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Individualized Program (INDI) MA/MSc

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with high academic standing in a relevant disciplinary area or its equivalent.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

Only outstanding applicants will be considered. Interested candidates should immediately consult the Individualized Program’s (INDI) webpage to determine fields of study, potential supervisory committee members and other application procedures. Applicants should take note that entry to this program requires a clearly formulated program of study and the identification of a proposed supervisory committee as part of the application. (Doctoral applicants interested in pursuing a degree in inter-disciplinary studies in the areas of Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture should apply to the Humanities Doctoral Program).

The INDI Program Committee reviews all application material submitted by the applicant.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Individualized Program (INDI) Courses page for course descriptions.

Individualized Program (INDI) MA/MSc (45 credits)


credits of Coursework chosen from 600-level INDI study courses OR from any regularly scheduled graduate courses with permission of the INDI Director.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 9 credits in regularly scheduled graduate courses, including a research methodology seminar in their first or second year. The latter seminar explores methodological issues relevant to the principal area of the students research. It is chosen in consultation with the students principal supervisor from among the numerous courses in methodology offered by different departments at Concordia University.




INDI 687 Master’s Thesis Proposal (3.00)
INDI 690 Master’s Research and Thesis (24.00)

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  3. Residence. The minimum period of residence is 12 months of full-time study, or its equivalent in part-time study.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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