Minimum admission requirements

With the exception of the Special Individualized programs, all graduate programs offered by the university are attached to one of the university's three Faculties or the John Molson School of Business, under the general supervision of the Council of the School of Graduate Studies and its chair, the Dean of Graduate Studies.

The Dean of Graduate Studies is responsible for ensuring the quality of the admission of students to the doctoral, master's, diploma and certificate programs of the university on the recommendation of the Graduate Program Directors. Admission is based on an assessment of the student's qualifications for the proposed program of study and entails specific credit, course, thesis, and examination requirements, which vary from program to program

Academic requirements

You will find admission requirements set out in each program description.

Concordia University evaluates degree equivalencies upon receipt of an application.

GPA admission requirement

Minimum GPA requirements for graduate degrees are:

  • Doctoral programs require applicants to have completed a master’s/magisteriate (or equivalent) with high standing (e.g., with honours, or a GPA of at least 3.00)
  • Master’s programs require applicants to have completed a bachelor’s/baccalaureate (or equivalent) with high standing (e.g., with honours, or a GPA of at least 3.00)
  • Diploma and graduate certificate programs require applicants to have completed a bachelor’s/ baccalaureate (or equivalent) with high standing
     

Accelerated admission

Accelerated admission (fast-tracking) describes a process whereby exceptional students are admitted to PhD programs without a master’s/ magisteriate degree in the same discipline. Students who follow this process must show high academic performance or potential evidenced by an outstanding GPA, appropriate research publications in the field of study, a research topic at the master’s/ magisteriate level which is advanced enough for a doctoral thesis proposal, or other similar demonstrations of achievement.

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