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Welcome to the Ryerson Graduate Calendar, the official statement of programs and courses approved by the Ryerson University Senate.

Significant Dates

Important dates for the academic year including fee deadlines, convocation and more

Programs and Courses

Explore the curriculum and course descriptions for graduate programs at Ryerson

As of August 1, 2019, all new students will be required to use two-factor authentication to access Ryerson services. This will require students to have either a mobile phone that can run Google Authenticator or a Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) key. U2F keys are available for purchase online or in some stores.

More information on two-factor, including setup information can be found on the Computing and Communications Services (CCS) Two-Factor Authentication website.

YSGS continues to regularly provide information and updates on graduate education during COVID-19.

YSGS COVID-19 Continuity Information

By the act of enrolling or proceeding with a course of study during the 2020-2021 academic year, each student at Ryerson University agrees to observe and be bound by the terms of this notice, the Graduate Calendar, policies and procedures, and significant dates and the applicable terms, conditions, regulations and policies contained in the online undergraduate calendar, the university website and supplemental materials provided for students, such as the Student Guide, faculty/program student handbooks, newsletters and special communications. 

Ryerson will be the sole arbiter in the interpretation of policies and procedures and standards for admission to its courses of study and may, without prior notice, limit enrolment in or admission to any course or program at any level. 

Ryerson reserves the right to change, without notice, any information appearing in its Calendars pertaining to the standards for admission to, the requirements for the continuation of study in, and the requirements for the granting of degrees or certificates in any of its programs.

Ryerson reserves the right to alter the fees and other charges described in its Calendars, Ryerson’s official website, as well as the Ryerson Student Guide, and to impose from time to time additional regulations, policies and codes of conduct. Enrolling students are expected to familiarize themselves with the Significant Dates and the Enrolment, Records and Academic Information sections contained in relevant online Calendars and subsequent editions, on the university’s website, as well as with the information pertaining to the course or courses in which they are enrolled.

Ryerson reserves the right to withdraw or cancel programs or courses that are under-enrolled.

Ryerson reserves the right to make such changes in rules, regulations and promotional policies as may be required.

Course descriptions are provided in the Graduate Calendar as a matter of general information to assist present and prospective students in selecting their programs of study. While these descriptions are accurate as of the date of publication, students are cautioned that actual course content and the hours and type of instruction may vary from the listings in the Calendar or, from other course management information made available.

Students are expected to familiarize themselves with, and be governed by the rules and regulations of the program in which they are enrolled, and the promotional policies of that program.

Newly admitted students who do not enrol in courses in their first term by the fall term last day to enrol forfeit their offer of acceptance and will need to re-apply for the following admission intake.

It is the responsibility of each full-time graduate student to access the updated graduate calendar each year, and follow their curriculum as stated.

It is the responsibility of each part-time graduate student to complete the curriculum for their program as set out in the edition of the graduate calendar of the year they were admitted to their program, unless stated otherwise.

It is the responsibility of graduate students, law students and continuing education students to follow the curriculum for their programs and courses of study as outlined in the respective online calendars. 

Students are to follow the Significant Dates in the current Graduate Calendar.

Additions and corrections to the Calendar will be posted. 

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The Province of Ontario and Ryerson University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, and may change in response to new information. Please be advised that course offerings, curriculum, course outlines, significant dates, grading options, and, more generally, the manner of delivery of courses, programs, services and co-curricular opportunities, are all subject to change or modification. Any changes to the above matters or matters related to those identified above will be in accordance with the university’s policies and practices, the interpretation of which may be informed by instructions and guidance from the municipal, provincial, and federal governments, public health authorities and considerations surrounding preventing the transmission of COVID-19, and, more generally, promoting public health, safety and wellbeing. Current tuition and fees will be maintained with more details available through Financial Assistance, Awards and Student Fees and the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

The university will not be liable for any failure in, delay in, or any other issues related to academic progression arising out of any cause or causes beyond its reasonable control. Such causes may include but are not limited to fire, strike, lock-out, inability to procure materials or trades, war, mass-casualty event, flood, local, regional or global outbreak of disease or other public health emergency, social distancing or quarantine restriction, legislative or regulatory requirements, unusually severe weather, failure of public utility or common carrier, or attacks or other malicious act, including but not limited to attacks on or through the internet, or any internet service, telecommunications provider or hosting facility.

The university thanks our students, faculty and staff for their patience and flexibility as we move through these unprecedented times. We remain committed to the continued health and safety of our community, as well as the exceptional education and engaging experiences for which Ryerson is known.