Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2007/2008
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Requirements for Submitting a Master's Thesis

Students whose program of studies includes a thesis requirement must submit a thesis which is written in satisfactory literary form, and based upon research in some topic connected with their discipline. The thesis must demonstrate the candidate's capacity for original and independent work, and when appropriate it should include a critical evaluation of work which has previously been done in the field of research. The thesis should emphasize any new conclusions which may be drawn from the candidate's own research.

If a thesis topic involves human or animal subjects, approval for the investigation must be sought from the Research Ethics Board (REB). Information about the procedures for receiving approval can be obtained from the Office of Research.

Six copies of the unbound thesis in final draft, typed in conformity with the following thesis format guidelines, must be submitted to the academic unit, three of which are forwarded to the dean of Graduate Studies. The three thesis copies must be in the Graduate Studies Office at least two weeks prior to the proposed date for the oral defence for master's students.