Graduate students in the thesis option should select a thesis supervisor before the end of the second term of study. The thesis supervisor must be a faculty member from the School of Computer Science (SCS) who is also a member of OCICS. An advisor may have been declared on the Statement of Standing on Admission but is not the student’s supervisor until an official form has been signed. Typically, a professor who provides a Research Assistantship will become the student’s supervisor. They are also expected to advise the student on course selection. Some students may have co-supervisors. In such cases, at least one of the co-supervisors must be a faculty member from the School of Computer Science who is also a member of OCICS.

A Selecting an MCS Thesis Supervisor form must be submitted for approval before the student will be permitted to register in COMP 5905 Masters Thesis.

You may like to see the Graduate Supervision – Responsibilities and Expectations Policy document from FGPA to get a better understanding of the role of Thesis & Project Supervisor(s).

Note: New grad students may have the Graduate Director listed as their adviser. This is purely an interim measure while you search for a thesis supervisor. Before the end of your second term, you must have a supervisor in place.