Graduate Application Requirements

Deadlines

Application Deadlines by program can be found on our website. Not all programs have an intake every semester.

General Admission Requirements (All Programs)

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

Click here for application Intake and deadline information.

Applicants to this program normally should hold a four year Bachelor's degree that is the equivalent of a UNBC degree in Economics. Applicants do not need to identify a supervisor at the point of application. This program admits to course-based only. Students may be approved to transfer to a project or thesis after completion of 4 courses (at the discretion of the program).

Required Academic Background

Applicants normally should have a four-year undergraduate degree in Economics (or equivalent). We accept applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and other degrees may be considered. However, applicants should demonstrate a background (coursework) in Macro and Micro Economics at an introductory and intermediate level as well as prior coursework in Econometrics. Applicants who have not completed an Econometrics course equivalent to ECON 312 at UNBC will be required to complete this course as a part of their graduate degree if admitted. Because admission to this program is highly competitive, strong applications are those that include the necessary academic preparation for success in the degree.

Relevant Experience

In the online application, you will be asked to demonstrate any experience you have with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Private/Public Sector and volunteer work experience related to this degree. Review the degree requirements here for more details about this 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, 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. 

MA in Disability Management

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Currently, this program is offered for domestic students only, on a part-time basis (no full-time option) and by distance (online). Because we are not currently offering a full-time/on-campus option, we are not accepting applications from international applicants at this time. Domestic applicants must supply a Criminal Record Check search result after receiving an offer of admission and before the first day of classes. The search result is not required with the application. 

Some electives may be available on campus. Students are admitted to the comprehensive examination and may only request to transfer into a thesis one they have started their program. If a student is later permitted to complete a thesis, they will be required to travel to the Prince George campus to fulfill some of their thesis requirements. For more information, click here.

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. The program provides graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist labour, management, insurance providers, employers, and employees with the development of successful work-entry or return-to-work strategies for persons with disabilities and geared towards students interested in integrating the fields of economics, community health, social work, psychology, education, and business. A strong statement of interest will articulate how your interests and ambitions connect to the learning outcomes for the degree.

References

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

MA in English

Information about our MA in English program can be found here. This program can be completed via coursework and a major research paper/creative project or coursework and a thesis/creative thesis. The program offer two intakes (Fall and Winter). Our Fall intake admits students into both streams. Our Winter (January) intake is for coursework and major research paper/creative project students only. If you are intending to complete a thesis/creative thesis, you should apply for a Fall (September) admission.

Applicants must demonstrate a background in upper level (3rd and 4th year) literature studies coursework. Generally, applicants with a linguistics focused degree and no coursework in literature studies (or supplemental experience) are not competitive for admission. You will be asked to list your upper level coursework on your application.

Prospective Supervisor Identification

Applicants are not required to contact a supervisor or have the agreement of a prospective supervisor to review their application before applying. However, in your application, you will need to identify a faculty member whose research interests closely align with your own.  

Before applying, you should start by researching our faculty members so that you can identify someone you feel is a good fit for your interests. You can find information about our faculty members areas of research and expertise on member pages here. A strong application will link your interests to an active area of research/expertise in our program at UNBC.

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).

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. 

Click here for application Intake and deadline information.

MA in First Nations Studies

The UNBC MA program in First Nations Studies is a unique program based on a cohort system. Courses are offered face-to-face on Fridays and weekends, once a month at the Prince George campus with online meetings in between classroom times. Courses orient students to the points of view of First Nations people and communities as the starting point for description and analysis, theory and praxis, and contextualizes issues from this perspective. Our MA program proposes courses taught in First Nations communities, internships, and community-based research projects. Each student's program culminates in completion of either a thesis or major project.

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 (including your experience/knowledge specific to Canadian First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples), and a tentative selection of courses for the program you intend to take.

This degree also offers opportunities to engage with community - is this something you are comfortable with?  Please explain. 

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.

MA in Gender Studies

The Gender Studies MA program at UNBC offers the opportunity to work with scholars in a variety of disciplines who share a focus on women and/or gender as a category of analysis. Students can apply to complete either coursework and a major research paper or a thesis and you will be asked to indicate your preference at the point of application. However, the program will decide which pathway you are admitted to, if you are offered admission.

Click here for application Intake and deadline information.

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).

MA in History

Click here for application Intake and deadline information.

Information about our MA in History program can be found here. This program can be completed via coursework and a major research paper or coursework and a thesis/project. The program offer a Fall intake only.

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. Ideally, these will be academic references though the program may accept one suitable professional reference.  More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

MA in International Studies

Click here for application Intake and deadline information.

All students are normally admitted into a course-based program. Students wishing to transfer to a thesis- or a research paper-based program may apply to do so in accordance with program rules after completing 12 credit hours.  You can find information about this program here.

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.

MA in Political Science

The Political Science graduate program provides students with an advanced education in the discipline of Political Science at all levels including local, regional, national and international spheres. We specialize in comparative politics, political philosophy and Aboriginal-state relations, with additional specialties in other areas. Each student’s program of study is designed individually to meet his or her scholarly interests. Students have the option of completign a major research paper, thesis or project to meet graduation requirements and applicants are required to indicate their preference at the point of application. Find out more here.

Click here for application Intake and deadline information.

Degree Requirement for Admission

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.

Prospective Supervisor Identification

Applicants are not required to contact a supervisor or have the agreement of a prospective supervisor to review their application before applying. However, in your application, you will need to identify a faculty member whose research interests closely align with your own.  

Before applying, you should start by researching our faculty members so that you can identify someone you feel is a good fit for your interests. You can find information about our faculty members areas of research and expertise on member pages here. A strong application will link your interests to an active area of research/expertise in our program at UNBC.

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. Ideally, these will be academic references though the program may accept one suitable professional reference.  More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

Curriculum Vitae

You will be asked to upload 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.

MA or MSc in Interdisciplinary Studies

Click here for application Intake and deadline information. This program is delivered from the Prince George campus, but mode of instruction will vary depending on the individualized program of study and may be remote, in-person or a combination.

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 Cover Sheet

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.

MASc - Master of Applied Science in Engineering

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Degree Requirement

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

Acceptance to the MASc program is contingent upon prospective students finding a faculty member to serve as their supervisor.   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

Applicants are required to provide three letters of recommendation. Normally, at least two of the three letters, exclusive of any letter provided by an intended supervisor, must be from individuals who are able to comment on the applicant's academic and research potential, visit the Admissions section.

MEng (Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design)

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Degree Requirement

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

English Language Requirement

For entry into the Master of Engineering, Integrated Wood Design degree program, students who do not meet the exemptions indicated in Section 1.1 must fulfill the English Language Requirements outlined below.

Score requirements must meet one of the following criteria:
  • Duolingo English test Score of 115 or higher; or
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 7.0 overall, with not less than 6.5 in any of the four modules;
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 100 in the internet-based test, with not less than 25 in any of the Reading, Listening, Writing or Speaking components; or equivalent other TOEFL score; or
  • the equivalent Master of Engineering, Integrated Wood Design level on other test score accepted by the University.
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.

MBA - Master of Business Administration

The program is designed to allow professionals to complete their degree within two years while continuing to work full-time.  Admission is highly competitive and we encourage applicants to apply early.

The MBA program is offered at 3 locations. Our Vancouver and Prince George intakes accept both domestic and international applicants. The Grand Prairie offering is open to domestic applicants only.

Successful applicants will start their program in the course-based stream. There are a limited number of seats available to complete a project and well-qualified students who are succeeding in their program may request consideration for transfer into the project stream at a later date. Click here for application Intake and deadline information.

Required Degree and Experience

The program may consider exceptional admission for well-qualified domestic applicants who do not have a Bachelor's degree. International applicants must hold the equivalent of a Bachelor's degree (applicants without a degree will not be considered).

All applicants should have a minimum of three years of work experience in a managerial or professional position with at least three years direct management experience. This experience must be clearly articulated in your application and should include supervisory and operational decision making responsibilities (excluding any training period). These responsibilities must be at a medium level of people and informational complexity or higher, e.g; analyzing budget data, coordination the activities of subordinates. Satisfaction of this requirement, with respect to the above definition, should be confirmed by at least one of the applicant’s referees.

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

Click here for application Intake and deadline information. Admission to this program is highly competitive. We receive a large volume of applications and space in the program is limited. This degree is thesis-based and research-focused.

Prospective Supervisor Identification
  • Applicants are not required (or encouraged) to contact a supervisor or have the agreement of a prospective supervisor to review their application before applying.
  • In your application, you will need to identify a faculty member whose research interests closely align with your own.  Before applying, you should start by researching our faculty members so that you can identify someone you feel is a good fit for your interests.
Degree Requirements/Related Background
  • We accept applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and no specific degree is required. However, if you do not hold a Bachelor of Commerce or equivalent degree, you will need to demonstrate sufficient preparation in mathematics and statistics as well as demonstrating background preparation in your chosen area of MSc specialization (e.g., accounting, finance). More information can be found here.
  • You will also be asked in your application to list any related academic courses, training, skills and certificates. This is where you should address how you meet the requirements for success in the program outlined above.
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.

MEd in Counselling

This is a highly competitive program with limited available seats and is geared towards applicants with some relevant experience in the field. We prioritize admission for applicants:

  • For whom at least 2 years has pass since their Baccalaureate degree was awarded and
  • Have worked (paid or volunteer) in a helping capacity at a counselling-related or teaching-related setting since receiving their degree.

International applicants must ensure their application includes evidence of direct counselling experience (at least 2 years). Applicants should also consider that a high aptitude for written and spoken English is a core requirement to succeed in this program.

Click here for application Intake and deadline information.

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 and should speak how your interests fit with the learning outcomes of the degree.  prepare counsellors to provide professional services and leadership in counselling and psycho-educational programs offered in schools, post-secondary institutions, social service agencies, and community health organizations.

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. 

MEd Multidisciplinary Leadership

Applications are now open for a Fall 2023 intake (closing January 15, 2023). Please note that this program is currently undergoing a curriculum review. For more information, click here. Please contact the program with any questions you may have (education@unbc.ca).

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.

MEd Special Education

Applications are now open for a Fall 2023 intake (closing January 15, 2023). Please note that this program is currently undergoing a curriculum review. For more information, click here. Please contact the program with any questions you may have (education@unbc.ca).

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.

MSc in Health Sciences

This research-based Masters degree equips students for a thriving career in health research (including applications for PhD programs), and is well suited for established health professionals seeking a research-oriented program that will build on existing practice and skills.

Applicants must have completed an undergraduate course in statistics or biostatistics and an undergraduate course in research methodology to be considered for admission. Visit our program information for more details. Click here for application Intake and deadline information.

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.

Curriculum Vitae

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

Writing Sample

You will be asked to upload a sample of written academic work at the time of application.  This is usually a PDF copy of a thesis or paper submitted for coursework.

For International Applicants - Local Criminal Record Check

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

MSc in Psychology

The MSc in Psychology at UNBC is a research-focused degree that provides breadth in the substantive and methodological areas of Psychology, with a focus on health and human psychology. The MSc provides advanced research and experiential training so that graduates gain skills beneficial to academic and related areas. This is not a clinical-focused program.

Admission to this program is highly competitive. Applicants must have an Honours degree in Psychology or an undergraduate degree in Psychology (or a related field) with demonstrated research experience. Prior to applying, you must have been in contact with your prospective supervisor and received their consent to review your application. It is important to note that consent to review an application is not a guarantee of admission as a prospective supervisor may consider more than one candidate at a time and spaces are limited.

Click here for application Intake and deadline information.

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.

References

This program requires 3 academic references. Professional references are generally not accepted. More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

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

Note that these instructions are for students intending to complete a Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) program.  The MScN program with a thesis or project has different requirements and a separate application. If you already hold a MScN credential and are intending to complete coursework to augment your education, you should apply as a MScN FNP applicant. 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. However, you will find the program's application by selecting the "online" campus on our online application.

Entry to the program is highly competitive. Application packages should be carefully prepared to best represent the applicant for consideration by the selection committee. The MScN Family Nurse Practitioner program will complete a first-round review of applications following the November 15, 2022 deadline. References must be received in our office no later than December 1 and any outstanding application items received by that date in order to be included in the first round of assessments for admission. If spaces remain in the program, applications received by January 15, 2023 will be assessed (with a deadline of February 1, 2023 for any outstanding items or references).

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 British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (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.

Cultural Safety Course (within the previous two years prior to the semester of application)

You will be asked to upload a copy of proof of completion of a cultural safety course (e.g. San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training) completed within the previous two years prior to the semester of application). This upload is optional but completion of this certificate is required for admission and you are encouraged to include proof of completion at the point of application.

For International Applicants - Local Criminal Record Check

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

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

Note that these instructions are for students intending to complete a Master of Science in Nursing with a thesis or a project. The Family Nurse Practitioner MScN has different requirements and a separate application. If you already hold a MScN credential and are intending to complete coursework to augment your education, you should apply as a MScN FNP applicant. 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. However, you will find the program's application by selecting the "online" campus on our online application.

Prospective Supervisor Identification

Applicants are not required to contact a supervisor or have the agreement of a prospective supervisor to review their application before applying but in your application, you will be asked identify a faculty member whose research interests closely align with your own.  Before applying, you should start by researching our faculty members so that you can identify someone you feel is a good fit for your interests.

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.

Proof of Practicing Membership

You will be asked to upload evidence of active registration in the jurisdiction in which you will reside while taking the program. Note that annual documentation of current licensure is required while enrolled in the program.

For International Applicants - Local Criminal Record Check

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

MSW - Master of Social Work

Click here for application Intake and deadline information. Applications open October 10, 2022

The MSW program has developed a detailed website on how to prepare a competitive application. In addition to the admission requirements outlined at the start of this webpage and those on the application guide linked below, applicants to our MSW program must complete a supplemental application. Please note that MSW applicants are not required to secure supervisor agreement to review their application in advance and should not contact faculty members directly as a part of their application. Supervisors are assigned by the MSW program.

MSW Application Instructions and Supplemental Application

MSc in Biochemistry

Click here for application Intake and deadline information.

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. Ideally, these will be academic references though the program may accept one suitable professional reference.  More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

MSc in Chemistry

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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. Ideally, these will be academic references though the program may accept one suitable professional reference.  More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

MSc in Computer Science

Admission to this program is highly competitive. We recommend that applicants ensure they have a research interest that aligns with expertise in our Computer Science department and the agreement of a faculty member to consider their application prior to applying. We receive a large volume of applications and space in the program is limited. Click here for application Intake and deadline information.

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. Ideally, these will be academic references though the program may accept one suitable professional reference.  More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

MSc in Mathematics

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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. Ideally, these will be academic references though the program may accept one suitable professional reference.  More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

MSc in Physics

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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. Ideally, these will be academic references though the program may accept one suitable professional reference.  More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

MA in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (NRES)

Before submitting your application, we recommend you review the Natural Resources and Environmental Studies graduate studies website. Information about the MA program can be found here. The program has also published a detailed guide on how to prepare a strong application package. NRES has published sample statements of interest (with permission of the student): Statement of Interest Sample #1 and Statement of Interest Sample #2.

Click here for application Intake and deadline information.

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. Statement of Interest Sample #1 and Statement of Interest Sample #2.

Proposed Supervisor's Name

Having the agreement of a faculty member to review your application as a prospective supervisor is required to be considered for admission. Before you approach a prospective supervisor, we recommend you review our general guide "Tips for Finding a Supervisor" and the information on the NRES application guide website. Our faculty members receive a high volume of inquiries from prospective students so you'll want to make sure your approach is well thought out. You can find a listing of our NRES faculty members with information about their areas of expertise and research here.

In the online application, identification of proposed supervisor is required. There is also an optional upload section where you can include confirmation of willingness to review your application. This is normally an email from your prospective supervisor stating their agreement to review your application package. While not required, if you have this we do recommend you save the email as a PDF and include it with your application as this may expedite application review.

References

This program requires 3 references (exclusive of one from a proposed supervisor). Ideally, these will be academic references though the program may accept one suitable professional reference.  More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

MSc in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (NRES)

Before submitting your application, we recommend you review the Natural Resources and Environmental Studies graduate studies website. Information about the MSc program can be found here. The program has also published a detailed guide on how to prepare a strong application package. NRES has published sample statements of interest (with permission of the student): Statement of Interest Sample #1 and Statement of Interest Sample #2.

Click here for application Intake and deadline information.

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.  Statement of Interest Sample #1 and Statement of Interest Sample #2.

Proposed Supervisor's Name

Having the agreement of a faculty member to review your application as a prospective supervisor is required to be considered for admission. Before you approach a prospective supervisor, we recommend you review our general guide "Tips for Finding a Supervisor" and the information on the NRES application guide website. Our faculty members receive a high volume of inquiries from prospective students so you'll want to make sure your approach is well thought out.

In the online application, identification of proposed supervisor is required. There is also an optional upload section where you can include confirmation of willingness to review your application. This is normally an email from your prospective supervisor stating their agreement to review your application package. While not required, if you have this we do recommend you save the email as a PDF and include it with your application as this may expedite application review. You can find a listing of our NRES faculty members with information about their areas of expertise and research here.

References

This program requires 3 references (exclusive of one from a proposed supervisor). Ideally, these will be academic references though the program may accept one suitable professional reference.  More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

MNRES - Master of Science in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies

Before submitting your application, we recommend you review the Natural Resources and Environmental Studies graduate studies website. Information about the MNRES program can be found here. The program has also published a detailed guide on how to prepare a strong application package. NRES has published sample statements of interest (with permission of the student): Statement of Interest Sample #1 and Statement of Interest Sample #2.

Click here for application Intake and deadline information.

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. Statement of Interest Sample #1 and Statement of Interest Sample #2.

Proposed Supervisor's Name

Having the agreement of a faculty member to review your application as a prospective supervisor is required to be considered for admission. Before you approach a prospective supervisor, we recommend you review our general guide "Tips for Finding a Supervisor" and the information on the NRES application guide website. Our faculty members receive a high volume of inquiries from prospective students so you'll want to make sure your approach is well thought out.

In the online application, identification of proposed supervisor is required. There is also an optional upload section where you can include confirmation of willingness to review your application. This is normally an email from your prospective supervisor stating their agreement to review your application package. While not required, if you have this we do recommend you save the email as a PDF and include it with your application as this may expedite application review. You can find a listing of our NRES faculty members with information about their areas of expertise and research here.

References

This program requires 3 references (exclusive of one from a proposed supervisor). Ideally, these will be academic references though the program may accept one suitable professional reference.  More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (NRES)

Before submitting your application, we recommend you review the Natural Resources and Environmental Studies graduate studies website. Information about the PhD program can be found here. The program has also published a detailed guide on how to prepare a strong application package. Applicants must have a minimum 3.33/4.00 (or equivalent) cumulative GPA on graded graduate-level coursework to be considered for admission.

Click here for application Intake and deadline information.

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

Having the agreement of a faculty member to review your application as a prospective supervisor is required to be considered for admission. Before you approach a prospective supervisor, we recommend you review our general guide "Tips for Finding a Supervisor" and the information on the NRES application guide website. Our faculty members receive a high volume of inquiries from prospective students so you'll want to make sure your approach is well thought out.

In the online application, identification of proposed supervisor is required. There is also an optional upload section where you can include confirmation of willingness to review your application. This is normally an email from your prospective supervisor stating their agreement to review your application package. While not required, if you have this we do recommend you save the email as a PDF and include it with your application as this may expedite application review. You can find a listing of our NRES faculty members with information about their areas of expertise and research here.

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 (exclusive of one from a proposed supervisor). Ideally, these will be academic references though the program may accept one suitable professional reference.  More information on selecting referees can be found in the Admissions section.

PhD in Health Sciences

Applicants must have a minimum 3.67/4.00 (or equivalent) cumulative GPA on graded graduate-level coursework to be considered for admission. Click here for application Intake and deadline information.

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.

Curriculum Vitae

You will be asked to upload a current curriculum vitae with your application.

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.

References

This program requires 3 references exclusive of one from a proposed supervisor. Ideally, these will be academic references though the program may accept one suitable professional reference. For more information on selecting referees, visit the Admissions section.

PhD in Psychology

This program is not currently accepting applications.