A master's degree in the Individualized Program (INDI) allows you to design your own research goals in areas not covered by existing programs and to explore topics outside traditional research boundaries. Under the mentorship of a supervisory committee, you will use concepts and methodologies from various fields to examine a unique research problem. Some examples of subjects our students are currently exploring include game studies, preventive health and synthetic biology. Montreal's status as a hub for innovation and culture provides the ideal backdrop for you to tailor your own academic program and research goals. With access to a wide range of research units, you will join a diverse community of self-driven students who have found success in a variety of careers within and outside of academia.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
18 credits – Coursework
INDI 600–619 - Master’s Level Studies (6 credits)
INDI 620–639 - Master’s Level Studies (3 credits)
INDI 640–684 - Master’s Level Studies (variable credits)
INDI 686 - Special Topics (3 credits)
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 student's research. It is chosen in consultation with the student's principal supervisor from among the numerous courses in methodology offered by different departments at Concordia University.
3 credits – Master’s Thesis Proposal
INDI 687 - Master’s Thesis Proposal (3 credits)
24 credits – Master’s Research and Thesis
INDI 690 - Master’s Research and Thesis (24 credits)
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 Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
Tuition & funding
The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.
Competitive funding packages in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.