The grading system for the thesis is the same as for all YSPH courses: Honors, High Pass, Pass, and Fail. The first reader and second reader each grade the thesis independently. Both grades are recorded on the transcript along with the thesis title.

Grading forms will be provided to all readers by the YSPH registrar. Students will be notified by email when their grades have been submitted. Final grades from both readers must be submitted to the YSPH registrar by May 1; otherwise, the student will be considered “thesis pending” and will not be allowed to participate in commencement.