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Application Submission and Assessment 

Please note, the application process and the uploading of supplemental documentation, which includes references, typically takes two weeks. To avoid disappointment, please apply early.

If the program is not full following the first round of applications, we will continue to accept applications until the program is full.

Visit our Graduate Admissions Toolkit for more information about applying.

Application Checklist

After you have submitted your OUAC application, paid the non-refundable application fee, and Laurier has received your application, you'll receive an email from gradadmissions@wlu.ca advising you to upload the additional required documentation to Laurier’s Online Registration & Information System (LORIS).

An application for admission to our Master of Applied Politics program must include:

  • The Application Summary, which is generated after you complete your OUAC application (log back in to OUAC to retrieve it).
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.
  • A completed statement of intent.
  • A resume of your academic and work experience. Include a history of your publication and scholarly paper activity and any other information you feel will interest the admissions committee.
  • A sample of your scholarly writing (8-10 pages in length or longer), preferably from a third- or fourth-year undergraduate course.
  • Completed reference forms. Two academic references are required. Note: Reference forms are electronically submitted to Laurier by the referee and do not need to be uploaded.

Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential to graduate studies at Laurier. Applicants whose language of instruction during their previous postsecondary education was not in English must submit evidence of proficiency in English. If applicable, results from accepted testing services must be uploaded LORIS.

Important Dates

  • January 31: First consideration deadline
  • April 30: Application deadline (international applicants)
  • August 15: Application deadline (domestic applicants)

Contact Us:

Want to Know More?

E: aperrella@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x2719

General Inquiries

E: spalmer@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3374

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