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Supervisory and Examination Committees

Thesis Supervisory and Examination Committees

The supervision and examination of all graduate theses at Nipissing will be administered by the SGS. Regulations are as follows:

Thesis Supervisory Committee

Graduate students who have been approved to complete a Thesis will have a Supervisory Committee established with a minimum of two members: the supervisor(s) and an additional graduate faculty member from the program or cognate discipline, or an expert from within the field. Two faculty members on the same Supervisory Committee may chose to act as co-supervisors.

Thesis Examination Committee

The Examination Committee for all Master’s Thesis students consists of the Supervisory Committee plus an External Examiner, who shall be external to Nipissing University, and a Chair.

MRP Supervisory and Examination Committees

The supervision and examination of all graduate students writing a Major Research Paper (MRP) at Nipissing University will be administered by the SGS. No MRP will be accepted for submission to an Examination Committee before it is completed. The regulations are as follows:

MRP Supervisory Committee

Students who have been approved to complete a major research paper will have a Supervisory Committee established with a minimum of two members: the supervisor and an additional graduate faculty member from the program or cognate discipline, or an expert from within the field.

Master of Arts/Master of Science Examination Committee

The Examination Committee shall consist of the Supervisory Committee plus a third member, who shall be member of the graduate faculty external to the program (but preferably from a cognate discipline or field) and a Chair.

Master of Education: Examination Committee

The Examination Committee shall consist of the Supervisory Committee and shall be chaired by the Associate Vice-President Academic and Graduate Studies or Designate or the Graduate Chair’s or Graduate Program Coordinator's designate.

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