Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2019/2020)
13.2 Qualifications for Admission
  1. Admission is limited and competitive.

  2. To be considered for admission to the M.E.R. program, an applicant shall have:

    1. An undergraduate degree, normally with a minimum degree average of 70% from an institution recognized by Senate; and

    2. An undergraduate course in statistics, microeconomics, and one of organizational behaviour, sociology of work or labour history from an institution recognized by Senate, normally with a minimum grade of 70% in each course.

  3. Qualified applicants with relevant experience will normally receive preference during the evaluation of applications.

  4. It is highly recommended that non-Canadian applicants submit a sample of their academic writing and achieve a satisfactory result on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

  5. In exceptional cases, applicants who have not completed an undergraduate degree, but who meet all other requirements, may be considered for admission. Preference will be given to those who have a minimum of 10 years of full-time professional experience, including demonstrated success in employment relations, and who have successfully completed substantial university course work including several courses at an advanced undergraduate level from an institution recognized by Senate. Applicants without an undergraduate degree must have completed one or more undergraduate courses in organizational behaviour, statistics, and microeconomics, from an institution recognized by Senate, normally with a minimum grade of 70% in each course. Any applicants who do not meet normal admission requirements may also be required to successfully complete the GMAT or the GRE with a satisfactory result and/or additional undergraduate courses before being considered for admission.

  6. Applicants who did not complete a four-year baccalaureate degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must normally complete either the:

    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a paper-based score of 580 (or higher), computer-based score of 237 (or higher), or Internet based score of 92-93 (or higher); or

    2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a score of 7 (or higher).

    3. Information regarding the TOEFL is available from the Educational Testing Service at IELTS information is available at It is noted that other equivalent tests acceptable to the School of Graduate Studies will also be considered.