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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
September 1, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Applying to the Program

Please note: Applications to the SJCE program are now closedfor the 2015/2016 year. Thank you all for your interest!

Applicants are expected to have a four year honours BA from a humanities, social science, natural science or interdisciplinary program, and a background in the concepts of social and environmental justice. Applicants should have a minimum B standing or equivalent. An applicant who does not meet these requirements may still apply for admission as a qualifying student.

Applications are reviewed by the SJCE Admissions Committee, which considers:

  • all prior university grades,

  • a statement of research interests related to the themes of social and/or environmental justice,

  • a writing sample, and

  • 2 academic letters of reference.

The committee then forwards their recommendations for admission to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, which determines the final offers of admission.

Proficiency in English usage, both written and oral, is essential to pursue graduate studies at Laurier. Applicants whose language of instruction during the undergraduate degree was not English, must furnish evidence of superior proficiency in English prior to admission.