All documents related to the application process must be sent to or delivered to the addresses indicated below , with the exception of the audio sample which must be sent to email@example.com or delivered to the department (see below).
Supporting documents (i.e. Academic Assessment Forms and Reference Letters) can be submitted by mail or in person.
PO Box 2002, Station H
Deliver in person:
Graduate Admission Services
Birks Student Service Centre
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Statement of Purpose
One or two pages (maximum) in English, outlining the applicant's academic background and areas of interest, potential theses area (if applicable), and objectives in pursuing graduate studies.
Only 1 copy of all post-secondary studies is required. Transcripts in languages other than English or French must be accompanied by an English or French translation, issued by a certified translator. A minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.3 scale (77%) is required.
Complete and up-to-date.
Letters of Reference
Three letters must be submitted in signed, sealed envelopes. There is also an assessment form that should accompany each letter of reference. Applicants can collect the letters and mail them themselves or ask their referees to send them directly to the above address. Either way they must be signed and sealed when they arrive.
Brief speech (in Spanish) on the applicant’s experience as an undergraduate student (skills acquired in relation with graduate studies and/or for his/her professional career). The 5-minute voice sample (audio file) must be submitted in one of the following formats: MP3, iTunes, WMA. The file can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered to the Department at the following address:
Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West, suite H 663
1000-word writing sample in Spanish. The writing sample should be an academic work on any subject the applicant has accomplished in the past (for instance, a final essay for a course).
Applicants whose prior degrees are not from an English or French-language university are required to submit TEOFL scores. The minimum IBT TOEFL score is 80.
Proof of Citizenship
A legible photocopy of one of the following documents must be provided:
Canadian or Permanent Residents
Canadian birth certificate
Canadian citizenship card (both sides)
Permanent Resident of Canada card (both sides) or IMM-5292 form
Credits. A fully-qualified candidate is required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
Residence. The minimum residence requirement for the Master of/Magisteriate in Arts (Hispanic Studies) is three terms (one year) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
GPA Requirement. The academic progress of students is monitored on a periodic basis. To be permitted to continue in the program, students must obtain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 based on a minimum of 12 credits. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 are considered to be on academic probation during the following review period. Students whose GPA falls below 3.00 for two consecutive review periods are withdrawn from the program.
C Rule. Students who obtain a C grade in a course will be required to repeat the course or take another course to be chosen in consultation with the supervisor together with the Graduate Program Director. Students receiving more than one C grade will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for readmission. Students who receive another C grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program and may not reapply.
F Rule. Students who receive a failing grade in the course of their studies will be withdrawn from the program. Students may apply for readmission. Students who receive another failing grade after re-admission will be withdrawn from the program.
Time Limit. All work for a master's/magisteriate degree for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (4 years) from the time of initial registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (five years).
Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have accumulative GPA of at least 3.00.
Graduate students have access to several types of competitive funding in the form of fellowships, awards and assistantships from the Faculty of Arts and Science, its departments, and the School of Graduate Studies. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for Concordia University graduate fellowships, as well as awards from outside agencies. In addition, a limited number of teaching assistantships are available to qualified applicants undertaking full-time graduate studies.
Concordia Undergraduate Students Research Awards Program
The Offices of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies (OVPRGS) and Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs, are pleased to announce the continuation of the Concordia Undergraduate Student Research Awards (CUSRA) program for a second year. The CUSRA program provides funding to students in the fine arts, social sciences, humanities, engineering and computer science, business disciplines, and natural and health sciences. The goal of the awards is to stimulate interest in research, participatory research, or research-creation work that will complement undergraduate coursework and enhance preparation for graduate studies or research-related careers.
The Faculty of Arts and Science provides support, on a competitive basis, to graduate and undergraduate students who are traveling to present papers, posters or exhibits at academic conferences. Complete application dossiers should be submitted to the Department Administrator at least 2 weeks prior to the conference.