Application deadlines

Application deadlines vary by graduate program. Ensure your application and supporting documents arrive by the deadline.


Ethnomusicology (MA, PhD)January 15Fall
Anthropology (graduate diploma, MA, PhD)January 15Fall
Archaeology (MA, PhD)January 15Fall
Business Administration (graduate diploma, part-time MBA)January 15 
Economics (graduate diploma, MA)January 15 (international)Fall
Computer Science (all programs)January 15Fall
Earth Sciences (MSc, PhD)January 15Fall, Spring
English (graduate diploma, MA, PhD)January 15Fall
Fisheries Science (MSc, PhD)January 15Spring
Folklore (graduate diploma, MA, MA (co-op), PhD)January 15Fall
Gender Studies (graduate diploma, MGS) January 15 Fall 
Geography (MA, MSc, PhD)January 15Fall
History (graduate diploma, MA, PhD)January 15Fall
Interdisciplinary (PhD)January 15Fall
Maritime Management (MMM)January 15Spring
Medicine – Clinical Epidemiology (graduate diploma)January 15Fall
Medicine - Community Health & Humanities (diploma, MSc & PhD)January 15Fall
Medicine – Public Health (MPH) Population/Public Health streamJanuary 15Fall
Music (MMus)January 15Fall
Political Science (MA)January 15Fall
Social Work (MSW)January 15Fall
Biology (MSc, PhD)January 31Fall, Spring
Classics (graduate diploma, MA)January 31Fall
Cognitive & Behavioural Ecology (MSc, PhD)January 31Fall, Spring
French Studies (MA)January 31Fall
German Language & Literature (MA)January 31Fall
Linguistics (graduate diploma, MA, PhD)January 31Fall
Nursing (PhD)January 31Fall (odd-numbered years only)
Business Administration (graduate diploma, MBA)February 1 (international)Fall
Boreal Ecosystems & Agricultural Sciences (MSc)February 1Fall
Chemistry (MSc, PhD)February 1 (international)Fall
Economics (graduate diploma, MA)February 1 (Canadian)Fall
Education – Curriculum Teaching & Learning Studies (MEd), Educational Leadership Studies (graduate diploma, MEd), Educational Technology (MEd), Post-Secondary Studies (graduate diploma, MEd)February 1Spring, Fall
Education (PhD) (even year only) February 1Fall 
Environmental Science (MSc, MEnvSci, PhD)February 1Fall
Medicine – Health Ethics (MHE)February 1Fall
Medicine – Public Health (MPH) Nutrition/Dietetics streamFebruary 1Fall
Philosophy (graduate diploma, MA, PhD) February 1 Fall 
Physics (MSc, PhD) & Physical Oceanography (MSc, PhD)February 1Fall
Psychology – (MSc, MAPS (co-op), PhD)February 1Fall
Sociology (MA, PhD)February 1Fall
Sustainable Aquaculture (MSc)February 1Fall
Mathematics and Statistics (MAS, MSc, PhD)February 10Fall
Arts and Education (MA & Ed)February 15Spring, Fall
Employment Relations (MER)February 15Fall
Environmental Policy (MA)February 15Fall
Humanities (MPhil)February 15Fall
Marine Studies (graduate diploma, MMS (FRM))February 15Spring
Nursing (graduate diploma, MScN)February 15Fall
Religious Studies (graduate diploma, MA)February 15Fall
Occupational Health and Safety (MOHS)February 15Fall 
Scientific Computing (MSc, MSc (co-op), PhD)February 15Fall
Transdisciplinary Sustainability (PhD)February 15Fall
Pharmacy (MSc (Pharm), PhD)February 28Fall
Biochemistry (MSc, PhD)March 1Fall
Chemistry (MSc, PhD)March 1 (Canadian)Fall
Food Science (MSc, PhD)March 1Fall
Medicine – Applied Health Services Research (MSc (Med))March 1Fall
Political Science (graduate diploma)March 15Fall
Boreal Ecosystems & Agricultural Science (MSc)April 1Winter
Engineering & Applied Science – (graduate diploma, MASc)April 1Fall
Environmental Science (MSc, MEnvSci, PhD)April 1Winter
Human Kinetics and Recreation (MSc (Kin), MHKR)April 1Fall
Sustainable Aquaculture (MSc)April 1Winter
Business Administration (MBA, graduate diploma)May 1 (Canadian)Fall
Business Administration (MBA-SEE) May 1 Fall
Scientific Computing (MSc, MSc (co-op), PhD)May 1Winter
Computer Science (MSc (work-term route))May 15Winter
Marine Studies (MMS (MSPM))May 15Fall
Maritime Management (MMM)May 15Fall
Maritime Studies (MSc, PhD)May 15Fall
Technology Management (MTM)May 15Fall
French Studies (MA)May 31Winter
Physics (MSc, PhD) and Physical Oceanography (MSc, PhD)June 1Winter
Applied Ocean Technology (graduate diploma, MAOT)June 15Fall
Marine Studies (graduate diploma, MMS (FRM))June 15Fall
Biochemistry (MSc, PhD)July 1Winter
Food Science (MSc, PhD)July 1Winter
Medicine – Clinical Epidemiology (graduate diploma) (Medical Residents)July 31Fall
Pharmacy (MSc (Pharm), PhD)July 31Winter
Engineering & Applied Science – (graduate diploma, MASc)August 1Winter
Employment Relations (MER)August 15 (part-time)Winter
Environmental Policy (MA)August 15 (part-time)Winter
Mathematics (PhD)August 31Winter
Arts and Education (MA & Ed)September 15Winter
Earth Sciences (MSc, PhD)September 15Winter
Education – Curriculum Teaching & Learning Studies (MEd), Educational Leadership Studies (graduate diploma, MEd), Educational Technology (MEd), Post-Secondary Studies (graduate diploma, MEd)September 15Winter
Fine Arts (MFA)September 15Spring
Fisheries Science (MSc, PhD)September 15Winter
Maritime Management (MMM)September 15Winter
Maritime Studies (MSc, PhD)September 15Winter
Political Science (graduate diploma)September 15Winter
Social Work (PhD)September 15Spring (in even numbered years)
Technology Management (MTM)September 15Winter
Transdisciplinary Sustainability (PhD)September 30Winter
Boreal Ecosystems & Agricultural Sciences (MSc)October 1Spring
Physics (MSc, PhD) & Physical Oceanography (MSc, PhD)October 1Spring
Religious Studies (graduate diploma, MA)October 1Winter
Scientific Computing (MSc, MSc (co-op), PhD)October 1Spring
Business Administration (graduate diploma, part-time MBA)October 15 (Canadian)Winter
Marine Studies (graduate diploma, MMS (FRM))October 15Winter
Biochemistry (MSc, PhD)November 1Spring
Food Science (MSc, PhD)November 1Spring
Education (graduate diploma in Reading Development and Instruction)November 20Winter
Management (MSc)December 1Fall
Engineering & Applied Science (MEng, PhD)December 1Fall
Psychology (PsyD)December 1Fall
Marine Biology (MSc, PhD)No Set DeadlineFall, Winter, Spring
Medicine – Cancer & Development, Cardiovascular & Renal Sciences, Human Genetics, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Neurosciences (MSc (Med))No Set DeadlineFall, Winter, Spring
Medicine - Cancer & Development, Cardiovascular & Renal Sciences, Human Genetics, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Neurosciences (PhD)No Set DeadlineFall, Winter, Spring
Medicine (MD-PhD)No Set DeadlineFall, Winter, Spring
Theoretical Physics (PhD)No Set DeadlineFall, Winter




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