PhD Finishing Up

Following completion of the SGS Final Oral Examination, SGS must recommend a PhD student for the PhD Degree.  In order for SGS to make this recommendation, the following items must be completed:


  1. The supervisor informs SGS via email that any required thesis corrections/modifications have been made.
  2. The student returns any items borrowed from the Department or their supervisor (e.g. keys, fobs, Health & Safety materials, etc.).
  3. PhD students submit their thesis online to SGS through TSpace (see Producing Your Thesis for information on how to format the document, as well as submission forms and uploading your final thesis through TSpace). The expectation is that all PhD theses will be published according to University of Toronto policies. In the rare case, when a thesis is also the subject of patent, we will consider embargoing a thesis for 1-2 years. A published thesis will not stop you from publishing a paper in a peer-reviewed journal. Students requesting an embargo must submit a  Restricted Release Form the Graduate Office.
  4. The student submits an electronic thesis to the Graduate Office.

Dates, Deadlines, Services

Please review SGS’s Program Completion page for information on relevant deadlines, final fees, producing and submitting your Thesis, graduation, convocation, and services available to you beyond graduation.