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Admission Requirements

Qualifying for admission to Ryerson

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.

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 grading scale that is provided by your institution will be used 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 institution's Registrar's office confirming the use of English as the Medium of Instruction for the duration of their study.   This letter will be required to be submitted through the Applicant Portal once you have applied and have been asked to submit your documents. This applies to all internationally educated applicants, including those that are currently studying within North America.

If this documentation is not provided, your application will remain incomplete and your application will be delayed.

Academic Program TOEFL (IBT) IELTS- Academic CAEL PTE Cambridge Assessment Test
General Requirement
(All programs, except those listed below)
93 7.0 70 63 185
Computer Networks,
Master of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
80 6.5   53 176
Communication and Culture,
Management (PhD),
Master of Business Administration (MBA),
Master of Science in Management,
PMDip - Accounting
100 7.5   68 191
Journalism 105 7.5   72 191

Last updated September 11th, 2020