Submission of the Master's Research Paper

You are required to have two readers for a Master's Research Paper – your supervisor and one other reader. The second reader doesn't have to be from your research area as long as the reader is from one of Psychology's six research areas (e.g. a Cognitive MA student could have a reader from the Social Psychology area). For those students with a co-supervisor, the second reader will be the co-supervisor. Once both your readers have approved your research paper and are prepared to sign off on it, you must let the Administrative Coordinator, Graduate Studies know the following, preferably by email:

  • the title of your Master’s Research Paper,
  • your supervisor’s name,
  • the name of your other reader.

When the Administrative Coordinator, Graduate Studies receives this information, a form will be circulated to your supervisor and reader for their signatures. Once all the necessary signatures have been collected, including the Graduate Officer's, the Administrative Coordinator, Graduate Studies will send the form to the Associate Dean's office. 

The department no longer requires the submission of hard-bound copies of Master’s Research Papers.

You have now completed your degree requirements, provided that all of your grades have been submitted for the current term and your milestones are complete. The Administrative Coordinator, Graduate Studies will send a degree completion form to GSPA.

In the meantime, approximately one month prior to the completion of your degree requirements, you will apply to graduate in Quest. Note that the Expected Graduation Term from the Quest drop down list is the term in which you will be completing your degree requirements and not the term you will be convocating. Please send the Administrative Coordinator an email informing her that you have submitted the form online.  It's helpful to know that you have taken this next step.  

It is highly recommended that you contact the Administrative Coordinator, Graduate Studies before you leave campus for the final time. It never hurts to make sure that you have completed all the necessary forms.