Apply to Memorial
You're on your way to becoming a graduate student at Memorial! Please carefully review and follow the application instructions below to apply. You may also view our application video for step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
Need help? Contact us at any time. If you are interested in a research program, we would encourage you to contact potential supervisors in your area of interest after you apply.
The School of Graduate Studies acknowledges the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion in graduate education. This is reflected in our diversity statement and the work of the SGS committee on diversity. We are mindful of the need and our role to increase access to graduate education for all students, but particularly those who contribute to the diversity in our graduate programs. If you are an Indigenous student or a Black Canadian student applying for admission to a doctoral program, we can offer additional supports. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Choose your semester and check the deadlines
Decide when you'd like to start your studies, and check the relevant deadlines.
Some academic units only admit students for the Fall semester and do not review applications until after the application deadline, while others offer admission for multiple semesters on a rolling basis.
Deadlines and entry semesters are also listed on the relevant page of the Graduate Programs section of our website.
We encourage you to apply early. You may upload your supporting documents to your online application after your application is submitted (under “Documents and Supplemental Items”).
All applications and required documents must be received by the School of Graduate Studies by the application deadline. Late applications and documents are processed as time and resources permit.
Identify and collect all required application materials
The graduate application will include the required documents below. Click on each link for more information.
Supporting documents (e.g., transcripts, confirmation of degree, resume, etc.) should be uploaded to the online application (under “Documents and Supplemental Items”). The submission status of successfully uploaded documents will appear as "received".
Please note that documents cannot be deleted once uploaded, so ensure the file selected is accurate before uploading. The online application will reflect a file is complete after one transcript, the resume, and two reference letters are uploaded, but it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all documents required for their program of interest are uploaded by the appropriate deadline.
If you are submitting more than one application, please note that additional applications will show the submission status of supporting documents as “received” but you will have to upload the documents again for each additional application.
Your application must be fully and accurately completed in the English language.
- Verify that your name and date of birth are entered correctly (including previous last name if applicable), as it appears on your passport or other identity papers.
- Under 'Personal Information' -> 'Canadian Immigration Status', if you are not a Canadian citizen, select Student Visa if you are required to apply for a study permit, or Permanent Resident if you hold the immigration status of Permanent Resident.
- Please carefully review the definitions of full-time and part-time status before selecting an option under “Student Status”. Graduate student status is not determined by the number of courses one registers for.
- If you have previously applied to or enroled in Memorial University, please ensure you enter your MUN student number under “Program Information”. You can find this in Self-Service (if you were previously a student) or on a decision letter emailed to you (if you previously applied). This will ensure your application is processed quickly and accurately.
- Please ensure you choose the right graduate program under “Program Information”. Normally, this cannot be changed after you submit your application online.
- Please Graduate Programs and Routes (e.g., thesis, course, internship) for your program of interest under “Program Information”. Refer to the document for details. Incorrect routes may lead to delays in the admission process. You can only be considered for a route available for your graduate program of interest.
- If you are applying for a research program (e.g., one that requires a thesis), under “Program Information” please note the names of up to two faculty members you may be interested in working with. Please visit our website for more information on how to find potential supervisors.
- If you are applying for a research program (e.g., one that requires a thesis), please note the research area or focus you are interested in for your graduate thesis (or instrument for Master of Music applicants).
- Under “Program Information” and “Self-declared Average”, please enter in number form your overall average from your most recent undergraduate (bachelor’s) program as it appears on your university transcript (e.g., 80%, 3.0, 16, etc.). In the following field, please select the country in which your most recent undergraduate (bachelor’s) program was completed.
- You must provide the names and email addresses for your referees. You should let them know beforehand that Memorial will request letters of appraisal on your behalf. Please make sure the email address you enter is correct and one actively used by your referee.
- Ensure that the “Statement of Interest” section is properly completed, as most academic units place considerable emphasis on this section. You’ll find a video tutorial on this at the bottom of this page.
- Please complete the “Special Circumstances” section if there are any exceptional circumstances that may have had an impact on your past academic records.
- Transcripts should be uploaded to the online application after your application is submitted.
- Memorial transcripts are not normally required. If your only transcript is a Memorial transcript, however, please upload an unofficial transcript. You can download this at no cost from Memorial Self-Service (under “Academic Information Menu”, then “Generate Unofficial Transcript PDF”).
- If you are currently a Memorial University undergraduate student, please advise us when your degree requirements have been met or a degree has been conferred by contacting email@example.com.
- If the award of your degree is not reflected on the transcript, we will require a certifying statement from your university to the effect that all degree requirements have been met. Please upload this as “Grad Confirmation of Degree Awarded”. If you are currently enrolled in a degree program, please upload this document when ready.
- If your transcripts are not in English or French, please provide an official or notarized English translation.
- When completing your application online, you will be required to enter information about your referees. Please ensure you contact your referees before applying to confirm their availability and willingness to write a reference letter on your behalf. You’ll find a video tutorial on how to ask for reference letters on this at the bottom of this page.
- Within 1-2 business days after you submit your application online (and after your application is processed), your referees will receive an email with a unique link inviting them to complete and submit an online reference letter form.
- To ensure your referee receives our email, please ensure their email address is entered correctly in the “References” section of the online application (this is a common reason why referees do not receive a request to submit a reference letter). Whenever possible, the referee’s institutional or professional email address should be used.
- Reference letters should be received by the appropriate application deadline. To ensure this happens, please submit your application before the application deadline (1-2 weeks recommended) so your referees have sufficient time to submit their forms.
- You will be able to confirm that your referees have submitted their letter of appraisal through the online application.
- If you are applying for any of the following programs, at least one letter of appraisal must be from an academic referee, and another one from a professional referee.
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Education
- Master of Employment Relations
- Master of Management
- Master of Science in Nursing
- Master of Social Work
- Academic referees selected to write letters of appraisal on your behalf should have taught or supervised you at a university level, and be able to accurately comment on your ability to succeed in a graduate program. Professional referees can be individuals who supervised or worked with you in an employment setting. Referees should not be family members, friends, students, or employees who report to you.
- In cases where a new or alternate referee is required, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Note: Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) applicants only are required to submit a third letter of appraisal from a referee who can comment on their suitability for clinical practice. The third referee should email their letter to email@example.com.
Please submit an updated resume. For advice, you may use Student Life’s Resume Writing Guide as a resource.
- Students who have completed secondary schooling, an undergraduate degree, or a graduate degree at a recognized institution where the language of instruction is English are not required to take an English proficiency test.
- If the institution is located outside of Canada or the U.S., applicants should provide a certifying statement from the said institution, to the effect that the medium of instruction was English (as “Grad Proof of English Proficiency”). Please upload this document to your online application.
- All other applicants will be required to provide minimum scores from acceptable English proficiency tests listed in the University Calendar. Please upload your test score report to the online application.
- Please note that certain programs require higher test scores than those indicated below. Where this is the case, it will be indicated on the relevant page of the Graduate Programs section of our website. Unless otherwise indicated, the minimum English proficiency test scores are as follows:
- TOEFL: An aggregate score of 80 (92 for graduate programs with higher English proficiency requirements)
- IELTS Academic: An aggregate score of 6.5 (7 for graduate programs with higher English proficiency requirements)
- Duolingo English Test: An aggregate score of 115 (125 for graduate programs with higher English proficiency requirements)
- CAEL: A score between 50 and 60 in each of four bands, with at least 2 band scores of 60
- CanTEST: Band Level 4.5 in the listening comprehension and reading comprehension sub-tests and a score of 4 in writing
- MET: A score of 59%
- PTE Academic: Minimum scores of 58 in each of reading, writing, listening, and speaking
- MUN Test of English Language: Minimum scores of 60 in reading and listening, 60 in writing, and 60 in speaking
- The following graduate programs require minimum scores on a standardized test (please refer the relevant page of the Graduate Programs section of our website for more information, and upload your test score report to the online application):
- Master of Business Administration: GMAT score of 550 or GRE score of 302
- Master of Business Administration in SEE: GMAT score of 550, or GRE score of 302
- Master of Science in Management: GMAT score of 600, or GRE score of 310
- Master of Applied Psychological Science: GRE General Test
- PhD (Management): GMAT score of 600, or GRE score of 302
- Additional requirements (click on link): Certain graduate programs will require you to meet additional requirements or submit an additional form or writing sample. Please upload any required forms or documents to the online application.
- Authorization for use of representative: To authorize a representative to have access to your application file, please email firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address noted on your application. The email should state your full name and Memorial University student number, and the full name of your representative.
- Financial guarantee: If you are being sponsored by a government agency, university, or employer to pursue a graduate program at Memorial, please email a financial guarantee document with your full name and Memorial University student number to email@example.com.
Prerequisites may be necessary for your program of interest. Please check the University Calendar or the Graduate Programs section of our website for more information.
- The application fee of $60 for Canadian applicants or $120 for international applicants is payable by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) only.
- All graduate applicants to the School of Music are required to pay a supplementary application fee of $40.
- If you are employed as a permanent or contractual employee at Memorial at the time of application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on application fee reimbursement.
- If you are an Indigenous student or a Black Canadian student applying for admission to a doctoral program, please email email@example.com for information on application fee reimbursement.
Submit your application
- All applications must be submitted online (credit card required).
- Please note that credit card payments on the application are only available from 5:01 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Newfoundland time; UTC -3:30), Sunday through Friday. It is unavailable on Saturday. You can continue to complete your application during this time.
- You must upload any required documents (e.g., transcripts, confirmation of degree completion, test score reports, writing samples, and additional forms) directly to the online application after you submit your application online (under “Documents and Supplemental Items”).
- Documents cannot be deleted once uploaded, so please make sure the file selected is accurate before uploading. Your application and all required documents should be submitted by the appropriate application deadline date for your program of interest. Please do not mail supporting documents or drop off supporting documents in person.
- You can track the status of your application online after you have submitted your application and uploaded your supporting documents. For more information on the application review process, please visit the after-you-apply page.
- Within 1-2 business days after submitting an online application, you will find the MUN student number assigned for you in the online application (under “My Account” and “My Profile”). Please reference your MUN student number when contacting us about your graduate application.
- Graduate applications for the Spring 2024 semester will open in the first week of May 2023, Fall 2024 semester in the first week of September 2023, and Winter 2025 semester in the first week of January 2024.
Important Note: Memorial University will verify documents submitted in support of a graduate application, including reference letters, transcripts, and degree certificates. Submission of falsified documents is considered a serious academic offense.
Watch application tutorials (optional)
Applying to graduate school for the first time? We’ve prepared these videos to help make the process easier for you. Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.
Applying to graduate school: key points, tips and suggestions
Statement of interest for graduate school: How to write an effective statement of interest
Reference letter for graduate school: Who do you ask?
Finding a research supervisor: Tips for contacting and securing a graduate supervisor