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Master's Degrees:

To be considered for admission, students require an appropriate bachelor's degree at the Honours level, or its Canadian equivalent, with second class standing (70% overall average.) Individual departments may require a higher average, visit the program's Admissions Requirements page for further details.

Students not meeting the admissions requirements may be eligible to complete a full qualifying year before being considered for admission to a master's program. Successful completion of courses during a qualifying year does not ensure automatic admission to a master's program.

 

Doctoral Degrees:

To be considered for admission, students require an appropriate master's degree, or its Canadian equivalent, with second class standing (70% overall average.) Individual departments may require a higher average, visit the program's Admissions Requirements page for further details.*

*Note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

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Language Requirements

For admission to a degree program, a student must meet one of the language requirements listed below in addition to the academic requirements:

  • Laurentian University English for Academic Preparation (EAP) Level 3 with a minimum score of 70% or University Preparation (UP) with a minimum score of 65%
     
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (minimum score: 230 computer-based, 88 Internet-based)
     
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic)(6.5 minimum overall for direct academic entry with no band score lower than 6)
     
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) (minimum score: 80)
     
  • Cambridge Assessment English: C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a Cambridge English Score of 176 or more.
     
  • Three years of full time senior-level studies in an English-language secondary school or post-secondary institution (official documents required) (evaluated on an individual basis; at the Admissions Committee's discretion)

To be admitted to a program offered in French or a bilingual program, a student must meet one of the following criteria:
 

  • Three years of full-time study in a high school or post-secondary institution where French is the language of instruction (documentation must be provided by the student)
     
  • A minimum grade of B-2 (intermediate-advanced) on the Test de connaissance du français (TCF), version for prospective students
     
  • A minimum score of 14/20 (B2) at the written component of the Test d'évaluation du français (TEF)
     
  • A minimum score of 750 (out of 990) on the Test du français international (TFI)

Transcripts

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.

Application Deadlines

Diploma Deadline

Science Communication

F: March 1

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.

F: February 27

Human Kinetics

M.H.K.

F: March 1

Humanities

M.A.

Ongoing

Indigenous Relations

M.I.R.

F: April 15

Interdisciplinary Health

M.A. & M.Sc.

F: February 28

Natural Resources Engineering

M.Eng. & MASc

F: May 1

W: November 1

SP: March 1

Nursing

M.Sc.N.

F: February 1

Orthophonie

M.Sc.S.

F: January 15

Physics

M.Sc.

F: March 1

W: November 1

SP: January 1

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

M.Sc.N.

F: February 1

Psychology (Applied & Experimental)

M.A.

F: February 1

Science Communication

M.S.Com

F: March 1

Sciences infirmières

M.Sc.I.

F: February 1

Social Work

M.S.W.

F: January 15

Sociology

M.A.

F: February 1
Degree Designation Deadline

Boreal Ecology

Ph.D.

F: February 1

Biomolecular Sciences

Ph.D.

F: February 1

Human Studies

Ph.D.

F: March 31

W: November 1

Materials Sciences

Ph.D.

F: February 1

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.

F: January 31