Your thesis is a scholarly publication reflecting the results of your research and academic pursuits at University of Waterloo. Review the sections below to find out how to complete this important degree requirement.

Preparing your thesis

  • Guidelines for the structure, organization and formatting of the thesis.

PhD thesis examination regulations

  • Senate-approved regulations for the PhD thesis examination and defence process. Students in Master’s programs should see the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar as well as Department or Faculty guidelines

Submitting your thesis

  • Information for all graduate students (Master's and PhD) on how to submit the final copy of your thesis, a final requirement for the completion of your degree.