Graduate Application Requirements

Deadlines

Application Deadlines by program are listed in the Graduate Calendar in Section 1.0. Not all programs have an intake every semester. Some programs may accept late applications. If a program is accepting applications after the December 15 or May 1 deadline, the program will be listed in the available choices in the online application. Please note that applications submitted past the deadline will not be considered for awards.

*Please note: The MEd Multidisciplinary Leadership closes applications for all intakes (January, May and September) on November 15. The MEd Special Education closes applications for the September intake on November 1.

Application Checklist

To submit your application online, you will need:

  • Scanned copies of transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended (unofficial transcripts). Be sure to include both the front and back side of the transcript in your upload. International applicants should also ensure they upload an English translation if the transcript is not in English and their proof of degree. Official transcripts will be required if admitted (including notarized English translations as required). More information can be found on the transcripts page.
  • A statement of academic interest.
  • Name and contact information for your references (an institutional email address is required).
  • International applicants will also need to submit official English Language Requirement Test Scores (if required). For full details, please review the English Language Proficiency section of our website.

For information on awards, please visit the Scholarship, Bursary and Award Guide and the Graduate Awards Overview.

Please review the program specific requirements below for additional guidance before you apply.

Program Specific Requirements

MA in Development Economics

Applicants to this program normally should hold a four year Bachelor's degree that is the equivalent of a UNBC degree in Economics.

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take.  Please also include evidence of interest in Development Economics research.

Sample of Written Academic Work

You will be asked to upload a sample of written academic work at the time of application. This is usually a senior-level undergraduate essay or research paper (maximum of 10 pages).

References

This program requires 3 academic references. More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

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MA in Disability Management

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

References

This program requires 3 academic references. More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

For International Applicants - Local Criminal Record Check

You will be asked to upload a criminal record search from your local police authority. 

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MA in English

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. Also demonstrate evidence of interest in the M.A.’s areas of research specialization (Literature, Culture and Place)

Sample of Written Academic Work

You will be asked to upload a sample of written academic work at the time of application. This is usually a senior-level undergraduate research paper (maximum of 10 pages).

Proposed Supervisor's Name

This is required for the thesis and course-based MA English options. You will be asked to list the name of a faculty member who is willing to supervise you. For more information on identifying a proposed supervisor, visit the graduate supervisor section.

References

This program requires 3 academic references. More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

Creative Thesis Applicants

Permission to undertake a creative thesis will be at the discretion of the Program, and will require that an applicant submit a proposal along with a substantial portfolio of previous creative work (e.g., published writing, 8-10 pages of original poetry, 20-25 pages of prose (i.e., a short story or novel excerpt), a dramatic script or screenplay, or a combination of these genres). The proposal should outline the form, scope, and subject matter of the Creative Writing thesis. In addition, applicants must demonstrate some critical and theoretical awareness of the approach they plan to take for the creative thesis. 

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MA in First Nations Studies

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

Proposed Supervisor's Name

You will be asked to list the name of a faculty member who is willing to supervise you. For more information on identifying a proposed supervisor, visit the graduate supervisor section.

References

This program requires 3 references. More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

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MA in Gender Studies

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. The Statement of Interest should be between 500 and 750 words long. The most effective statements detail the applicant’s educational and professional history, academic interests and educational goals, and professional aspirations. Your Statement of Interest should also detail (1) how you believe UNBC’s Gender Studies MA aligns with your goals and (2) the specific coursework and research you hope to undertake whilst completing the program. If you do not have a background in Gender Studies, please explain the genesis of your interest in the topic, detail any volunteer or professional experience in the area, and describe any skills related to gender-based analysis and study.

References

Normally, at least two of the three letters of recommendation must be academic references (from individuals who are able to comment on the applicant’s academic and research potential). Three academic references are preferred. More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

Sample of Written Academic Work (maximum 10 pages).

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MA in History

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. Your statement should include an outline of your proposed program of study, including the research question you wish to address, its historical, historiographical, and methodological significance, and the sources you will use for this project.

Proposed Supervisor's Name

You will be asked to list the name of a faculty member who is willing to supervise you. For more information on identifying a proposed supervisor, visit the graduate supervisor section.

Sample of Written Academic Work

You will be asked to upload a sample of written academic work at the time of application. This is usually an excerpt of a thesis or paper (maximum of 10 pages).

References

This program requires 3 references. More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

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MA in International Studies

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. The Statement of Interest should be between 500 and 750 words long. The most effective statements detail the applicant’s educational and professional history, academic interests and educational goals, and professional aspirations. Your Statement of Interest should also detail (1) how you believe UNBC’s International Studies MA aligns with your goals and (2) the specific coursework and research you hope to undertake whilst completing the program.

Sample of Written Academic Work

You will be asked to upload a sample of written academic work at the time of application. This is usually a senior-level undergraduate essay or research paper (maximum of 10 pages).

References

Normally, at least two of the three letters of recommendation must be academic references (from individuals who are able to comment on the applicant’s academic and research potential). Three academic references are preferred. More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

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MA in Political Science

Applicants to the M.A. Political Science Program normally should have a four-year baccalaureate degree in Political Science. UNBC and the Political Science Program are committed to interdisciplinary co-operation, so students without undergraduate majors in Political Science may be admitted with special provisions made regarding course work and thesis research programs.

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

References

This program requires 3 references. More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

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MA or MSc in Interdisciplinary Studies

Applicants for the MA/MSc Interdisciplinary Studies Program should follow the Steps to Take in Arranging an Interdisciplinary Graduate Program.

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

Proposed Supervisor's Name

You will be asked to list the name of a faculty member who is willing to supervise you. For more information on identifying a proposed supervisor, visit the graduate supervisor section.

Research Statement

You will be asked to upload a research statement at the time of application. There is a document with information on the guidelines to follow when preparing your research statement.

Interdisciplinary Coversheet

You will be asked to upload a completed Interdisciplinary Studies Proposal Coversheet

References

This program requires 3 academic references. More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

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MASc - Master of Applied Science in Engineering

Applicants are required to hold a four-year Baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from a recognized institution in engineering or related area. 

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

Proposed Supervisor's Name

You will be asked to list the name of a faculty member who is willing to supervise you. For more information on identifying a proposed supervisor, visit the graduate supervisor section.

References

This program requires 3 references, 2 of which must be academic and cannot be from a proposed supervisor. For more information on selecting referees, visit the Admissions section.

Funding Worksheet

You will be asked to upload a completed Graduate Student Funding Information Sheet

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MEng (Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design)

Applicants are required to hold a four-year (120 credit hours) baccalaureate degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized institution.

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

References

This program requires 3 academic references. More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

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MBA - Master of Business Administration

Applicants should have a minimum of three years of work experience in a managerial or professional position. 

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying. Also, describe yourself, emphasizing your strengths and weaknesses and any major influences that have shaped your interests; describe how the MBA Program can help you achieve your career goals; and how you can contribute - with your background and experience – to your peer group learning environment within the UNBC MBA Program. Applicants should clearly indicate how they satisfy the minimum requirements for managerial/professional experience and leadership/decision making responsibility.

Detailed Resume/Curriculum Vitae

You will be asked to upload a detailed resume or a curriculum vitae (CV) as part of the application. For information on what should be included in your resume/CV, visit the Professional Background page in the commerce section. 

MBA Supplemental Information

You will need to answer some short answer questions as part of the application.

References

This program requires 3 references. The referees can be academics, colleagues, supervisors or significant clients. At least one referee should confirm that the applicant satisfies the minimum requirement for managerial/professional experience with supervisory and operational decision making responsibilities.For more information on selecting referees, visit the Admissions section.

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MScBA - Master of Science in Business Administration

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

References

This program requires 3 academic references. More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

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MEd in Counselling

Priority will be given to those applicants applying for the MEd Counselling specialization who have (a) graduated with a Baccalaureate degree a minimum of two years prior to the admission date to which they are applying, and (b) obtained some paid or unpaid work experience in a helping capacity at a counselling-related or teaching-related setting since receiving their Baccalaureate degree.

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, you must ensure you answer the questions found in theMasters of Education in Counseling Statement of Interest document. Your statement of interest should be 3-5 pages double spaced. 

Detailed Resume/Curriculum Vitae

You will be asked to upload a detailed resume or a curriculum vitae (CV) as part of the application. Please indicate the number of hours in each employment or volunteer position with a list of any scholarships or publications.

References

This program requires 3 academic references. More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

For International Applicants - Local Criminal Record Check

You will be asked to upload a criminal record search from your local police authority. 

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MEd Multidisciplinary Leadership

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

References

This program requires 3 academic references. More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

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MEd Special Education

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

References

This program requires 3 academic references. More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

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MSc in Health Sciences

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

Proposed Supervisor's Name

You will be asked to list the name of a faculty member who is willing to supervise you. For more information on identifying a proposed supervisor, visit the graduate supervisor section.

References

This program requires 3 academic references. More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

For International Applicants - Local Criminal Record Check

You will be asked to upload a criminal record search from your local police authority. 

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MSc in Psychology

Applicants must have an Honours degree in Psychology or an undergraduate degree in Psychology (or a related field) with research experience.

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

Proposed Supervisor's Name

You will be asked to list the name of a faculty member who is willing to supervise you. For more information on identifying a proposed supervisor, visit the graduate supervisor section.

Detailed Resume/Curriculum Vitae

You will be asked to upload a detailed resume or a curriculum vitae (CV) as part of the application. 

Sample of Written Academic Work

You will be asked to upload a sample of written academic work at the time of application. This is usually a thesis or paper submitted for course work (maximum of 10 pages).

References

This program requires 3 academic references. More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

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MScN  - Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner)

Applicants must have access to a computer with high speed internet, and must be willing and able to travel when and as needed to UNBC’s Prince George Campus or Regional Centers for face-to-face instruction, as well as to clinical practice sites around the province for clinical instruction.

Entry to the program is highly competitive. Application packages should be carefully prepared to best represent the applicant for consideration by the selection committee.

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, keep in mind that the statement of academic interest is a scholarly document that best represents an applicant and their writing skills and includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Motivation for applying to undertake a MScN FNP program
  • Readiness and preparation to undertaken a MScN FNP program
  • NP Practice interests and goals
  • Demonstration of fit of academic and professional interests and goals with the UNBC MScN FNP Program
  • Clear statement of a research topic/area of interest within the Nurse Practitioner discipline for the integrative literature review which is the capstone project for the Program
Professional Curriculum Vitae

You will be asked to upload a a professional curriculum vitae (CV) as part of the application that best represents the applicant and demonstrates at least 2 years full time practice experience following completion of their Bachelor’s Degree. 

Proof of Practicing Membership

You will be asked to upload a copy of your current BCCNM registration.

References

This program requires 3 references, 2 academic referees and 1 from a supervising health professional in your most recent practice setting. If you have been out of an academic program for more than 10 years, you may replace one or more academic referees with references from supervising health professionals in recent practice settings ensuring that one or more are from your current practice setting. Referees should not include friends, peers/co-workers or family. For more information on selecting referees, visit the Admissions section.

For International Applicants - Local Criminal Record Check

You will be asked to upload a criminal record search from your local police authority. 

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MScN - Master of Science in Nursing (Thesis or Project)

Applicants must have access to a computer with high speed internet and must be willing and able to travel to UNBC’s Prince George Campus or Regional Centers for face-to-face instruction.

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. Your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. Also include your area of research interest within the Nursing field, the reason for pursuing this type of degree, and where you hope to practice.

Nursing Practice Resume or Curriculum Vitae

You will be asked to upload a a professional curriculum vitae (CV) as part of the application.

References

This program requires 3 references, 2 academic referees and 1 from a supervising health professional in your most recent practice setting. If you have been out of an academic program for more than 10 years, you may replace one or more academic referees with references from supervising health professionals in recent practice settings ensuring that one or more are from your current practice setting. Referees should not include friends, peers/co-workers or family. For more information on selecting referees, visit the Admissions section.

For International Applicants - Local Criminal Record Check

You will be asked to upload a criminal record search from your local police authority. 

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MSW - Master of Social Work

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. Your academic interests and ambitions and reasons for applying.

MSW Supplementary Application Form

You will be asked to upload a completed MSW Supplementary Application Form 

References

This program requires 3 references, 2 academic referees and 1 professional referee. For more information on selecting referees, visit the Admissions section.

For International Applicants - Local Criminal Record Check

You will be asked to upload a criminal record search from your local police authority. 

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MSc in Biochemistry

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

Proposed Supervisor's Name

You will be asked to list the name of a faculty member who is willing to supervise you. For more information on identifying a proposed supervisor, visit the graduate supervisor section.

References

This program requires 3 references, 2 academic referees and 1 professional referee; exclusive of one from a proposed supervisor.  For more information on selecting referees, visit the Admissions section.

Funding Worksheet

You will be asked to upload a completed Graduate Student Funding Information Sheet

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MSc in Chemistry

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

Proposed Supervisor's Name

You will be asked to list the name of a faculty member who is willing to supervise you. For more information on identifying a proposed supervisor, visit the graduate supervisor section.

References

This program requires 3 references, 2 academic referees and 1 professional referee; exclusive of one from a proposed supervisor.  For more information on selecting referees, visit the Admissions section.

Funding Worksheet

You will be asked to upload a completed Graduate Student Funding Information Sheet

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MSc in Computer Science

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

Proposed Supervisor's Name

You will be asked to list the name of a faculty member who is willing to supervise you. For more information on identifying a proposed supervisor, visit the graduate supervisor section.

References

This program requires 3 references, 2 academic referees and 1 professional referee; exclusive of one from a proposed supervisor.  For more information on selecting referees, visit the Admissions section.

Funding Worksheet

You will be asked to upload a completed Graduate Student Funding Information Sheet

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MSc in Mathematics

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

Proposed Supervisor's Name

You will be asked to list the name of a faculty member who is willing to supervise you. For more information on identifying a proposed supervisor, visit the graduate supervisor section.

References

This program requires 3 references, 2 academic referees and 1 professional referee; exclusive of one from a proposed supervisor.  For more information on selecting referees, visit the Admissions section.

Funding Worksheet

You will be asked to upload a completed Graduate Student Funding Information Sheet

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MSc in Physics

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

Proposed Supervisor's Name

You will be asked to list the name of a faculty member who is willing to supervise you. For more information on identifying a proposed supervisor, visit the graduate supervisor section.

References

This program requires 3 references, 2 academic referees and 1 professional referee; exclusive of one from a proposed supervisor.  For more information on selecting referees, visit the Admissions section.

Funding Worksheet

You will be asked to upload a completed Graduate Student Funding Information Sheet

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MA in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (NRES)

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

Proposed Supervisor's Name

You will be asked to list the name of a faculty member who is willing to supervise you. For more information on identifying a proposed supervisor, visit the graduate supervisor section.

References

This program requires 3 references, 2 academic referees and 1 professional referee; exclusive of one from a proposed supervisor.  For more information on selecting referees, visit the Admissions section.

Funding Worksheet

You will be asked to upload a completed Graduate Student Funding Information Sheet

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MSc in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (NRES)

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

Proposed Supervisor's Name

You will be asked to list the name of a faculty member who is willing to supervise you. For more information on identifying a proposed supervisor, visit the graduate supervisor section.

References

This program requires 3 references, 2 academic referees and 1 professional referee; exclusive of one from a proposed supervisor.  For more information on selecting referees, visit the Admissions section.

Funding Worksheet

You will be asked to upload a completed Graduate Student Funding Information Sheet

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MNRES - Master of Science in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

Proposed Supervisor's Name

You will be asked to list the name of a faculty member who is willing to supervise you. For more information on identifying a proposed supervisor, visit the graduate supervisor section.

References

This program requires 3 references, 2 academic referees and 1 professional referee; exclusive of one from a proposed supervisor.  For more information on selecting referees, visit the Admissions section.

Funding Worksheet

You will be asked to upload a completed Graduate Student Funding Information Sheet

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PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (NRES)

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

Proposed Supervisor's Name

You will be asked to list the name of a faculty member who is willing to supervise you. For more information on identifying a proposed supervisor, visit the graduate supervisor section.

Sample of Written Academic Work

You will be asked to upload a sample of written academic work at the time of application.  A copy of a thesis or paper submitted for coursework (maximum of 10 pages).

References

This program requires 3 references, 2 academic referees and 1 professional referee; exclusive of one from a proposed supervisor.  For more information on selecting referees, visit the Admissions section.

Funding Worksheet

You will be asked to upload a completed Graduate Student Funding Information Sheet

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PhD in Health Sciences

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

Proposed Supervisor's Name

You will be asked to list the name of a faculty member who is willing to supervise you. For more information on identifying a proposed supervisor, visit the graduate supervisor section.

Sample of Written Academic Work

You will be asked to upload a sample of written academic work at the time of application.  A copy of a thesis or paper submitted for coursework (maximum of 10 pages).

References

This program requires 3 references, 2 academic referees and 1 professional referee; exclusive of one from a proposed supervisor.  For more information on selecting referees, visit the Admissions section.

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PhD in Psychology

Statement of Interest

This is uploaded at the time of application so have it ready before you start your application. In preparing your statement of interest, please ensure you include your academic interests and ambitions, reasons for applying, and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take. 

Proposed Supervisor's Name

You will be asked to list the name of a faculty member who is willing to supervise you. For more information on identifying a proposed supervisor, visit the graduate supervisor section.

Sample of Written Academic Work

You will be asked to upload a sample of written academic work at the time of application.  A copy of a thesis or paper submitted for coursework (maximum of 10 pages).

References

This program requires 3 references, 2 academic referees and 1 professional referee; exclusive of one from a proposed supervisor.  For more information on selecting referees, visit the Admissions section.

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