ELECTRONIC ADMISSION PROCESS:
Application instructions can be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies admissions webpage: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/index.html
The required documents should be uploaded prior to final submission:
Post-Secondary Institution Transcripts, Portfolio (see below), CV/Resume, Statement of Intent, English Language Test Score (if required)
All of the above documents must be submitted by the application deadline date. Any incomplete applications after the application deadline date will not be considered.
Electronic submission (format: PDF maximum size of 20 MB). The portfolio should contain a comprehensive representation of the applicant’s own work to illustrate creative potential, technical background and experience, and graphic communication skills. The portfolio shall include samples of both visual and written work. Applicants for the Pre-Master program will find additional information on the right. Post-Professional program applicants should include examples of professional work (maximum five projects).
Portfolios are uploaded through the online application portal (max 20 mb).
STEP-BY-STEP APPLICATION PROCESS:
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1. Complete the admissions process on line through the FGS website. Please note that applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B), or the equivalent, in the last two years of their academic work to be eligible for consideration.
Need help with assessment please go to Application Assessment Procedures
2. The required electronic documents are:
A. Transcripts are required from ALL recognized, post-secondary institutions attended, no matter whether a degree has been awarded or not. For initial assessment purposes only, unofficial transcripts (uploaded to your UMGradConnect application) are acceptable and preferred. Official transcripts will only be required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies if you are recommended for admission. To be considered official, transcripts must arrive in envelopes that have been sealed and endorsed (stamped across the back flap) by the Main Records Office of the issuing institution. In cases where the transcript does /will not clearly state that a degree has been conferred and when it was awarded, a copy of the final degree certificate is required to accompany the transcript.
Please note that official University of Manitoba transcripts are not required. If you have access to your Aurora Student account you should upload a web transcript. If not, an FGS Admissions Assistant will add a copy of your transcript to your file for you.
If the transcript is issued in a language other than English (and is not from a Canadian institution) the applicant must arrange for the submission of official literal translations of all records. The original language documents and the English translations must arrive together in an envelope that has been sealed and endorsed (stamped across the back flap) by the issuing institutions. All academic documents must arrive directly from the main records office (e.g., the Registrar, Controller of Examinations, Archives, etc.) of the issuing institution in order to be considered "official.
B. A curriculum vitae, including relevant biographical facts, work and travel history, leadership experience.
C. A statement of intent, describing the applicant’s academic and professional goals, objectives and motivations. For the research degree (post-professional MID), the submission must include area of interest in research or a thesis/practicum topic.
D. The email addresses of two references supporting the application from persons able to assess the candidate’s professional and intellectual ability to pursue the proposed program of study and research in the master’s program. Referees will be contacted directly through the online submissions process when applicants have submitted the referee’s email on the system.
E. Name changes/differences on any documentation must be supported with official evidence.
F. A copy of birth certificate or passport (once admitted).
G. A student whose first language is not English is required to provide an English language test score to a specified level of achievement: English Language Exemption List
•University of Michigan English Language Examination Assessment Battery MELAB (80%)
•Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL — paper-based (580); computer-based test (237); internet-based (94): TWE 5 and above
•Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Teachers CanTEST (band 4.75 in listening and reading and band 4.0 in writing and oral interview)
•International English Language Testing System IELTS (7.00)
•Academic English program for University and College Entrance AEPUCE (65%)
Students should be aware that even though the above language requirements have been met the Department may require students to do remedial language work through the English Language Centre or the Learning Centre at the University of Manitoba in order to be successful in the program.
3. Pay application fee (Application fee information found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies web site)
ADDITIONAL POSSIBLE REQUIREMENTS:
In cases of special consideration, the committee has the option to request applicants attend a personal interview.
AFTER SUCCESSFUL ADMISSION:
If successfully admitted, original transcripts or certified copies will be required. These documents must be received in envelopes that have been sealed and endorsed (stamped across the back flap) by the main Records Office of the issuing institution to be considered official. In cases where the transcript does/will not clearly state that a degree has been conferred, an official degree certificate (attested or certified copy) is required to accompany the transcript. Where academic records from a country other than Canada are produced in a language other than English, the applicant must arrange for the submission of official literal translations of all records. To be official, original language documents and the English translations must arrive together in an envelope that has been sealed and endorsed (stamped across the back flap) by the issuing institutions. All academic documents must arrive from the general records office (e.g., the Registrar, Controller of Examinations, Archives, etc.) of the issuing institution in order to be considered "official."
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