduct thesis research and write up results in close consultation with your supervisor. Several drafts and rewriting are to be expected.

    Approval

    n/a
     

    13.

    Submit original receipts and expense summary for research support funding to the Department Administrator.

    Approval

    n/a

     

    14.

    In consultation with your supervisor, identify a final reader of the thesis.

    Approval

    n/a

     

    15.

    Schedule final defence

    • Arrange a time and date acceptable to your committee and inform the Faculty Graduate Studies Administrator.
    • Book a room with Support Services Assistant (front desk).
    • Your final thesis must be on display at least two weeks before the defence.
    • Obtain and submit a copy of the Master's Thesis Defence Notification (PDF) form to the Faculty Graduate Studies Administrator at least two weeks prior to the defence.
    • Distribute bound copies of your thesis to the committee and the Faculty Graduate Studies Administrator.
    • The Faculty Graduate Studies Administrator will distribute the notice (when informed by you of date, time, etc.).

    Approval

    Thesis Advisory Committee

    Associate Chair, Graduate Studies

     

    16.

    Pass final oral defence.

    • Make final modifications to thesis to approval of committee.

    Approval

    Thesis supervisory committee

     

    17.

    Complete, obtain signatures and submit the “Intention to Graduate/Program Completion (PDF)” form.

    • Upload final thesis to online UW Space
    • Remove belongings from graduate student office
    • Return key(s) to Department Administrator

    Approval

    Supervisor

    Associate Chair, Graduate Studies

     

    18.

    Attend convocation and celebrate! More information about convocation can be found on the registrar's website.

    Approval

    n/a