Non-Defendable Project/Practicum Completion Process

This page provides information on the process and the names of the necessary forms for completing a non-defendable Master's Project at UNBC.

Please note: throughout this page, Project also refers to Major Research Paper.

Timeline for Non-Defendable Projects/Practicums

6 Months Prior to Completion

Begin preparing your final project using the "UNBC Formatting Guidelines for Dissertations, Theses, Projects or Practicum Reports" (including Major Research Papers).

6 month Requirements for Defendable and Non-Defendable Requests

If you have not already done so, complete the "Application for Graduation" form.

4 Weeks Prior to Completion

If your supervisory committee is in agreement that your project is ready for completion, then proceed with the rest of this checklist.

Ensure you are registered for the semester you are planning to complete in.  You must be registered in the semester you plan to complete your project in, and you must have maintained continuous registration throughout your graduate studies.

3 Weeks Prior to Completion

Please submit the "Notice of Non-Defendable Project/Practicum Pending Completion" form.

POST Completion of your Project

Following Completion of your Project:
Submit a final PDF copy of your Project/Practicum and the Distribution License by email to the Office of Graduate Programs at