Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions Requirements

To be admitted, students should normally hold an appropriate bachelor's degree at the Honours level, or its equivalent, with at least second class standing (70% average of all courses)*. Students with a general degree will need to complete a full qualifying year beyond the general degree before being considered. To enter a qualifying year, students should have at least a second-class standing in their major subject. Successful completion of courses during a qualifying year does not ensure automatic admission to a graduate program, nor does meeting minimum requirements.

* Individual departments may require a higher average.

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General admission requirements include three letters of reference, a resume, statement of intent and official transcripts. For program specific admission requirements, please visit the requirements tab for your program of choice using the links below.

Applicants to Second-entry (graduate or undergraduate) level university programs, must arrange to have official transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions and must be received by the application deadline. For transcripts to be considered ''official'', they must be sent directly from the Registrar's Office to our Admissions Office, be imprinted with the school's seal and/or bear the appropriate signature. We will not use opened transcripts sent by the candidates. We do not accept faxed transcripts.

Applicants who have attended post-secondary institutions outside North America, must have their foreign transcripts and diplomas assessed by World Education Services (WES): www.wes.org/ca. We require a WES Credential Evaluation Report, including a Course-by Course Analysis. WES evaluations must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions, and must be received by the application deadline.

Graduate Diplomas

Diploma Deadline

Science Communication

March 1


Master’s Degrees

Degree Designation Deadline

Architecture

M.Arch. F: February 1

Biology

M.Sc.

F: July 1

W: November 1

SP: March 1

Business Administration

M.B.A.

F: July 15

W: November 1

SP: March 1

Chemical Sciences

M.Sc.

F: June 1

W: November 1

SP: February 1

Computational Sciences

M.Sc.

F: August 1

W: December 3

SP: April 15

Geology

M.Sc.

F: August 1

W: December 1

SP: April 1

History

M.A.

February 27

Interdisciplinary Health

M.A. & M.Sc.

F: February 28

Human Kinetics

M.H.K.

March 31

Humanities

M.A.

Ongoing

Indigenous Relations

M.I.R.

F: April 15

Natural Resources Engineering

M.Eng. & MASc

F: May 1

W: November 1

SP: March 1

Nursing

M.Sc.N.

February 1

Orthophonie

M.Sc.S.

February 1

Physics

M.Sc.

F: March 1

W: November 1

SP: January 1

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

M.Sc.N.

February 1

Psychology (Applied & Experimental)

M.A.

February 1

Science Communication

M.S.Com

February 1

Sciences infirmières

M.Sc.I.

February 1

Social Work

M.S.W.

January 15

Sociology

M.A.

February 1

 

Doctoral Degrees

Degree Designation Deadline

Boreal Ecology

Ph.D.

February 1

Biomolecular Sciences

Ph.D.

February 1

Human Studies

Ph.D.

F: March 31

Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

Ph.D.

F: August 1

W: December 1

SP: April 1

Natural Resources Engineering

Ph.D.

F: May 1

W: November 1

SP: March 1

Rural and Northern Health

Ph.D.

January 31

Materials Sciences

Ph.D.

February 1