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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Admission FAQ

Master’s Programs

A four-year undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) from a recognized degree granting institution with a 3.0/4.33 (B or equivalent) average in the last two years of study. Some programs are more competitive than others and require a higher admissions entry. Meeting the minimum academic requirement does not guarantee admission into the program.

Doctoral Programs

A master’s degree (or equivalent) from a degree granting institution with a 3.33/4.33 (B+ or equivalent) average and demonstrated research capabilities. Some programs are more competitive than others and require a higher admissions entry. Meeting the minimum academic requirement does not guarantee admission into the program

To help you make that decision, we encourage you to explore our list of graduate programs.

Select a specific program to find out more information about:

  • Faculty
  • Length of program
  • Program curriculum
  • Facilities

You must apply online.

We suggest you complete additional university-level courses and obtain a 3.33/4.33 (B+ or higher). Please contact the program for any further details/information regarding this.

Where a candidate has completed appropriate graduate courses at an acceptable level from another academic institution, but has not been granted a degree using those courses, they may be considered in partial fulfillment of Ryerson’s graduate degree requirements. Responsibility for assessing the appropriateness of such courses shall rest with the program. Credit for such work shall not exceed fifty percent of the program’s course requirements.

The online application is generally available in mid-October. Application deadlines vary from program to program but it is still best to apply as soon as possible as some programs fill very quickly.

A $110 CAD application fee is required for each application. Application fees for the MBA programs are $150 CAD. This fee is non-refundable.

The application fee cannot be waived, refunded or deferred.

Applications will not be processed unless the application fee is received. Payment is made at the time of application by credit card.

Yes, you will be required to submit a new online application (including fee) and supporting documentation such as resume, statement of interest etc should be updated to reflect your current activities and interests.

Yes, applicants can apply to a maximum of three programs. You are required to pay the application fee for each application submitted.

The Master of Business Administration and PhD in Management require a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) . All official scores should be submitted to Ryerson University GMAT code 3QP-56-33, and GRE code 1991.

If the medium of instruction during your undergraduate education was a language other than English, you will need to submit an English Proficiency Test that meets our minimum requirement. This should be met prior to applying and must be met before an application is reviewed.

If your post-secondary education was in a country whose official language is not English but the medium of instruction was English, you will be required to submit proof such as an English medium letter issued directly by the institution. More information.

Scores should be sent directly from ETS to Institution Code: 0886-02

No. We do not offer conditional offers of admission for English proficiency. You must submit a passing test score before your application will be reviewed.

If your transcripts/documents are in a language other than English, you must provide a notarized English translation. Please note translations do not replace original documentation, both versions must be submitted.

Each applicant should receive an automatic e-mail acknowledging their online application and giving them instructions on how to create a RAMSS account to check the status of the submission of their application materials.

Make sure to check all junk mail as emails are sent within 2-3 business days from the time you submit your application payment.

The “To-Do List” is on the right hand side of your “Student Centre”, which can be found by clicking on the RAMSS tab at the top of the screen after you log into  If nothing is listed in the "To-Do" section, then everything has been received.

If your checklist is showing "To-Do" items, this means that any listed items are still missing.  Click on details for more information regarding the documents listed.

Generally decisions will be made by programs starting in January and will be ongoing until programs are filled. Offers of admission begin mid-to-late-March and continue throughout the spring and summer.

We will continue to accept applications and supporting documentation until the program has filled all available spaces for the fall. However, complete applications and eligibility for funding are considered on a rolling basis (program specific, contact program for details).

It takes approximately 2-6 weeks for your application to be evaluated and sent to the program for review. Each program has varying timelines for admissions’ decision making. For more specific information please review the School/Department website and FAQs.

All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted electronically through the Applicant Upload portal. No paper based applications will be processed

No. Applications received through the mail will not be processed. Applications will be accepted electronically only through the Applicant Upload portal.

An official transcript is a document that is normally prepared by an institutions Registrar's office.  Official transcripts are printed on security paper and bear the official seal of the institution. 

This document includes all courses completed, final grades, degrees awarded and other applicable academic information.