graduate studies       admissions 2011-2012
York is Canada’s leading interdisciplinaryresearch and teaching universityAt York University, collaborative research and d...
Exploring graduate school?Discover York!Whether you love research and want to explore that burning question that piqued yo...
Research & innovationMake York your choice                                                   discussion and policy develop...
Joint programsStudents can pursue joint and combined programs within YorkUniversity as well as through partnerships with o...
Financial supportCompetitive graduate funding                                            Special note for international st...
Housing, services & facilitiesHousing arrangements                                                    Services for student...
Master’s, doctoral and professional programsYork offers master’s degree programs that can be completed by        Dance: MA...
Études françaises: MA                                             Interdisciplinary Studies: MATélé : 416-736-2100 poste 8...
Master’s, doctoral and professional programsPhilosophy: MA, PhD                            Science & Technology Studies: M...
Graduate diploma programsIf you qualify for a master’s or doctoral degree program in theFaculty of Graduate Studies, you’l...
Admission informationMinimum admission requirements                                           Application instructionsTo b...
Transcripts• You must send two official transcripts for every postsecondary  institution you have attended. To be consider...
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MAKING THE GRADE: A minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of “B” is required and is assessed over the last two years  ...
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MAKING THE GRADE: A minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of “B” is required and is assessed over the last two years  ...
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MAKING THE GRADE: A minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of “B” is required and is assessed over the last two years  ...
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  1. 1. graduate studies admissions 2011-2012
  2. 2. York is Canada’s leading interdisciplinaryresearch and teaching universityAt York University, collaborative research and dynamic academic engagement are at the core of our approach to graduate studies. Graduatestudents comprise the largest community of researchers at York and are critical to our research efforts in established disciplines and innovativeinterdisciplinary programs. Our award-winning lecturers, renowned researchers and high-quality programs let you study what you want withleaders in your field. At York, you’ll join a socially responsible university with strong ties to the community and a long history of engagementwith international partners. York University’s flexible approach to graduate studies gives you the freedom to chart your own path.To learn more about graduate program offerings and graduate education at York, visit www.futurestudents.yorku.ca/graduate.Contents3 Explore graduate studies at York 8-10 Master’s/Doctoral/Professional4-5 Research & innovation programs6 Financial support 11 Diploma programs 14-19 Admission requirements Fees & expenses 12-13 Admission information7 Housing, services & facilities and application instructions Full list of programs on back cover
  3. 3. Exploring graduate school?Discover York!Whether you love research and want to explore that burning question that piqued your curiosity in your undergraduate work, or arelooking for that competitive edge to set you apart in your career quest, York University has options you want to explore.• York is home to Canada’s largest Psychology program, members of which join colleagues from the Faculty of Science & Engineering at the Centre for Vision Research, a world leader in interdisciplinary research into human and machine vision.• Our rich traditions of internationally renowned scholarship in the social sciences and the humanities give students the chance to work with leading researchers in such disciplines as History and Political Science, and take advantage of such unique interdisciplinary programs as Social & Political Thought, Women’s Studies and Communication & Culture. • For those looking to advance their careers through a professional program, the Schulich School of Business and the Osgoode Hall Law School offer programs that are ranked among the best in Canada. • York also offers professional programs in Nursing, Social Work, Human Resources Management and Disaster & Emergency Management. • York continues to build on its strength in policy analysis — LLM, Master in Public Administration, Master in Environmental Studies — with new programs in Public Policy, Administration & Law and• State-of-the-art facilities such as the Geospatial Information Public & International Affairs, and a field in Health Policy & Equity in & Communication Technology Lab provide students with valuable the Health program. opportunities to participate in ground-breaking scientific research. • Not content to stand still, York recently introduced new programs in• At York you can combine your graduate degree in Mathematics with Health, Socio-Legal Studies, Science & Technology Studies, Études graduate diplomas in Financial Engineering or Mathematics francophones, Financial Accountability and Information Systems & Education. Technology.• Fine Arts offers innovative programs and professional training in Art History, Cinema & Media Studies, Dance, Design, Film, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. We are equipped with outstanding performance and presentation facilities that include the Tribute Communities Recital Hall, an intimate concert venue with an integrated recording studio, and the Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan proscenium theatre.• The Master’s program in Public & International Affairs is now also offering a dual-degree program with the University of Strasbourg in France. 3
  4. 4. Research & innovationMake York your choice discussion and policy development, while York’s Tubman InstituteYork University’s Faculty of Graduate Studies offers 50+ full- and promotes greater understanding of the history of slavery and itspart-time graduate degree programs and specialized graduate legacy and strives to resolve current social injustices. At the Lasdiploma programs encompassing the pure and applied sciences, Nubes rainforest in Costa Rica, York faculty, students andbusiness, health, law, fine arts, humanities and social sciences. Our international partners conduct valuable research aimed atworld-class scholars provide academic guidance to more than protecting the biodiversity of the rainforest, aiding the sustainable6,000 graduate students. You can take advantage of York’s 28 development of local communities and understanding andresearch centres and institutes, which provide unique opportunities conserving our global biosphere. www.yorku.ca/researchfor students to participate in leading-edge research, much of whichstraddles disciplinary boundaries.Chart your own academic pathYork allows you to do things differently. No matter whichdirection you choose, York is committed to making youreducation a meaningful and rewarding experience. You can lookforward to stimulating seminar classes, one-on-one advising andworking closely with faculty distinguished in their research fields.We offer funding assistance for fieldwork and other researchcosts, as well as conference presentation, ensuring that yourresearch will be well supported, encouraged and disseminated. Avibrant graduate community bonds students with similar interestsand keeps research creative and engaging. Advantages of studying in Toronto Toronto is one of Canada’s most beautiful urban environments and a great city in which to be a student. Whether you are a Torontonian for life or a temporary resident while you complete your graduate degree, you will find everything you need in this “city of villages”, all of which are connected through public transit to York University. Toronto boasts some of the most exciting and diverse neighbourhoods in the world, each with its own identity and easy access to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Many of the neighbourhoods close to both York’s Keele and Glendon campuses, such as Willowdale, Thornhill and Downsview, offer a variety of affordable off-campus housing options. http://toronto.ontariotenants.ca Should you feel the need to head out of Toronto for a few days, the city is close to a number of beautiful Ontario attractions, including Niagara Region and Muskoka, with an abundance of things to do and see. For everything Toronto, including news, culture and events, visit http://torontoist.com or browse through the Neighbourhoods feature, complete with maps, at www.blogto.com.International research collaborationsYork is a leader in Canada in international research collaborationsand opportunities for graduate students to increase their globalknowledge and skills. We aim to provide graduate students withopportunities to participate in international exchanges andresearch initiatives that transcend borders. As examples, TheCentre for Refugee Studies is concerned with the displacement ofpopulations across borders and its research informs public4
  5. 5. Joint programsStudents can pursue joint and combined programs within YorkUniversity as well as through partnerships with other institutions.The Schulich School of Business and the Graduate Program in VisualArts offer a three-year combined program leading to both a Masterof Business Administration and a Master of Arts or Master of FineArts. Environmental Studies and Osgoode Hall Law School havepartnered to allow students to complete programs in environmentalstudies and law. Osgoode Hall Law School students can also pursue acombined JD/MBA or JD/MA. As well, the Kellogg–Schulich EMBAcombines the strengths of Kellogg’s top-ranked Executive MBAprogram with Schulich’s own top-ranked global, innovative anddiverse MBA programs. Archives of Ontario Geographic Information Systems Research Laboratory, the Earth Observations Laboratories or the Gordon G. Shepherd Atmospheric Research Facility. Commitment to student support Students receive support from a network of services: orientation, academic resources, libraries and archives, a bookstore, medical clinic, dental clinic, pharmacy, daycare, workshops, colloquia, career services, sport and recreation, counselling and accessibility assistance, computer labs and social events. Resources include:Award-winning professors • Department of WritingWe are proud to include 28 Canada Research Chairs, 44 • Centre for Human Rights & EquityDistinguished Research professors, 67 Fellows of the Royal Society • Centre for Race & Ethnic Relationsof Canada and 22 recipients of the Premier’s Research Excellence • Centre for the Support of TeachingAwards among our faculty. • University Information Technology • York International (international student centre) • York Women’s Centre Commitment to research funding At York, our graduate students are an integral part of ground-breaking research teams. Many of our students receive financial support for research both from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and from a number of external sources. We encourage you to apply for scholarships and fellowships to support your research. External scholarships are both a source of financial support and recognition of your academic success. York graduate students and faculty have a strong record of success in securing provincial and federal financial support for their research.Innovative facilities Our students have been awarded with, among other notableYork’s internationally renowned Centre for Vision Research houses scholarships, 10 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships in the pastmore than 35 labs including the Human Computer Interaction Lab two years, each worth $50,000 and renewable for up to three years.and the Wilkinson & Wilson lab, where York faculty are conductingresearch on various aspects of human vision. Enhance your York offers information sessions and workshops to assist you withgraduate studies and opportunities for collaboration with the applications to external agencies multiple times each year. For moreresources available at York’s Research Centres, the Archives of information about graduate funding opportunities, see the FinancialOntario public access facility, and through the important Canadian Support section on the following page, contact your program officeculture and literature materials housed in the Clara Thomas using the list of programs on pages 8-10 of this book or visitArchives & Special Collections. You can also take advantage of the www.futurestudents.yorku.ca/graduate and click on Fees & Funding. 5
  6. 6. Financial supportCompetitive graduate funding Special note for international students York welcomes applications from qualified international students.At York University, we value the contribution of our master’s and International Tuition Fee Scholarships are available to internationaldoctoral students. We also know that academic achievement students demonstrating academic excellence and financial needdoesn’t just happen. It takes hard work, perseverance and support. upon the recommendation of the graduate program. These scholarships are offered at the time of admission and are appliedYork offers competitive funding to excellent full-time students directly to the student’s account to cover a significant portion ofaccepted into our graduate programs. Sources for this funding the difference between domestic and international fees.include teaching assistantships, research assistantships, graduateassistantships and York Graduate Scholarships for our top-rankedstudents. We also encourage and support students in their Fees & expensesapplications for prestigious external provincial and national awards. The following program fees are yearly costs based on fall/winterOur graduate students have a strong success rate in attracting 2010-2011 entry. They are intended only as a guide and are subjectmajor external scholarships. Together with additional York funding, to change.external scholarships allow students the time to focus on theirresearch and make progress in their program of study, and are a For the most up-to-date program fees, visit sfs.yorku.ca/fees.measure of academic excellence. Program fees (Canadian $ amounts)For students who receive scholarships or research assistantships,under new tax regulations, this income is now 100 per cent tax Canadian Internationalexempt. students students Most full-time $3,672 $7,997York’s awards for new graduate studentsYork offers a range of awards for incoming and continuing graduate programs* 2 terms** 2 terms**students, including: Full-time MBA, IMBA $25,712 $30,000Chancellor Bennett Master’s and Doctoral Scholarships & MPA programs only*** 2 terms** 2 terms**are one of York’s major awards for incoming master’s or doctoralstudents entering a full-time program in the liberal arts. At the Other expensesdoctoral level, the award is renewable for a maximum of four years. Books & Supplies $1,500 to $3,000 (may be higher for some disciplines)Elia Scholars Program is York University’s most prestigious Rent $8,400 (based on shared accommodation costing $700/month)graduate award for incoming domestic or international doctoral Food $3,600 (based on $300/month for a single person)students. Miscellaneous $3,700 (includes transportation, clothing, entertainment etc.) National StudentGraduate Fellowships for Academic Distinction (GFAD) arescholarships awarded to incoming master’s or doctoral students with Health Plan Visit www.yugsa.ca for details.high potential for future leadership in international affairs.Fellowships include a scholarship, a research assistantship and all * Some professional programs have higher fees. ** Program fees including tuition and supplementary fees.tuition fees. *** The IMBA program has a mandatory work term abroad.More information about these and other awards is available atwww.yorku.ca/grads/financial.External awardsFor information about applications for external scholarships,consult the following:• Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) www.cihr.ca• Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca• Ontario Graduate Scholarships (OGS) http://osap.gov.on.ca• Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) www.sshrc.caFor more information, visit the Canadian government’s Web site fordetails about financial aid and other scholarships. www.canlearn.ca6
  7. 7. Housing, services & facilitiesHousing arrangements Services for students with disabilitiesOn-campus apartment-style accommodation, both furnished and Counselling & Disabilities Services provides confidential personalunfurnished, is available to York graduate students. counselling for individuals, couples and families. Students arewww.yorku.ca/studenthousing invited to call 416-736-5297 or drop in to the reception area (N110 Bennett Centre for Student Services) to arrange an appointment.If you plan on commuting to York, we have excellent public www.yorku.ca/cdstransportation and parking facilities. Start your research for rentalinformation and housing resources at www.yorku.ca/scld. The Faculty of Graduate Studies provides additional support to students with disabilities by appointment with our student affairsDaycare officer. Call 416-736-5521 for information.The York University Cooperative Daycare Centre is a non-profit,cooperative organization committed to providing a caring, The Library Accessibility Services Department provides manyeducational and multicultural environment to children whose library services for students with disabilities including transcription,parents are students, graduate students, staff or faculty of York adaptive equipment, extended loan periods and referenceUniversity. www.yorku.ca/daycare appointments with subject specialists. www.library.yorku.ca/ccm/DisabilityServicesThe Lee Wiggins Childcare Centre, located on the Keele campus,offers part-time care to children aged 18 months to five years old. Sport & recreationwww.yorku.ca/children We offer a wide range of recreational activities and facilities to match everyone’s interests, including aerobic and cross-trainingConnecting with York classes, instructional classes, and intramural leagues andOrientation & student welcome tournaments. The 11,000-square-foot fitness centre has cardioGraduate Orientation gives you a great start to your year, machines, selectorized machines and free weights. York also has aacademically and socially. You’ll receive more details in late August 25-metre swimming pool, grass fields, tennis courts, six ice pads, afrom the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS). Note that many track & field centre, cricket pitch, indoor golf driving rangegraduate programs will hold additional orientation activities. (Glendon) and international squash courts. www.recreation.yorku.cawww.yorku.ca/grads York is home to 23 interuniversity sport teams known as theGraduate Students’ Association “Lions.” York Lions home games offer action-packed entertainmentThe York University Graduate Students’ Association represents all and are FREE for all students. www.yorkulions.cafull- and part-time graduate students. www.yugsa.caAlumni AssociationThe Association is committed to providing services and programsthat support the lifelong learning and personal development of allYork graduates. www.yorku.ca/alumniCareer servicesYork’s Career Centre offers programs and services for graduatestudents. Workshops and one-on-one sessions such as ExploringCareer Options for Graduate Students, Applying to a Post-GraduateProgram, PhD Job Search Support and Post-Graduate ApplicationSupport are specifically designed to help you get clarity aboutyourself and your career path and to support you in your academicor non-academic job search. The centre offers opportunities for youto meet alumni and employers, who come to campus to share theirinsights, answer your questions and provide career advice. There’salso a wide range of video and audio resources dealing with careerexploration and job searching available. www.yorku.ca/careers 7
  8. 8. Master’s, doctoral and professional programsYork offers master’s degree programs that can be completed by Dance: MA, MFAcourse work plus a thesis or major paper, or by course work alone, Tel: 416-736-5137in one or two years. Both full- and part-time programs are Fax: 416-736-5743available. dance@yorku.ca www.yorku.ca/graddancContact us about the admission processThe Office of Graduate Admissions Dance Studies: PhDTel: 416-736-5000 Tel: 416-736-5137www.futurestudents.yorku.ca/graduate Fax: 416-736-5743 dance@yorku.ca www.yorku.ca/graddastAnthropology, Social(see p. 10) Design: MDes Tel: 416-736-5885Art History: MA Fax: 416-736-5450Art History & Visual Culture: PhD mdesyork@yorku.caTel: 416-736-5533 www.yorku.ca/gradmdesFax: 416-736-5875www.yorku.ca/gradarth Development Studies: MA Tel: 416-736-2100, ext. 20979Biology: MSc, PhD Fax: 416-736-5732Tel: 416-736-2100, ext. 22342 dsgrads@yorku.caFax: 416-736-5698 www.yorku.ca/graddvstwww.yorku.ca/gradbiol Disaster & Emergency Management: MABusiness Administration (see p. 10) Tel: 416-736-5744(Schulich School of Business) slackner@yorku.ca www.yorku.ca/graddemChemistry: MSc, PhDTel: 416-736-2100, ext. 77724 Earth & Space Science: MSc, PhDFax: 416-736-5936 Tel: 416-736-5248www.yorku.ca/gradchem Fax: 416-736-5817 essgpd@yorku.caCinema & Media Studies: MA, PhD www.yorku.ca/gradessTel: 416-736-2100, ext. 22174gradfilm@yorku.ca Economics: MA, PhDwww.yorku.ca/gradfilm Tel: 416-736-5323 Fax: 416-736-5987Communication & Culture: MA, PhD www.yorku.ca/gradeconTel: 416-736-5978Fax: 416-736-5945comcult@yorku.ca Education: MEd, PhDwww.yorku.ca/gradcmct Our programs do not lead to teaching certification. Tel: 416-736-5018 Fax: 416-736-5913Computer Engineering: MASc gradprogram@edu.yorku.caComputer Science & Engineering: MSc, PhD http://edu.yorku.ca/gradTel: 416-736-2100, ext. 66183Fax: 416-736-5872 English: MA, PhDgradenq@cse.yorku.ca Tel: 416-736-5387www.cse.yorku.ca/csprosp_students/grad Fax: 416-736-5412 engl5009@yorku.ca www.yorku.ca/gradenglCritical Disability Studies: MA, PhDTel: 416-736-2100, ext. 44494Fax: 416-736-5227 Environmental Studies: MES, PhDgradcds@yorku.ca Tel: 416-736-5252www.yorku.ca/gradcdis fesinfo@yorku.ca www.yorku.ca/fes8
  9. 9. Études françaises: MA Interdisciplinary Studies: MATélé : 416-736-2100 poste 88195 Tel: 416-736-5126Fax : 416-487-6786 gradinst@yorku.cafransuperieures@glendon.yorku.ca www.yorku.ca/gradinstfrengraduate@glendon.yorku.cawww.yorku.ca/francais Kinesiology & Health Science: MA, MFSc, MSc, PhDÉtudes francophones: PhD Tel: 416-736-5728Télé : 416-736-2100 poste 88195 kahs@yorku.caFax : 416-487-6786 www.yorku.ca/gradkahsfransuperieures@glendon.yorku.cafrengraduate@glendon.yorku.cawww.yorku.ca/francais/ Law: LLM, PhD (Osgoode Hall Law School)Film: MFA Research Stream LLM (thesis or major research paper) andTel: 416-736-5060 PhD Graduate Program in Lawgradfilm@yorku.ca Osgoode Hall Law Schoolwww.yorku.ca/gradfilm Tel: 416-736-5046 Fax: 416-736-5736Financial Accountability: MFAc gradlaw@osgoode.yorku.caTel: 416-736-5744 www.osgoode.yorku.caFax: 416-736-5963slackner@yorku.ca Osgoode Professional Development (ODP) offers a two-yearwww.yorku.ca/mfac professional stream part-time LLM Program with more than 15 specializations to choose from.Geography: MA, MSc, PhDTel: 416-736-5106 Part-time LLM programFax: 416-736-5988 Tel: 416-673-4670gradgeog@yorku.ca Fax: 416-597-9736www.yorku.ca/gradgeog admissions-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca www.osgoodepd.caHealth: MA, PhDTel: 416-736-5157 Linguistics & Applied Linguistics: MA, PhDFax: 416-736-5227 Tel: 416-650-8046gradhlth@yorku.ca Fax: 416-736-5483www.yorku.ca/gradhlth gradling@yorku.ca www.yorku.ca/gradlingHistory: MA, PhDTel: 416-736-5127 Mathematics & Statistics: MA, MSc, PhDFax: 416-736-5836 Tel: 416-736-5250, ext. 33974dgshist@yorku.ca gradir@mathstat.yorku.cawww.yorku.ca/gradhist www.yorku.ca/gradmathHumanities: MA, PhD Music: MA, PhDTel: 416-736-5158, ext. 77400 Tel: 416-736-2100, ext. 77122Fax: 416-736-5460 Fax: 416-736-5321gpahuma@yorku.ca gradmusi@yorku.cawww.yorku.ca/gradhuma www.yorku.ca/grdmusicHuman Resources Management: MHRM, PhD Nursing: MScNTel: 416-736-2100, ext. 66632 Tel: 416-736-5271jamieson@yorku.ca MScN: gradnurs@yorku.cawww.yorku.ca/laps/shrm/mhrm PHCNP: yorknp@yorku.cawww.yorku.ca/laps/shrm/phd www.yorku.ca/gradnursInformation Systems & Technology: MATel: 416-736-2100, ext. 40797 or 22647lapsitec@yorku.cawww.yorku.ca/laps/itec Do you have questions about graduate admission or studying at York? Ask a Graduate Admissions Expert: http://yorku.intelliresponse.com/graduate 9
  10. 10. Master’s, doctoral and professional programsPhilosophy: MA, PhD Science & Technology Studies: MA, PhDTel: 416-736-5113, ext. 77583. Tel: 416-736-2100, ext. 30120Fax: 416-736-5114 kkroker@yorku.cadelbiond@yorku.ca www.yorku.ca/gradstswww.yorku.ca/gradphi Social & Political Thought: MA, PhDPhysics & Astronomy: MSc, PhD Tel: 416-736-5320Tel: 416-736-5249 Fax: 416-650-8075Fax: 416-736-5516 spthinfo@yorku.caphas@yorku.ca www.yorku.ca/gradspthwww.physics.yorku.ca/grad Social Anthropology: MA, PhDPolitical Science: MA, PhD Tel: 416-736-5007Tel: 416-736-5264 Fax: 416-736-5768Fax: 416-736-5686 gradanth@yorku.capolsgrad@yorku.ca www.yorku.ca/gradanthwww.yorku.ca/gradpols Social Work: MSW, PhDPsychology: MA, PhD Tel: 416-736-2100, ext. 22656Tel: 416-736-5290 gradsowk@yorku.caFax: 416-736-5814 www.yorku.ca/gradsowkgradpsyc@yorku.cawww.yorku.ca/gradpsyc Socio-Legal Studies: MA, PhD Tel: 416-736-2100, ext. 22689 sosclgd@yorku.caPublic & International Affairs: MPIA www.yorku.ca/gradslstTel: 416-736-2100, ext. 66706Fax: 416-487-6786 Sociology: MA, PhDpublicaffairs@glendon.yorku.ca Tel: 416-736-5013www.glendon.yorku.ca/gspia atokiwa@yorku.ca www.yorku.ca/laps/soci/grad/intro.htmlPublic Policy, Administration & Law: MPPALTel: 416-736-5384 Theatre: MFAFax: 416-736-5382 Tel: 416-736-2100, ext. 22204mppal@yorku.ca Fax: 416-736-5785www.yorku.ca/gradppal gradthea@yorku.ca www.yorku.ca/gradtheaSchulich School of Business: EMBA, IMBA,MBA, MBA/JD, MBA/MFA/MA, MF, MPA, PhD Theatre Studies: MA, PhD(Business Administration) Tel: 416-736-2100, ext. 22204Schulich graduate program information gradthea@yorku.caTel: 416-736-5060 www.yorku.ca/gradthstFax: 416-650-8174Canadian enquiries: Translation Studies: MAadmissions@schulich.yorku.ca Tel: 416-736-2100, ext. 88195International enquiries: Fax: 416-487-6786intladmissions@schulich.yorku.ca jangoh@glendon.yorku.cawww.schulich.yorku.ca www.yorku.ca/transMaster of Finance Visual Arts: MFA, PhDTel: 416-736-2100, ext. 22174 Tel: 416-736-5533mfadmissions@schulich.yorku.ca Fax: 416-736-5875www.schulich.yorku.ca mfa@yorku.ca www.yorku.ca/gradvisaJoint Kellogg–Schulich Executive MBA ProgramTel: 416-736-5486 Women’s Studies: MA, PhDFax: 416-736-5427 Tel: 416-650-8143emba@schulich.yorku.ca Fax: 416-650-3900www.emba.schulich.yorku.ca gradwmst@yorku.ca www.yorku.ca/gradwmst10
  11. 11. Graduate diploma programsIf you qualify for a master’s or doctoral degree program in theFaculty of Graduate Studies, you’ll also have the opportunity topursue a graduate diploma. A diploma offers formal accreditationof specialized knowledge and allows you to gain both analytical andpractical insights into a particular field of study. If you successfullycomplete both a degree and a diploma, the diploma will be notedon your transcript and awarded at convocation.Most diplomas must be pursued in combination with a graduatedegree, although the ones marked with an asterisk (*) can becompleted on their own. Formal registration takes place once you’veclearly defined a program of study.www.futurestudents.yorku.ca/graduate/diplomasAdvanced Hebrew & Jewish StudiesArts & Media AdministrationAsian StudiesBusiness & the EnvironmentCuratorial Studies in Visual CultureDemocratic AdministrationEarly Childhood Education*Education in Urban Environments*Environmental/Sustainability Education*Financial Engineering*German & European StudiesHealth PsychologyHealth Services & Policy ResearchInternational & Security StudiesJewish Studies*Justice System AdministrationLatin American & Caribbean StudiesMathematics Education*NeuroscienceNonprofit Management & LeadershipPostsecondary Education: Community, Culture & Policy*Post-MBA in Advanced Management*Real Estate & InfrastructureRefugee & Migration StudiesTeaching of ActingTeaching of Movement for Theatre*Theatre Studies*Value Theory & Applied EthicsVoice Teaching* Do you have questions about graduate admission or studying at York? Ask a Graduate Admissions Expert: http://yorku.intelliresponse.com/graduate 11
  12. 12. Admission informationMinimum admission requirements Application instructionsTo be considered for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Applications and supplementary information are available atyou must be a graduate of a recognized university and hold an www.yorku.ca/graduatestudentsHonours degree (four years of study) or equivalent. A minimumoverall grade point average (GPA) of “B” or equivalent is required. To apply for graduate study at York, you must submit the following:Your GPA is assessed over the last two years (full-time equivalent) of 1. An application form. Apply online:study. (Some graduate programs require a minimum GPA of “B+” or www.futurestudents.yorku.ca/graduateequivalent.) The minimum GPA is a critical consideration in • Application fee: C$90 (non-refundable)determining admissibility. In rare cases a program may choose to give 2. Supplementary Program Information Formpriority to a candidate’s creative accomplishments, other relevant For details, refer to the Comments section of the chart on pages 14experience, letters of recommendation, portfolio or test results. to 19 of this handbook and to the form itself. 3. Official Transcripts: Applicants must ensure their transcripts areSpecial note for international students mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. TranscriptsYork University looks forward to receiving applications from must come directly from, and bear the seal of, the issuinginternational graduate students. Getting into your program of institution (see Transcript notes on page 13).choice is highly competitive. We recommend that you submit yourapplication and documentation as early as possible. 4. Letters of recommendation • Complete the top portion of the recommendation form and then send the recommendation forms to your intended referees.International credentials • Each form should be returned to you in a sealed and signedIf you completed your undergraduate or master’s studies outside envelope.Canada, you may need to complete additional courses to qualify for • Letters of recommendation are confidential and must not beadmission to a graduate program at York. Please contact the opened.relevant program office for more information. 5. Official language test scores, if applicable, sent directly from the test centre.Language of instructionÉtudes françaises and Études francophones are taught in French. 6. Any additional documentation required by the program you areTranslation Studies and Public & International Affairs are taught in applying to, such as a sample of your written work or a statementEnglish and French. All other programs are taught in English only. of intent. For details, see the admission requirements charts on pages 14 to 19 of this handbook.English language proficiency requirementsIf your first language is not English, you must show you have an IMPORTANT: Incomplete application files will not be processed. Weacceptable level of English by completing a language proficiency will not process your application until we receive the applicationtest. If you have completed at least one year of full-time study at fee. Use your full legal name on all forms and, if applicable, includean accredited university in a country (or institution) where English any hyphens. Please provide all previous names.is the official language of instruction, you may be exempt from thisrequirement. York University reserves the right to require a If you are interested in applying to the part-time LLM program, visitsuccessfully completed language proficiency test. www.osgoodepd.ca for details.www.futurestudents.yorku.ca/graduatestudents/elpFor detailed information about these tests, contact:York English Language Test (YELT)York UniversityOffice of AdmissionsTel: 416-736-5000www.futurestudents.yorku.caTest of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)Tel (USA): 609-771-7100www.toefl.orgYork’s institutional code: 0894International English Language Testing Service (IELTS)Tel: 519-748-3516ielts@conestogac.on.cawww.ielts.org12
  13. 13. Transcripts• You must send two official transcripts for every postsecondary institution you have attended. To be considered “official”, it must be evident that you have had no direct access to the transcripts.• Transcripts must come directly from, and bear the seal of, the issuing institution. If the institution issues transcripts directly to you, the envelope must be sealed by the institution and remain sealed until opened by York University to be considered official.• Photocopied or faxed transcripts are not accepted.• If transcripts are in another language, an official English translation is required.• If the name on your transcript differs from the legal name that you currently use, please make sure that you include your former name on your application form.• Note: If you have taken courses at York, we will obtain your York transcripts on your behalf. If you have an outstanding debt with York University, the transcript will not be released.Material submitted becomes the property of the University and willnot be returned.Deadlines• Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by the application deadline in one single package.• Please indicate the name of the program you are applying to on the front of the envelope.• You must meet the application deadline indicated on the charts on pages 14 to 19 of this handbook. (Early submission may mean earlier consideration for financial assistance in some programs.)• Applications received after the deadline will be accepted and assessed only if space is still available.• For extended deadlines: www.futurestudents.yorku.ca/graduateSend all materials to one of the following addresses:*Mailing addressOffice of Graduate AdmissionsP.O. Box GA2300, York University4700 Keele Street, Toronto, OntarioCanada M3J 1P3Courier addressOffice of Graduate AdmissionsBennett Centre for Student Services, York University4700 Keele Street, Toronto, OntarioCanada M3J 1P3*Unless the charts on pages 14 to 19 specify otherwise.DefermentAn offer of admission is made for a specific term and cannot bedeferred. Do you have questions about graduate admission or studying at York? Ask a Graduate Admissions Expert: http://yorku.intelliresponse.com/graduate 13
  14. 14. Graduate admission requirements Letters of Program Degree Offered Full Time Part Time GPA Requirements Written Work Recommendation MA X B+ X 3Anthropology, Social PhD X B+ X 3Art History MA X X B X 3Art History & Visual Culture PhD X A- X 3 MSc X X B 3Biology PhD X (X) B 3 MBA X X B 2 MBA/JD X A- 2 MBA/MFA/MA X B+ 2Business Administration MF X B+ 3 MPA X X B 2 IMBA X B 2 PhD X B+ 4 MSc X X B 2Chemistry PhD X B 2 MA X X B X 3Cinema & Media Studies PhD X X B+ X 3 MA X X B+ X 3Communication & Culture PhD X X B+ X 3Computer Engineering MASc X B+ 3 MSc X B+ 3Computer Science X PhD X B+ 3 MA X X B X 3Critical Disability Studies PhD X A- X 3 MA X X B X 3Dance MFA X B X 3Dance Studies PhD X A- X 3Design MDes X B X 3Development Studies MA X X B X 3Disaster & Emergency MA X X B+ X 2Management MSc X X B 2Earth & Space Science PhD X X B 2 X MA X B 3Economics X PhD B+ 3Education: Language, MEd X X B+ X 3Culture & Teaching PhD X X B+ X 3 MA X X B+ X 3English PhD X X B+ X 3 14
  15. 15. MAKING THE GRADE: A minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of “B” is required and is assessed over the last two years (full-time equivalent) of study. Many programs require higher averages. Incomplete files will not be processed. DEADLINE: Refers to application and all documentation requested/required. Admission deadlines may be extended depending upon the program. Deadline Additional Requirements(for application AND supporting documents) January 15 Statement of interest, resumé or CV and sample of written work required. January 15 Statement of interest and sample of written work required. (X) Contact program directly for part-time study. April 1: fall Fall entry: Cdn – Feb. 1 (early) May 1 (final); Int’l – Feb. 1 Winter entry: Cdn – Oct. 1; Int’l – Sept. 1 An acceptable score on all four measurements of the GMAT. Two years of relevant experience following graduation is preferred. Language requirements: TOEFL requirements include a Test of Written English (TWE) 5.0 for paper- and computer-based tests. www.toefl.org PhD (fall entry only) – Jan. 15 Apply by April 1 (fall); Sept. 30 (winter); Jan. 30 (summer) for full consideration. The Chemistry GRE is strongly recommended for international students. Later applications accepted as space and funding permit. MA: Statement of interest (500 words), thesis proposal (500 words), resumé/CV and writing sample of two scholarly essays (max 7,500 words). February 1 PhD: Statement of interest incorporating proposed dissertation topic (500-1,000 words), resumé/CV and writing sample of two scholarly essays (max 7,500 words). All applicants must submit a resumé or CV and a sample of written work. January 15 (Cdn & US) MA: Statement of interest required. December 1 (Int’l) PhD: Statement of interest (or proposed plan of study) required. January 15 GRE is strongly recommended; a one-page statement of purpose and previous experience required. MSc: GRE recommended; Honours BA or BSc in CSE required with senior theory course. A one-page statement of January 15 purpose and previous experience required. PhD: GRE strongly recommended; MSc with thesis required. A one-page statement of purpose and previous experience required. February 1 Statement of interest, resumé or CV and sample(s) of scholarly written work. MA: Statement of interest, CV, two samples of written work and three letters of recommendation required. February 1 MFA: Statement of interest, written work, two examples (on DVD or video) of recent choreography or dance dramaturgy, CV, three letters of recommendation and interview required. February 1 Statement of interest, two examples of scholarly writing, CV, three letters of recommendation and interview required. February 15 Resumé, statement of interest (1,000 words) and portfolio of 20 pieces on a CD required. February 2 Statement of interest, CV and a sample of written work. Resumé and statement of interest (approx. 500 words) required. January 15 Candidates must possess or be willing to secure introductory knowledge of emergency management. March 31: fall January 20: summer September 30: winter February 15 (Int’l) March 1 (Cdn) January 5: PhD. February 1: full-time MEd March 15: part-time MEd; direct-entry All applicants must submit a resumé or CV. Sample(s) of scholarly writing required. diplomas B+ required in English and Humanities courses; statement of interest (500 words); sample of scholarly writing (max. January 10 3,750 words). 15
  16. 16. Graduate admission requirements Letters of Program Degree Offered Full Time Part Time GPA Requirements Written Work Recommendation MES X B+ Optional 3Environmental Studies PhD X B+ X 3Études françaises MA X X B X 3Études francophones PhD X X B+ X 3Film MFA X X B X 3Financial Accountability MFAc X X B+ 3 MA X B 2Geography MSc X B PhD only 2 PhD X B+ 3 MA X X B+ X 3Health PhD X X B+ X 3 MA X X B+ X 3History PhD X X B+ X 3 MA X X B+ X 3Humanities PhD X X 3Human Resources MHRM X X B+Management PhD X B+ X 3Information Systems & MA X X B+ X 3TechnologyInterdisciplinary Studies MA X X B+ X 3 MA X (X) B+ X 2Kinesiology & Health MSc X (X) B+ X 2Science MFSc X B+ X 2 PhD X B+ X 2 LLM X B X 2Law LLM (OPD) (X) X B X 2 PhD X B X 2Linguistics & MA X X B+ 3Applied Linguistics PhD X B+ 3Mathematics: MSc X X B 2Applied & Industrial MA X X B 2Mathematics & Statistics PhD X B+ 3Mathematics for Teachers MA X X B 2 MA X X B X 3Music PhD X X B+ X 3 16
  17. 17. MAKING THE GRADE: A minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of “B” is required and is assessed over the last two years (full-time equivalent) of study. Many programs require higher averages. Incomplete files will not be processed. DEADLINE: Refers to application and all documentation requested/required. Admission deadlines may be extended depending upon the program. Deadline Additional Requirements(for application AND supporting documents) MES: February 1 (early) MES: Statement of educational and career objectives (500 words) and resumé/CV required. April 1 (final) PhD: Statement of proposed research (1,000 words), CV, three academic reference letters and sample of written February 1 (Int’l) work required. PhD: January 10 French Requirements: Students must have an excellent close-to-native written proficiency in French. Provide a March 31 one-page (minimum) letter of motivation to attend the program in French. An interview may also be required. Resumé, major research paper or thesis chapter (30-page maximum), statement of interest (500 words). Thesis or March 31 MRP at masters level to be defended before enrolment in the PhD program. MFA: Screenwriting, Production Required for all streams: Statement of interest, thesis proposal, resumé/CV, three letters of recommendation and an February 1 example of scholarly writing. Production portfolio: DVD. Screenwriting portfolio: Feature-length screenplay and other writings. March 1: fall Resumé, statement of interest required. Students interested in MRP option: Statement of research required. November 15: winter Cdn only CV, statement of research interests. MA/MSc: 250 words. PhD: 500 words and major paper or thesis chapter February 15 (30-page maximum). January 14 MA and PhD: Statement of interest, resumé or CV and sample(s) of scholarly written work. Include instructors’ names with a list of courses taken (if available). January 15 PhD: resumé or CV required. February 1 Statement of intention and resumé required. MHRM: CV (max. 1,000 words listing HR education, courses and experience) required. Applicant must demonstrate a April 1: MHRM solid foundation in HRM, normally acquired through course work leading to the CHRP designation and HR experience. February 1: PhD (fall entry only) PhD: Statement of research interests and three letters of reference required. Applicants must attend an interview. February 15 (Int’l) Statement of interest, resumé. May 15 (Canadian) Statement of research (1,000 words), selected works consulted, clear identification of three fields of interest, January 15 resumé/CV and pre-admission interview required. Statement of interest (500 words) required. Academic references are required. January 15 (X) Please contact program directly. Resumé required. Full-time LLM: thesis research proposal of 500 to 1,000 words required. February 11 LLM/OPD: Applications reviewed on rolling basis. An interview and/or writing sample may be required. LLM/OPD deadline varies by program session PhD: dissertation proposal of 1,000 to 1,500 words required. February 11 (X) Please contact program directly. Course list, language teaching experience, statement of interest and resumé required. February 1 Sample of written work (max. 1,500 words) optional. February 1 February 1 March 1: summer, fall MA: All applicants submit a statement of intent (500 words), two examples of scholarly writing, three letters of recommendation and resumé/CV. Composition applicants also submit a portfolio (scores and recordings). December 15 PhD: All applicants submit a statement of intent (500 words), two examples of scholarly writing, three letters of recommendation and resumé/CV. 17
  18. 18. Graduate admission requirements Letters of Program Degree Offered Full Time Part Time GPA Requirements Written Work RecommendationNursing MScN X X B 3Nurse Practitioner MScN X X B 3 MA X X B+ X 3Philosophy PhD X X B+ X 3 MSc X X B+ 2Physics & Astronomy PhD X X B+ 2 MA X X B+ X 2Political Science PhD X X B+ X 3 MA X B+ 2Psychology PhD X B+ 2Public & International MPIA X B+ X 3AffairsPublic Policy, MPPAL X B+ X 3Administration & LawScience & Technology MA X X B+ X 3Studies PhD X B+ X 3 MA X X B+ X 3Social & Political Thought PhD X X B+ X 3 MSW (with BSW) X X B X 3 MSW X B X 3Social Work (two-year) PhD X B+ X 3 MA X B+ X 3Socio-Legal Studies PhD X B+ X 3 MA X X B+ X 3Sociology B+ PhD X X X 3Theatre MFA X B Playwriting only 3Theatre Studies MA X B+ X 3 PhD X B X 3Translation Studies MA X X B X 3 MFA X B X 2Visual Arts PhD X B X 2 MA X X B+ X 3Women’s Studies PhD X X B+ X 3 18
  19. 19. MAKING THE GRADE: A minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of “B” is required and is assessed over the last two years (full-time equivalent) of study. Many programs require higher averages. Incomplete files will not be processed. DEADLINE: Refers to application and all documentation requested/required. Admission deadlines may be extended depending upon the program. Deadline Additional Requirements(for application AND supporting documents) MScN/PHCNP: Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario or eligibility for registration (or equivalent in home MScN: January 15: fall province). Must be a member and carrying liability protection (LAP) with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (or (part-time and full-time) equivalent in home province). Resumé, statement of interest required. Refer to supplementary information form for additional August 15: winter (part-time only) requirements. Nurse Practitioner: Must have evidence of the equivalent of two years of full-time practice (a min. of 3640 PHCNP: January 15: fall hours within the past five years) as a Registered Nurse following graduation using the employer-completed Verification of (part-time and full-time) Employment Hours form. MA: Resumé/CV, statement of interest and a 5,000-word paper or two shorter papers. January 15 PhD: Resumé/CV, statement of interest and a major paper or chapter of MA thesis. March 1: fall January 30: summer September 30: winter Resumé or CV, statement of interest (approximately 500 words) and sample of written work required. January 5 MA: Seminar paper (7,500 words). PhD: Seminar research paper or chapter of MA thesis (7,500 words). MA: Only General GRE required for those applying to Brain, Behaviour & Cognitive Sciences; Developmental & Cognitive Processes; History & Theory of Psychology; Quantitative Methods; and Social & Personality. Both General and Subject GRE required for those applying to Clinical and Clinical Development. MA and PhD: Statement of December 15 interest required. Applicants are expected to specify primary and secondary interest areas. Preference is given to applicants with strong academic backgrounds who appear promising as researchers and, for the Clinical Psychology and Clinical Development areas, those who appear promising as clinical practitioners. Applicants are required to be proficient in at least one language (English or French), with at least a working knowledge February 15 of the other language. Provide a resumé/CV, statement of interest (approximately 500 words) in both official languages and seminar paper (7,500 words). www.glendon.yorku.ca/GSPIA Submit CV or resumé and statement of areas of interest including experience/background. Applicants should have at January 31 least five years of significant work experience in the public, business–government or non–profit sector or should have an undergraduate degree related to public policy and administration. January 31 MA/PhD: Statement of interest (approximately 500 words), sample of academic writing (minimum 4,000 words). Admitted students usually have higher grade point averages than a “B+”. January 15 Resumé, statement of interest, three letters of reference and a sample of writing required. MSW (with BSW): Resumé, statement of interest (500 words) and three letters of reference (one of which is academic) required. “B” average required in last two years of BSW or equivalent undergraduate Social Work degree. MSW (non-BSW students): Must provide a written statement of interest (500 words) and three letters of reference (one of December 10 which is academic). Must hold related Honours undergraduate degree and have relevant professional, personal or volunteer experience. Must have completed an undergraduate research methods course. PhD: Statement of interest and proposal for plan of study, CV, sample of professional or academic writing and three letters of reference. In consideration of satisfactory studies and/or other relevant experience, three letters of recommendation, sample of January 15 written work (5,000 words) and a statement of interest (500 words) will be taken into account. December 15 Resumé or CV, statement of interest (500 words), sample of academic writing (6,000 to 8,000 words). Program offered in alternate years. Next intake fall 2011. Resumé, statement of intent required. Acting and February 1 Directing: audition/interview required. Contact program to set up an appointment. Playwriting: portfolio of playwriting work required. Resumé plus letter (750 words) outlining the reasons you feel this program is for you and an January 15 explanation of the direction you intend to take; max. 3,000-word writing sample. For those who do not have a BA in Translation, an entrance examination is required to test March 1 their second language, English or French. Resumé and statement of interest required. Resumé, statement of interest and 20 images of work on CD or DVD required. Time-based Art applicants are January 15 encouraged to submit their portfolio on videotape, CD or DVD. Photography applicants can also submit a portfolio. PhD: MFA required. January 15 Resumé and statement of interest, sample of academic writing. 19
  20. 20. Graduate Programs of StudyContact informationGraduate Admission Enquiries 416-736-5000Graduate Scholarship Information 416-736-2100, ext. 33954Graduate Student Affairs 416-736-5521Programs Humanities (MA, PhD) Human Resources Management (MHRM, PhD)Art History (MA) Information Systems & Technology (MA)Art History & Visual Culture (PhD) Interdisciplinary Studies (MA)Biology (MSc, PhD) Kinesiology & Health Science (MA, MFSc, MSc, PhD)Chemistry (MSc, PhD) Law (LLM, PhD)Business Administration — Schulich School of Law (Osgoode Professional Development)Business (EMBA, IMBA, MBA, MF, MPA, PhD) Linguistics & Applied Linguistics (MA, PhD)Cinema & Media Studies (MA, PhD) Mathematics & Statistics (MA, MSc, PhD)Communication & Culture (MA, PhD) Mathematics for Teachers (MA)Computer Engineering (MASc) Music (MA, PhD)Computer Science (MSc, PhD) Nursing (MScN)Critical Disability Studies (MA, PhD) Philosophy (MA, PhD)Dance (MA, MFA) Physics & Astronomy (MSc, PhD)Dance Studies (PhD) Political Science (MA, PhD)Design (MDes) Psychology (MA, PhD)Development Studies (MA) Public & International Affairs (MPIA)Disaster & Emergency Management (MA) Public Policy, Administration & Law (MPPAL)Earth & Space Science (MSc, PhD) Science & Technology Studies (MA, PhD)Economics (MA, PhD) Social & Political Thought (MA, PhD)Education (MEd, PhD) Social Anthropology (MA, PhD)English (MA, PhD) Social Work (MSW, PhD)Environmental Studies (MES, PhD) Socio-Legal Studies (MA, PhD)Études françaises (MA) Sociology (MA, PhD)Études francophones (PhD) Theatre (MFA)Film (MFA) Theatre Studies (MA, PhD)Financial Accountability (MFAc) Translation Studies (MA)Geography (MA, MSc, PhD) Visual Arts (MFA, PhD)Health (MA, PhD) Women’s Studies (MA, PhD)History (MA, PhD)York University strives to ensure the completeness and accuracy of information contained in this publication. However, the University reserves the right to change any of the information at any time without notice.www.futurestudents.yorku.ca/graduate

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