Supervisor

METU Thesis Supervisor Assignment System

  1. Thesis sypervisors must be members of METU. Professors from other universities can be co-supervisors for METU theses.

  2. Master's students have to assign their supervisors at the end of their first semester. PhD students have to assign their supervisors at the end of their second semester. Their interactive course registrations will be approved by their supervisors following that semester.

  3. You can assign your co-supervisor through the same system. If the name of the co-supervisor is not on the list in the mentioned system, you can email sbetez@metu.edu.tr by providing us the necessary information about the co-supervisor you want to assign including the title, institution, and the email address. 

  4. A thesis supervisor must have supervised at least one master's thesis in order to be able to supervise a PhD dissertation.


Jury Assignment

In line with the decision of the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) taken on 25.12.2014 and YÖK's official letter sent on 15.01.2015:

  • Juries for the master theses

must be formed by three professors and at least one of the jury members must not be a METU member. According to the METU Rules and Regulations Governing Graduate Studies, if co-supervisors is a member of the jury, then jury must be formed by five professors.

  • Juries for comprehensive exams and PhD dissertations

must be formed by five professors, including the advisor and two professors who are not a member of METU.

  • Associate Members for the Jury

There must be two associate members for the jury. One of those must be a METU member and the other must be out of METU.

  • Juries are assigned by the decision of the board of the related graduate school. 
  • Students must defend their theses/dissertations within the one month period following the jury assignment.
  • Jury Assignment Form

Thesis Defence

After the thesis defence, Thesis Defense Report (Tez Sınavı Tutanak Formu (TSTF)) must be prepared. Departments must send this report to the GSSS within three business days. If student fails or a correction is given, a jury report must be added this document. This document must not be given to students.

Following the juries:

  • SUCCESSFUL:

    • TSTF is sent to the GSSS by the department.

    • Student completes thesis submission procedure (see the following section) within the one month period following the defense.

    • When all the procedures are completed, TSTF is sent to the Regsitrar's Office by the GSSS.

  • CORRECTION (EXTENSION):

    • Juries can give extension for correction for three months for Master's students and for six months for PhD students.

    • TSTF and Jury Report signed by the all jury members is sent to the GSSS within three business days.

    • TSTF and Jury Report are sent to the Registrar's Office by the GSSS with the approval of the Graduate School.

    • Students have to be registered to the each and every semester during this extension.

    • At the end of the extension, students defend their theses/dissertations before the same jury.

  • FAIL:

    • TSTF and Jury Report signed by the all jury members is sent to the GSSS within three business days.

    • TSTF and Jury Report are sent to the Registrar's Office by the GSSS with the approval of the Graduate School.

    • Registrar's Office dismiss the student.

Grade section of the TSTF must be filled out by the Jury.

Thesis Submission

All graduate students must follow the instructions below to complete the thesis submission procedures within one month at most after their thesis defense.

Thesis Manual

Template (It is a suggestion)

Reference Management Tool

Signature Page

Format Check List

  1. Prepare your thesis according to the rules specified in the Thesis Manual. Use 1.5 or 2 line spacing throughout your thesis and print it double-sided starting from the Plagiarism page (page iii.).

  2. The signature page of the thesis must be format-checked before collecting the professors' signatures. The full text of your thesis does not have to be ready for the format check of the signature page; you can get it checked separately. For the format check, please sent the page (.pdf) to sbetez@metu.edu.tr.

  3. After you pass your thesis defence successfully, send the .pdf your thesis, including the complete Turkish Summary reviewed in line with the suggestions of the jury, to sbetez@metu.edu.tr for the format check. GSSS will complete your format check in five business days and return the document to the student for the revisions.

  4. Following the format check, collect all the signatures (in blue ink) except that of the Director of the Graduate School and get your thesis bound. All the copies are to be submitted to the Thesis Office (Room 441) for the last signature; that of the Director. This process might take approximately one week. For queries about the status of your thesis, you may call the Thesis Office at +90 312 210 3701 or 7353.

  5. You must prepare at most 6, at least 3 copies of your thesis. One of these copies is to be submitted to METU Library. No copies are submitted to the Graduate School of Social Sciences. For information about the procedure of Thesis Submission to the Library, please click here.

  6. While submitting your thesis copies to the Thesis Office, you are expected also to submit the first page of the "Turnitin Similarity Index" report. This page must be signed by the Thesis Advisor with his/her title, name and surname on it. Similarity index may be at most 20%.

  7. While your thesis copies are at the Thesis Office waiting to be signed, you are expected to prepare the following documents:

    • YÖK Thesis Data Input and Publication Permit Form: (YÖK Tez Veri Girişi ve Yayımlama İzin Formu )

First register at https://tez.yok.gov.tr/UlusalTezMerkezi/sistemGiris.jsp and then fill in the Thesis Data Input Online Form. Then click on the Thesis Publication Permit Form; check all your data there; and be sure to register in the system. You do not have to bring the hard copy of the document. Please keep in mind that GSSS cannot submit your thesis/dissertation to the YÖK system if you do not complete this process.

    • E-Mail:

Save the full .pdf version of your thesis. The name of this .pdf document must only be the reference number provided to you by YÖK in the Thesis Data Input and Publication Permission Form. Send this document by e-mail to sbetez@metu.edu.tr. Please write "Referans No - MS/MA/PhD - Name Surname" in the subject part of the e-mail. Signature page must not be signed in this document.

    • METU Library E-Thesis Submission Form:

Go to http://etd.lib.metu.edu.tr/ on a computer that is connected to the internet through the campus network and then fill in the E-Thesis Submission Form.

Following the completion of the signature procedure:

  • Receive a signed copy of your thesis from the Graduate School and submit it to the Library. After your submission, library personnel will provide you with the E-Thesis Submission Form. Before submitting your thesis to the Library, you need to have filled in the E-Thesis Submission Form specified in article 7.

  • After completing all these steps, you need to bring METU Library E-Thesis Submission Form specified in article 7 to the GSSS Room 441 and/or 444.

  • Your graduation procedures will be initiated when this document submitted to the GSSS and .pdf document of your thesis, that was accepted after the format check, reached to the sbetez@metu.edu.tr address.

  • Theses/Dissertations can be secured by the decision of the board of the GSSS, which will follow the application of the advisor and the approval of the department, for not more than six months. To this end, petitions of advisors and students must be submitted to the related department and these petitions must be sent to the GSSS by the department. Defense date and the reason for request must be defined clearly in those petitions. Please keep in mind that board decision process might make up to two weeks.

  • According to the decision of the Executive Board of the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) taken on 13.05.2020, all graduate students of thesis programs and all academics must have an "Open Researcher and Contributor ID - ORCID" number and should register all of their publications. Please open an account in the https://orcid.org/ address and register your publications.


Graduation

GSSS reviews your documents when you submitted E-Thesis Submission Form and .pdf document of your thesis that was accepted after the format check. After this control, your TSTF will be directed to Registrar's Office with the approval of the Dean of the Graduate School. Registrar's Office reviews your documents and, if you fullfiled the graduation requirements, accepts your documents. This process can take a couple of days.

Only Registrar's Office is responsible for your graduation. GSSS cannot give documents regarding your graduation process.

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01/10/2020 - 13:36