|ADMISSION LEVELS |
Master's Qualifying Admission (M1): An applicant who holds a three-year degree in the discipline to which s/he is applying, or a four-year degree in another discipline, may be admitted as a qualifying student, with a recommendation for advancement to the M2 level contingent upon completion of a prescribed set of qualifying courses, with a minimum grade as specified by the program. Since qualifying students are not candidates for a degree, a qualifying student is not considered a graduate student.
Regular Admission (M2): Applicants who hold a four-year degree or equivalent in the discipline to which they are seeking admission may be admitted to this level.
Transitional Admission (M2): An applicant who holds a four-year degree, but not one in the discipline to which s/he is applying, may be admitted to a Master's program as a transitional student. Transitional students are normally required to complete a program of no more than five specified undergraduate courses in addition to the graduate courses required of regular students. Upon completion of these extra courses, with a minimum grade as specified by the program, the student may continue in the Master's program as a regular student.
Probationary Admission (M2): An applicant who does not meet the minimum departmental program admission requirements, but who can present evidence of leadership, and/or substantial related work experience, may be considered for probationary admission upon the recommendation of the program. Students who are accepted on probation will be required to satisfactorily complete a minimum of two specified graduate courses, in addition to any other admission requirements, before conditions are waived. During the probationary period, no other graduate courses may be taken. A student will not normally continue on probationary admission for more than two terms. Graduate credit will be given for the graduate courses after the conditions are waived. The final decision on probationary admission rests with the Faculty of Graduate Studies .
Ph.D.: Applicants who hold a Master's degree or, in exceptional cases, a four-year Bachelor's degree, may be admitted to this level.