Graduate Admissions

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Apply to Graduate Studies

 

  1. Check your program requirements.

 

  1. Contact a supervisor (if required).

 

  1. Apply online.

 

  1. Receive a confirmation email from Laurentian.

  • Within 72 hours of applying, you will receive an important email from Laurentian’s Office of Admissions with information on accessing your myLaurentian Applicant Portal. You should receive this email within two business days of submitting your application to OUAC.

  • Didn’t receive the email? Check your email spam folder or contact info@laurentian.ca from the email address you used to apply.

 

  1. Access your Applicant Portal.

  • You have now applied to Laurentian,  while you wait for a decision, create your account on our Applicant Portal to ensure that you are aware of any supplemental information required for your application.

  • To activate your Applicant Portal, visit my.laurentian.ca and click the yellow bar “New to Laurentian”.

 

  1. Submit all required supplemental documents via the Applicant Portal.

  • Upload all required documents for your application at my.laurentian.ca.

  • Click on the Reference tab and send your referees the reference form.

 

  1. Admissions Decision.

  • The official admissions decision will be provided to you by the Office of Admissions via your Applicant Portal.

  • Please contact admissions@laurentian.ca should you have any questions.

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Applicants to Second-entry (graduate or undergraduate) level university programs, must arrange to have official transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions and must be received by the application deadline. For transcripts to be considered ''official'', they must be sent directly from the Registrar's Office to our Admissions Office, be imprinted with the school's seal and/or bear the appropriate signature. We will not use opened transcripts sent by the candidates. We do not accept faxed transcripts.

Applicants who have attended post-secondary institutions outside North America, must have their foreign transcripts and diplomas assessed by World Education Services (WES): www.wes.org/ca. We require a WES Credential Evaluation Report, including a Course-by Course Analysis. WES evaluations must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions, and must be received by the application deadline. Consult the next drop down menu for further details on using WES.

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

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

  • Identify and describe your previous post-secondary credentials

  • Verify that your credentials are authentic

  • Provide the Canadian equivalency of your credential and GPA

  • List all your courses and grades 

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

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

How to Apply for & Submit a WES Report:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Language Requirements

Requirements for Evidence of English Language Proficiency

If English is not your first language or mother tongue, you should provide evidence of your English language proficiency through one of the entry requirements or language tests below.

Academically admissible applicants who do not present appropriate English Proficiency Requirements will be automatically offered a conditional offer of admission based on completion of the English for Academic Preparation (EAP) program in Laurentian University’s Language Institute.   

English Proficiency Requirements

Minimum score/level

You have been educated in Canada and your first language is English, or you are a bilingual Francophone Canadian.

Equivalent of grade 12 academic English

Your 3 most recent years of full-time education were taught in a setting where English is the language of instruction for 100% of the time (excluding language courses) either in Canada or in another country.

Official transcripts indicating subjects taught, grades achieved, and language of instruction must be provided by your high school and/or post-secondary institution(s).

 

We will also consider official letters from your school’s principal or head of guidance verifying that all subjects (excluding language courses) were taught in English.

Enrolment in Laurentian University’s Language Institute.

Students are required to complete English for Academic Preparation (EAP) Level 3 or the University Preparation (UP) program.

Completion of one of Laurentian University’s partner pathway schools.


 

As per the Language Requirements as established in the individual agreements.

Note: English as a Second Language (ESL) programs do not qualify you for this exemption and cannot be included in the number of years of full-time education in an English-language school system.  IB and/or AP English courses also do not qualify for an exemption from the English language requirements.

 

English Proficiency Tests

Minimum score

Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) - Test Of English as a Foreign Language

Computer-based TOEFL (CBT) - Test Of English as a Foreign Language

88 overall


230 overall

IELTS Academic - International English Language Testing System

6.5 overall

No band lower than 6.0

Cambridge Assessment English

C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a Cambridge Score of 176 or more

CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment

70 overall

No part below 60

Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees - CanTEST

4.5 overall

No part below 4

PTE Academic - Pearson Test of English

60 overall

Note:  English language test scores are valid if completed within 2 years of when we review your application.

 

How to submit your English language test scores

We require official test scores sent by the testing agency directly to Laurentian University’s Office of Admissions. Faxes, email copies, and student copies of test scores are not accepted as official documents for admission. Students are also able to upload unofficial copies of their language score at my.laurentian.ca. However, this will result in a conditional offer of admission until the official document has been received.

 

Important notes

Your 3 most recent years of full-time education must be completed within 1 year of starting your studies.

The University reserves the right to revise or withdraw an offer of admission if you fail to meet the minimum English language requirements for the program to which you have applied.

The University reserves the right to revise or withdraw an offer of admission if you fail to present a language score at the time of application and present the score on a later date.

If you have completed your 3 most recent years of full-time education in an English-language school system and you also provide a failing English language test score, the University reserves the right to revise or withdraw your offer of admission or refuse admission.

The University reserves the right to request an English language test result from any applicant.

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

  • Three years of full-time study in a high school or post-secondary institution where French is the language of instruction (documentation must be provided by the student)
  • A minimum grade of C-1 (advanced) on the Test de connaissance du français (TCF), version for prospective students
  • A minimum score of C-1 at the written component of the Test d'évaluation du français (TEF)

Application Deadlines

Diploma Designation

Deadline

F: Fall
W: Winter
SP: Spring

Supervisor Required to Apply

Science Communication

G.Dip.

F: March 1 No
Degree Designation

Deadline:

F: Fall
W: Winter
SP: Spring

Supervisor Required to Apply

Architecture

M.Arch. F: February 1 No

Biology

M.Sc.

F: July 1

W: November 1

SP: March 1

Yes

Business Administration

MBA

F: July 15

W: November 1

SP: March 1

No

Chemical Sciences

M.Sc.

F: June 1

W: November 1

SP: February 1

Yes

Computational Sciences

M.Sc.

F: August 1

W: December 3

SP: April 15

Yes
Forensic Science MFS F: February 1 Yes

Geology (2 year research program) 

M.Sc.

F: August 1

W: December 1

SP: April 1

Yes

Geology - Mineral Exploration (1 or 2 year options)

M.Sc.

F: August 1

W: December 1

SP: April 1

No

History

MA

F: February 27

Yes

Human Kinetics

MHK

F: March 1

Yes

Humanities

MA

Ongoing

No

Indigenous Relations

MIR

F: April 15

Yes

Interdisciplinary Health

MA & M.Sc.

F: February 28

Yes

Engineering Science (formerly Natural Resources Engineering)

M.Eng. & M.A.Sc.

F: May 1

W: November 1

SP: March 1

Yes

Not required for Fast-Track M'Eng option.

Nursing

M.Sc.N.

F: February 1

Yes

Orthophonie

M.Sc.S.

F: January 15

Yes

Physics

M.Sc.

F: March 1

W: November 1

SP: January 1

Yes

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

M.Sc.N.

F: February 1

Yes

Psychology (Applied & Experimental)

MA

F: February 1

Yes

Science Communication

M.S.Com

F: March 1 No

Sciences infirmières

M.Sc.I.

F: February 1

Yes

Social Work

MSW

F: January 15

No

Sociology

MA

F: February 1 Yes
Degree Designation

Deadline:

F: Fall
W: Winter
SP: Spring

Supervisor Required to Apply

Boreal Ecology

Ph.D.

F: February 1

Yes

Biomolecular Sciences

Ph.D.

F: February 1

Yes

Human Studies

Ph.D.

F: March 31

W: November 1

Yes

Materials Sciences

Ph.D.

F: February 1 Yes

Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology

Ph.D.

F: August 1

W: December 1

SP: April 1

Yes

Engineering Science (formerly Natural Resources Engineering)

Ph.D.

F: May 1

W: November 1

SP: March 1

Yes

Rural and Northern Health

Ph.D.

F: January 31

Yes

 

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