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    Faculty

    • Desautels Faculty of Music
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    Degree

    • Master of Music

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    Expected duration

    • 2 years

  • 20+

    Student ensembles

  • 40

    Spacious, light-filled practice rooms

  • 1:5

    Ratio of faculty members to students

  • $600,000+

    Value of scholarships, bursaries and prizes awarded annually

Program details

The Master of Music two-year program provides professional preparation in a strong academic and collaborative environment.

Expected duration: 2 years

Tuition and fees: Program fees are assessed in the first two terms of study, followed by a continuing fee in the third and any subsequent terms. (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)

Graduate students can choose from three areas of concentration:

  • Performance (solo or collaborative) in voice, keyboard, guitar or any standard orchestral, wind or jazz instrument
  • Composition
  • Conducting (choral or instrumental)

Students must complete 24 credit hours of study to earn a MMus degree. Each concentration requires 15 credit hours of core courses plus 9 credit hours of additional courses. 

For degree information, please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies Supplemental Regulations page

Sample course offerings

  • MUSC 7000: Music History Seminar (3 credit hours)
  • MUSC 7050: Bibliography and Research Methods (3 credit hours)
  • MUSC 7110: Music Theory Seminar (3 credit hours)
  • MUSC 7380: Piano Repertoire Seminar (2 credit hours)
  • MUSC 7390: Piano Chamber Music Literature Seminar (2 credit hours)
  • MUSC 7530: Operatic Piano (2 credit hours)
  • MUSC 7810: Electroacoustic Music (3 credit hours)
  • MUSC 7860: Topics in Music (3 credit hours)

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar

Admission requirements

Prospective students to the Master of Music program must have completed:

  • A four-year undergraduate degree program in music with a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last two full years (60 credit hours) of study, or
  • A conservatory diploma taken in residence; and
  • An online application

To be considered for the program, all prospective students must successfully pass the audition and must possess the stated requirements. 

Diagnostic examinations

Students admitted to the M.Mus. or the M.A. (Music Research) program will write diagnostic examinations administered and evaluated by the faculty members of the DFOM, prior to the first day of fall-semester classes.

These examinations assess the incoming student’s background in music theory and musicology, and are used to determine if the student would benefit from supplementary preparation or assistance in order to be successful in courses from these areas.

Please see the Graduate Theory Diagnostic (PDF) and Graduate Musicology Diagnostic (PDF) for details on suitable review materials. 

Second-language requirements

The second language requirement has been removed as of Fall 2022.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program

How to apply

The MMus program accepts applications for both Fall and Winter entry.

Step 1: Apply online

Applications to the MMus program are completed online. To begin your application, click the "Start or continue your application" button. The online application includes several parts:

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Statement of Intent
  • Curriculum Vita outlining details of performance experience
  • Repertoire list
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if applicable)
  • Portfolio (for Composition only)
  • Conducting video and score analysis (for Conducting only)
  • Two letters of recommendation

To be considered for Desautels Faculty of Music scholarships, applicants must meet the application deadline and audition during the advertised audition dates. Applicants will be notified 2-3 weeks after the application deadline to arrange their audition and interview.

Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.

Step 2: Audition

Your audition may take up to 45-minutes. Whether you are auditioning in-person or by video recording, the audition will involve:

  • Performing up to 20-30 minutes of prepared music that fulfills the specific audition requirements for your area of study;
  • An interview covering a range of areas, including your background and experience in music performance; and
  • Sight-reading, singing, rhythm and melody playback and/or performing 1-2 additional pieces.

Accompanists: Vocal and instrumental pieces must be accompanied. Arrangements for accompanists on the day of the audition or video recording are the responsibility of the student.

Classical instrument or voice audition fee: Students auditioning in-person must pay a $25 fee. This fee reserves the audition spot. If an applicant auditions to more than one (1) instrument or voice, they must pay an additional $25 fee per audition. Payments must be made before the audition at the Music General office.

Jazz audition fee: Jazz students auditioning in-person must pay a $50 fee. This fee covers the expense of a rhythm section to be provided by the Faculty. Payments must be made before the audition at the Music General office.

Collaborative Piano auditions fee: Collaborative piano students auditioning in-person must pay a $50 fee. This fee covers the expense of the collaborating musicians to be provided by the Faculty. Payments must be made before the audition at the Music General office.

Composition audition and portfolio requirements

  • Present a portfolio of works, including a recording, demonstrating your ability to work in a variety of music genres.

Conducting audition requirements

Applicants must submit:

  • a preliminary prescreening conducting video, including a minimum of 10 minutes of rehearsal and 10 minutes of performance (camera facing the conductor);
  • lists of repertoire conducted in performance and rehearsal, respectively;
  • lists of repertoire in which they have performed as an ensemble member (list up to 10 substantial works);
  • a curriculum vitae detailing experience field (conducting, teaching, performing, etc.).

Applicants invited to audition in person will normally be required to conduct one or two pieces in rehearsal with a university ensemble, to be assigned from that ensemble’s current repertoire.

Instrumental conducting applicants will be required to display proficiency in score reading skills, which may include sight-singing, rhythmic reading, and oral score overview and analysis.

Choral conducting applicants will be required to perform a vocal selection of their choice (pianist will be provided); to display proficiency in sight singing and open score reading at the keyboard

Collaborative piano audition requirements

Instrumental

  • First movement of any Beethoven violin or cello sonata
  • One movement of any violin or cello sonata by Brahms or Franck

Vocal (All to be played in original keys)

  • Schubert - Gretchen am Spinnrade OR Ganymed
  • Strauss – Allerseelen OR Zueignung
  • Debussy – Il pleure dans mon Coeur OR Faure – Clair de Lune
  • Barber - One selection from the following list:
    • St. Ita's Vision
    • The Heavenly Banquet
    • The Praises of God
  • Mozart Aria – Giunse alfin il momento…Deh vieni, non tardar (Le Nozze di Figaro)

Solo

  • Piano solo of your choice - approximately 7-10 minutes in duration. This can be a short piece or movement(s) from any larger work.

Instrumental audition requirements

  • A program of works representing a variety of historical periods and contrasting styles; 20-30 minutes in total.

Jazz Studies audition requirements

  • A short sight-reading passage
  • A brief interview covering a range of areas, including your background and experience in jazz performance
  • Technical requirement: play a major scale, one octave ascending and descending, in any key. Drummers and singers must perform this on piano.
  • A medium tempo blues selection
    • Play melody and a minimum of two improvised choruses
    • Rhythm section players must comp for a soloist
  • A jazz standard of your choice
    • Play melody and a minimum of two improvised choruses
    • Rhythm section players must comp for a soloist. Drummers must trade fours with the rhythm section.

You must provide three copies of charts for the music you perform (in your key). 

Piano audition requirements

  • A minimum of two contrasting movements of a classical sonata, one of which is in sonata form; a romantic work; a minimum of two other works chosen from baroque, impressionist and/or 20th century or contemporary works.
  • The audition program should be approved by the Area Coordinator in advance.

Strings audition requirements

For all instruments, memorization is preferred but not required.

Violin
  • Bach: two movements from any Sonata or Partita for violin solo
  • Any virtuoso work for violin and piano or violin solo
  • First movement only OR the second and third movements from any major violin concerto (including Mozart No. 4 and No. 5; Bruch G minor, Op.26 is not acceptable)
Viola
  • Applicant may choose one of the following:
    • J.S. Bach: two movements from any Sonata or Partita for violin solo or Suites for Cello solo; or
    • Reger: two contrasting movements from any Suite for Viola solo
  • Any virtuoso work for viola solo or with piano, or first movement from Sonata by Brahms or Schubert Arpeggione
  • Two contrasting movements from concertos by: Bartok, Walton, Hindemith or Schnittke
Cello
  • One etude from Popper’s 40 Etudes Op. 73 or Piatti’s 12 Caprices Op. 25.
  • Prelude and two additional movements from the same J.S. Bach Cello Suite.
  • Two contrasting movements from a standard cello concerto (First movement is compulsory) or the complete Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations.
  • Any virtuoso work written for solo cello/cello and piano.
Double bass
  • Two contrasting pieces of applicant’s choice
  • Three orchestra excerpts by: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart or Strauss
  • One major scale, one harmonic minor scale, one minor scale of choice in two or three octaves
  • Sight-reading may be required
Guitar
  • The first movement from any J.S. Bach Suites for Lute or Fugue BMV 1001 or BMV 998. If you choose the Prelude from Suite BMV 996, you must play it presto.
  • First movement of a major work (concerto, sonata, suite, etc.) for guitar solo or guitar and piano
  • One piece representing a major 20th or 21st century work for guitar

Voice audition requirements

  • Two arias (one opera, one oratorio)
  • Three art songs in contrasting languages and styles, with at least one in English
  • 20-30 minutes in total

Step 3: Wait for a decision

You will receive an email notification from the faculty when a decision has been made on your audition.

All decisions will be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Admissions office for final assessment.

Once notified of a decision, you must log in to your application portal to view your decision letter and accept or decline your offer by the deadline date indicated in the letter. It is imperative that email accounts remain current and that emails are regularly checked.

Application deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Architecture reviews applications in March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for City Planning reviews applications in March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

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Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Winter applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 10

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Fall (September) January 15

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Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

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Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

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Fall (September) January 15

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

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Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1

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Term Annual application deadline
Winter (January) June 1
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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1

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Term Annual application deadline
Winter (January) June 1
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Fall (September) January 15

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Fall (September) January 15

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Fall (September) March 15

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Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1

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Applications are reviewed on a Committee basis. The Committee for German and Slavic Studies reviews applications in February/March.

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Canadian and Permanent Resident applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Summer (July) August 15

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Fall (September) January 8
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Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 8

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Education reviews applications in February / March.

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Applications to Education PhD are currently closed.

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Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

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Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

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Term Annual application deadline
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Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1
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Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

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Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1
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Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

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Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
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Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

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Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
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International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

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Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
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Summer (May) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Currently not accepting applications to this program.

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and international applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

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Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) June 1

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Term Annual application deadline
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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Law reviews applications in January - March.

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Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 15

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Nursing (MN) reviews applications in April / May.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Nursing PhD reviews applications in February / March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee reviews applications as per the timelines noted below each table.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 15
Winter (January) September 15
Summer (May) January 15

Winter applications reviewed in October
Summer applications reviewed in February
Fall applications reviewed in June

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) January 15
Winter (January) May 15
Summer (May) September 15

Winter applications reviewed in June
Summer applications reviewed in October
Fall applications reviewed in February

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated. This includes having the support of a faculty supervisor before you apply.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Natural Resources Management reviews applications in March - June.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

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After the annual application deadline (see below), applications are reviewed on a committee basis by the Faculty of Social Work internal admissions committee. Once this process is complete, decisions are sent to all applicants in March / April. 

Applications open July 1 of year prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) July 1 December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Social Work reviews applications in March / April.

Applications open July 1 of year prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) July 1 January 15

International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) July 1 October 15

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Music reviews Fall term applications in December / January, and Winter term applications in July.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines Audition dates
Fall (September) December 1 January 22-27, 2024
Winter (January) Winter intake currently suspended  

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Occupational Therapy reviews applications in May / June.

Master of Occupational Therapy regular program applications open September 15 of the year prior to deadline.

Master of Occupational Therapy Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (August) February 1

Master of Occupational Therapy international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (August) January 15

Master of Occupational Therapy accelerated program applications open October 1 of the year prior to deadline.

Master of Occupational Therapy – Accelerated Program Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (August) May 1
Winter (January) October 1

Master of Occupational Therapy – Accelerated Program international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (August) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

The name of your confirmed supervisor is required at the time of application. To identify a prospective thesis research supervisor on your application, please contact Immunology Faculty members.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Community Health Sciences reviews applications in March / April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Fall 2025 applications are currently closed.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 10

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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The name of your preferred supervisor is required at time of application.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Students selected for in-person interview will be notified in February.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) November 15  January 11

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Physician Assistant Studies reviews applications in April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and Permanent Resident applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Offers of admission will be released to successful applicants on May 17, 2024 from the University of Manitoba Master of Physician Assistant Studies, the same day as the University of Toronto BScPA Program and McMaster University Physician Assistant Education Program. The three institutions are pleased to provide applicants their offers on the same day to help with the decision-making process.

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Pharmacology and Therapeutics reviews applications one month after the application deadline.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications for Pathology MSc are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications for Pathologist Assistant are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Pathologist Assistant reviews applications in April / May. 

The Pathologist Assistant program only admits Canadian and US students every two years. The Fall 2023 intake has been suspended. The next intake is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2025.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) April 1 (Pathology MSc)
October 1 (Pathologist Assistant)
March 31 (Pathologist Assistant)
June 1 (Pathology MSc)

International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) April 1 March 1 (Pathology MSc)

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) May 1


Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) May 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Application deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Summer (May) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 15
Winter (January) September 15
Summer (May) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 15
Winter (January) June 15
Summer (May) October 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Statistics reviews applications in March / April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian/US/International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 15
Winter (January) Winter intake currently suspended.

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Biological Sciences reviews applications one month after deadline.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Application deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Indigenous Studies reviews applications in February and June.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) January 15
(for scholarship consideration)

May 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated. For those who wish to be considered for scholarships, applications must be received by January 15 of the year in which you're seeking admission.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions Committee for Applied Human Nutrition reviews applications in February.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) October 1 January 6

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Les demandes d’admission sont évaluées par un comité. Le comité d’admission évalu les demandes durant les mois de Mars et Avril.  

Les demandes peut être surmise jusqu’à concurrence de 18 mois avant le début de premier trimestre.

Demandes provenant du Canada et des États-Unis

Session

date limite

automne (septembre) 1 juin
hiver (janvier) 1 octobre
été (mai) 1 février

Demandes provenant de l'étranger

Session date limite
automne (septembre) 1 mars
hiver (janvier) 1 juillet
été (mai) 1 novembre

Toute demande d’admission en ligne doit être déposée, avec documents à l’appui, au plus tard aux dates indiquées.

Soumettre ou continuer votre application

Les demandes d’admission sont évaluées par un comité. Le comité d’admission évalu les demandes durant les mois de Mars et Avril.  

Les demandes peut être surmise jusqu’à concurrence de 18 mois avant le début de premier trimestre.

Demandes provenant du Canada et des États-Unis

Session

date limite

automne (septembre) 1 juin
hiver (janvier) 1 octobre
été (mai) 1 février

Demandes provenant de l'étranger

Session date limite
automne (septembre) 1 mars
hiver (janvier) 1 juillet
été (mai) 1 novembre

Toute demande d’admission en ligne doit être déposée, avec documents à l’appui, au plus tard aux dates indiquées.

Soumettre ou continuer votre application

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

graduate.admissions@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9377

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Desautels Faculty of Music
Room T319 
150 Dafoe Road West
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

music@umanitoba.ca
204-474-9310