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.

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.

Graduate Admissions

Laurentian University  has contracted with the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) to provide application processing services. When you begin the application process, you will be transferred to the OUAC website where you will complete and submit your application. You will be required to create an OUAC Account (if you do not already have one). You may have only one OUAC Account. Direct any application process questions to the OUAC. Once Laurentian has received your application, an acknowledgement letter will be sent with your student number and link to the Applicant Portal, where you will be required to submit reference information and supplemental application documentation, excluding 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.

Graduate Diplomas

Diploma Deadline

Science Communication

February 1st


Master’s Degrees

Degree Designation Deadline

Architecture

M.Arch. F: February 1st

Biology

M.Sc.

F: July 1st

W: November 1st

SP: March 1st

Business Administration

M.B.A.

F: July 15th

W: November 1st

SP: March 1st

Chemical Sciences

M.Sc.

F: June 1st

W: November 1st

SP: February 1st

Computational Sciences

M.Sc.

F: August 1st

W: December 3rd

SP: April 15th

Geology

M.Sc.

F: August 1st

W: December 1st

SP: April 1st

History

M.A.

February 27th

Interdisciplinary Health

M.A. & M.Sc.

F: February 28th

Human Kinetics

M.H.K.

March 31st

Humanities

M.A.

Ongoing

Indigenous Relations

M.I.R.

F: April 15th

Natural Resources Engineering

M.Eng. & MASc

F: May 1st

W: November 1st

SP: March 1st

Nursing

M.Sc.N.

February 1st

Orthophonie

M.Sc.S.

February 1st

Physics

M.Sc.

F: March 1st

W: November 1st

SP: January 1st

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

M.Sc.N.

February 1st

Psychology (Applied & Experimental)

M.A.

February 1st

Science Communication

M.S.Com

February 1st

Sciences infirmières

M.Sc.I.

February 1st

Social Work

M.S.W.

January 15th

Sociology

M.A.

February 1st

 

Doctoral Degrees

Degree Designation Deadline

Boreal Ecology

Ph.D.

February 1st

Biomolecular Sciences

Ph.D.

February 1st

Human Studies

Ph.D.

F: March 31st

Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

Ph.D.

F: August 1st

W: December 1st

SP: April 1st

Natural Resources Engineering

Ph.D.

F: May 1st

W: November 1st

SP: March 1st

Rural and Northern Health

Ph.D.

January 31st

Materials Sciences

Ph.D.

February 1st