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How To Apply: Graduate Studies

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1. Check your program requirements

Visit https://laurentian.ca/graduate-programs for a list of all graduate programs. Found a program that you are interested in? Click on the Program Details section to find information such as: admissions requirements, degree options and much more. 

 

Do you need a supervisor? 

For some Graduate programs you will need to secure a supervisor as part of your application process. You can find a list of programs, designations, deadlines and supervisor requirements in the "Supervisor Requirements and Deadlines" section at the bottom of this page. Visit the Graduate Program Page to find Faculty members appointed for your program. If you have questions about securing a supervisor, contact the program coordinator as listed on the program's page.

When contacting a supervisor, we ask that you make an effort to understand their research and current projects. Being professional and well-informed will increase your chances of securing a supervisor.

  • What research are they working on?

  • Do you have mutual colleagues?

  • Have you published papers in their field?

  • Are you fluent in a language the supervisor speaks?

  • Is your email concise and professional? 

Already Applied?

  Visit the myLaurentian Portal to check the status of your application and more.

4. Upload your supporting documents in the myLaurentian Portal

Complete your Application 

  • Upload all supporting documents for your application at my.laurentian.ca.
  • Click on the Reference tab and send your referees the reference form.

You can find the list of documents required to complete your Graduate application in the myLaurentian Portal. Be diligent in the identification and submission of required documentation as this is your responsibility as an applicant.

Additional Information

Graduate Diplomas

 

Degree Designation

Deadline:

F: Fall (September)
W: Winter (January)
SP: Spring (May)

Supervisor Required to Apply

Science Communication

G.Dip. F: March 1

No

   

Master's Degrees

Degree Designation

Deadline:

F: Fall (September)
W: Winter (January)
SP: Spring (May)

Supervisor Required to Apply

Architecture

M.Arch. F: February 1 No

Biology

M.Sc.

F: July 1

W: November 1

SP: March 1

Yes

Business Administration

MBA

F: July 15

No

Chemical Sciences

M.Sc.

On-going

Yes

Computational Sciences

M.Sc.

F: August 1

W: December 3

SP: April 15

Yes
Forensic Science MFS F: February 1 Yes

Geology (2 year research program) 

M.Sc.

F: August 1

W: December 1

SP: April 1

Yes

Geology - Mineral Exploration (1 or 2 year options)

M.Sc.

F: August 1

W: December 1

SP: April 1

No

History

MA

F: February 27

Yes

Human Kinetics

MHK

F: March 1

Yes

Humanities

MA

Ongoing

No

Indigenous Relations

MIR

F: April 15

Yes

Interdisciplinary Health

MA & M.Sc.

F: February 28

Yes

Engineering Science (formerly Natural Resources Engineering)

M.Eng. & M.A.Sc.

F: May 1

W: November 1

SP: March 1

Yes

Not required for Fast-Track M'Eng option.

Nursing

M.Sc.N.

F: February 1

Yes

Orthophonie

M.Sc.S.

F: January 15

Yes

Physics

M.Sc.

F: March 1

W: November 1

SP: January 1

Yes

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

M.Sc.N.

F: February 1

Yes

Psychology (Applied & Experimental)

MA

F: February 1

Yes

Science Communication

M.S.Com

F: March 1 No

Sciences infirmières

M.Sc.I.

F: February 1

Yes

Social Work

MSW

F: January 15

No

Sociology

MA

F: February 1 Yes

 

Doctoral Degrees

Degree Designation

Deadline:

F: Fall (September)
W: Winter (January)
SP: Spring (May)

Supervisor Required to Apply

Boreal Ecology

Ph.D.

F: February 1

Yes

Biomolecular Sciences

Ph.D.

F: February 1

Yes

Human Studies

Ph.D.

F: March 31

W: November 1

Yes

Materials Sciences

Ph.D.

F: February 1 Yes

Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

Ph.D.

F: August 1

W: December 1

SP: April 1

Yes

Engineering Science (formerly Natural Resources Engineering)

Ph.D.

F: May 1

W: November 1

SP: March 1

Yes

Rural and Northern Health

Ph.D.

F: January 31

Yes

Official 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 previously opened transcripts sent by the candidates. We do not accept faxed transcripts.

Foreign Transcripts

Graduate-level 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. Consult the next drop-down menu for further details on using WES.

The World Education Services (WES) credential evaluation is a comparison of your academic accomplishments according to standards in a Canadian post-secondary institution. This report allows Laurentian University to better understand and give credit for your educational background. Laurentian University requires* a Course-by-Course Evaluation for all Graduate level admissions.

The Course-by-Course Evaluation will do the following:

  • Identify and describe your previous post-secondary credentials

  • Verify that your credentials are authentic

  • Provide the Canadian equivalency of your credential and GPA

  • List all your courses and grades 

Applicants also have the option to upgrade to an International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP); WES will store your verified transcripts and evaluation report for easy sending to universities and approved licensing bodies at any time. 

Your WES report will be completed within seven business days of receipt, review, and acceptance of all documents by WES and payment in full. Please contact WES directly with any questions you may have about the evaluation process: https://www.wes.org/ca/contact-us/

How to Apply for & Submit a WES Report:

  1. Visit https://www.wes.org/ca/about-wes-credential-evaluation/ for more details on the process.

  2. We ask that you read all of the steps and follow the instructions as indicated by the World Education Services website.

  3. Visit https://www.wes.org/ca/required-documents/ to ensure that all required documents have been prepared and sent following the expectations of the World Education Services team.

  4. To start the process, visit https://applications.wes.org/createaccount.

  5. Please note that a Course-by-Course evaluation is required.

  6. Add Laurentian University as a receiving institution and WES will send your report to us electronically. You are not required to send the report in any other format if you select this option. 

  7. The overall cost of the WES report will be approximately $320 CAN ($245 for the WES evaluation, $35 to add Laurentian University as an institution and $7 for delivery charges, plus the 13% Harmonized Sales Tax in Ontario). Up to date fees can be found directly on the WES website. 

 

*The WES evaluation may be waived for candidates applying to programs through an approved Laurentian pathway or partnership. Contact admissions@laurentian.ca in order to find out if you are eligible for an exemption.

The language requirements for Laurentian University can be found under the international section of our website. The links below will take you there.

To find information regarding fees for the current academic year you can visit the Tuition & Support section of your myLaurentian account.

Information for students applying to graduate studies at Laurentian: