The 2 non-thesis papers allow candidates to develop skills in research, criticism and academic writing in 2 projects that normally will be of smaller scope than a Master's thesis but larger and/or more professional than a seminar paper.
Topics may be developed from previous seminar work or from a special project, in which case the seminar instructor will normally be the paper advisor. The major paper should clearly demonstrate a significant advance in argument and/or scope of research beyond the output achieved in the seminar. Limited development of the work beyond seminar research is sufficient ground to request revision or assign a failing grade.
Anticipated possibilities for future use of research papers include publication, conference papers, and dossiers for grant applications and/or further graduate study.
Length of paper: 25-35 pages.
Beginning of final semester: Your Supervisor must submit the name of the second reader to Graduate Studies.
Apply to graduate (Minerva)
|Initial submission||Supervisor/second reader evaluation submitted to Graduate Studies||
|Winter||November 1||December 1||Within 2 weeks||January 1|
|Spring||February 1||April 1||Within 2 weeks||May 1|
|Fall||March 1||August 1||Within 2 weeks||September 1|
If the papers are delayed, fees for the subsequent semester will be charged and graduation delayed.
Tools for writing and research (including the Schulich School of Music style sheet)