Application Process

Please note:  International applicants who need to apply for study permits should contact the nearest Canadian visa offices to find out how long the process takes in their countries.  They should complete their application files at least one month before they have to apply for their study permits.

 

Graduate Admission Application (all applicants)

1)  Submit a complete graduate admission application online.

2) Pay the non-refundable application fee.

  • Canadian citizens & permanent residents: CAD $35.00
  • International applicants: CAD $100.00

NOTE: Applicants should pay the fee by credit card at the time of application submission or immediately after since applications will not be processed any further until this fee is paid.  For other payment methods, please contact the Student Accounts Office directly.

 

General Application Documents (all applicants)

3) Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions ever attended or currently attending.

  • See our full official transcript requirements.

4) Satisfy the English Language Requirement.

NOTE: All applicants whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate ONE of the following requirements, regardless of citizenship or country of origin: 

  • Applicants meet the requirement if they have a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction.
    • The Faculty of Graduate Studies reserves the right to determine whether a particular institution is recognized as an institution in which the language of instruction is English.
  • A satisfactory score on one of the approved English language proficiency exams:
    • TOEFL: minimum iBT score of 80 (CUCA Institution code: 0916)
    • IELTS: (Academic Module) minimum overall score of 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5
    • MELAB: minimum score of 85
    • CAEL: minimum overall score of 60 with at least 60 on each subtest

Please note:

  • We do NOT accept notarized copies, scanned copies, or photocopies of the above documents.  Only sealed official documents are considered.
  • Do NOT send documents that are not required for or directly relevant to the program (e.g. high school transcripts, extracurricular certificates, financial statements, etc.). 
  • Sending unofficial and/or unnecessary documents will delay the assessment process.
  • We acknowledge receipt of documents by email within 5 business days after they are received by Concordia's shipping department.

 

Additional Application Documents (program-specific)

Master of Arts in Biblical and Christian Studies (MA)

a) A recent written sample of work in the area of Biblical or Christian Studies

  • Normally a research paper produced in the last two years of a BA program
  • Papers specifically prepared for application also will be accepted.

b) A statement of interest (approximately 500 words)

c) At least two letters of reference from two faculty members of the institution in which they completed most of their work in Religious Studies:

  • One letter from an instructor in fields related to the study of Christianity will be accepted.
  • One letter must be from an instructor who has taught in the area of the student’s proposed graduate concentration and who can speak to the student’s competence in that area.

Master of Information Systems Assurance Management (MISAM)

a) A resume with a statement of career objectives

b) For Canadian citizens & permanent residents:

  • A security clearance (e.g. Police Information Check)

NOTE: International applicants are not required to submit a security clearance since it will be done by the Canadian High Commission when they apply for study permits.

Master of Information Systems Security Management (MISSM)

a) For Canadian citizens & permanent residents:

  • A security clearance (e.g. Police Information Check)

NOTE: International applicants are not required to submit a security clearance since it will be done by the Canadian High Commission when they apply for study permits.

b) For applicants with a 3-year degree or a higher national diploma:

  • A professional resume
  • A sealed official employment letter to confirm work experience

c) A cover letter and a resume (not required, only optional)

NOTE: All applicants must submit the complete graduate admission application along with all of general and additional application documents (based on their program choice). Upon review, the Faculty of Graduate Studies may require additional documents on a case-by-case basis.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Intake

Program

International Applicants

Domestic Applicants

Fall 2012

MISAM. MISSM, MA

May 1, 2012

June 30, 2012

Winter 2013

MISAM, MISSM, MA

September 1, 2012

November 1, 2012

Every two months starting in September

Graduate Certificates in Public Health

Applications are assessed on an on-going basis.  All applications and admission requirements must be completed at least three weeks before the start date of each session.

 

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