Laurier offers a unique graduate experience, including the opportunity to pursue research and scholarly interests in a personalized environment that fosters a high standard of academic excellence. Furthermore, Laurier's close proximity to other universities allows students access to a wide variety of research and scholarly opportunities, including joint programs and combined library resources. Our community of scholars ensures that recipients of Laurier masters and doctoral degrees are well-prepared to identify, to think critically about, and to contribute to the solving of problems and issues facing not just their discipline or profession, but society as well.
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Entry into graduate programs offered at Wilfrid Laurier University is competitive. Possession of the minimum requirements for entry does not guarantee admission. Proficiency in English, both written and oral, is essential to pursue graduate studies at Laurier (see the requirements concerning English proficiency).
For admission to a PhD program at Laurier, applicants must hold a masterís degree from a recognized university, with normally at least an A- average in all graduate work.
For admission to a masterís degree program at Laurier, applicants must normally hold a four-year honours bachelors degree, or equivalent from an approved university. Applicants must have a minimum of second-class honours or B standing or equivalent. An applicant who does not meet these requirements may apply for admission as a qualifying student.
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