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Admission Requirements

Qualifying for admission to Ryerson

The minimum grade requirement for admission consideration to a master's program is a 3.0/4.33 (B or equivalent) in the last two years of study within a four year undergraduate (or equivalent) bachelor's degree. For doctoral studies, you must have achieved a minimum of 3.33/4.33 (B+ or equivalent) in your master’s program.

The Yeates School of Graduate Studies is committed to maintaining high quality graduate and professional programs and to offering admission to those applicants that are best qualified and most likely to succeed in these programs.  Due to the competitive nature of our programs, it is not possible to offer admission to everyone who applies that meets the minimum entrance requirements for the program.  All applications will be considered on an individual basis and subject to competition.

Please review the specific program requirements that you are applying for carefully.

If you have studied outside of Canada, we will use your institution’s grading scale to calculate your GPA.


Applicants who have not completed two or more years of full-time postsecondary education at a Canadian university or a university at which English was the primary language of instruction must provide proof of language proficiency. You will be required to provide certification of English language proficiency through one of the accepted examinations listed below. Scores are valid for two years from the test date.

It is important to understand that meeting the minimum English proficiency requirements does not guarantee admission. Programs may set additional requirements to these minimum standards.

For exemption from this requirement, applicants are required to provide an official statement from their institutions Registrar's office confirming the use of English as the Medium of Instruction for the duration of their study.

Academic Program TOEFL (IBT) IELTS- Academic MELAB CAEL PTE
General Requirement 93 7.0 85 70 63
Computer Networks 80 6.5 80   53
Communication and Culture 100 7.5 90   68
Master of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship 80 6.5 80   53
Journalism 105 7.5 90   72
Psychology 100 7.5 90   68


100 7.5 90   68

*Other English proficiency scores may be considered on an individual basis

Accepted examinations

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Educational Testing Service
P. O. Box 6151, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 08541-6151
Web:, external link

For reporting purposes, please use institution code 0886-02.

International English Language testing System (IELTS)
University of Cambridge
1 Hills Road, Cambridge, UK, CB12EU
Web:, external link

Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - Not accepted after July 2020
Toronto MELAB Center
455 Spadina Ave, Unit 401 Toronto, ON M5S 2G8
Tel: (416) 946 – 3942

Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE)
7B Pleasant Blvd., P.O. Box 1164, Toronto, ON M4T 1K2

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)
The CAEL Assessment Office
110-2925 Virtual Way
Vancouver, BC V5M 4X5
Tel: 1-855-520-2235

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)
Web:, external link