Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2021/2022)
34.2 Qualifications for Admission
  1. Admission is limited and competitive. To be considered for admission an applicant will normally hold at least a high second class Honours Degree (from areas such as, but not limited to, emergency management, engineering, kinesiology, maritime studies, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology), or an M.D. Degree, or the equivalent of either, both in achievement and depth of study, from an institution recognized by the Senate.

  2. The applicant demonstrates a commitment and passion for safety and survival. Experience in research programs, marine-based industries (e.g., fisheries, oil and gas), marine transport, firefighting, search and rescue, regulatory agencies or government departments, non-governmental organizations, consulting activities, or other relevant activities is considered an asset.

  3. Any applicant who does not hold a high second class Honours Degree or an M.D. Degree may be considered for admission provided that:

    1. the applicant's undergraduate record after the first year shows an average of at least Grade 'B' in courses in the proposed field of specialization; and

    2. the applicant's overall undergraduate record after the first year shows an average of at least Grade 'B' in all courses taken.

  4. Admission requirements related to English proficiency follows and are described under General Regulations, English Proficiency Requirements of th School of Graduate Studies.