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Applications for admission are first received by the Graduate Admissions and Records Office which evaluates each applicant's transcripts to determine admissibility to the program. After this determination, the application is forwarded to the School of Public Administration for consideration by the department's Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee is comprised of faculty and administrators.
Admission to Master's Programs
To be eligible for admission, applicants must:
Applicants must assemble all of the required application elements, as well as other relevant evidence of suitability for admission (e.g., academic records from non-degree courses), and submit them to the Graduate Admissions Office as a complete package. Clearly indicate whether application is being made for the On Campus or the Online program.
The School's Admissions Committee assesses an applicant's ability to successfully complete the MPA program. Admission decisions are based on an evaluation of the Letter of Intent, the Academic Assessment forms or non-academic letters of reference, the applicant's academic record, applicable test scores and experience (paid or voluntary). The admission process is competitive; therefore, ensure that all your documentation is complete.
Admission to PhD Program
To be eligible for admission, applicants require:
Candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply for external funding and should indicate on their application where they have applied for such funding.
To apply for the program, applicants must:
Applicants must assemble all of the required application elements, as well as other relevant evidence of suitability for admission (e.g., academic records from non-degree courses), and submit them to the Graduate Admissions Office as a complete package.
In addition to the documentation required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the School of Public Administration requires that applicants submit a professional resumé, as well as a letter of intent which provides an overview (up to a total of five single-spaced pages) of:
The Admissions Committee assesses an applicant's ability to successfully complete the PhD program. Admission decisions are based on an evaluation of the applicant's academic record, the Academic Assessment forms (included within the application package), applicable test scores, the overview, and the availability of appropriate faculty expertise to match the applicant's chosen research area.
All short-listed candidates will be interviewed (by teleconference or in person) by a faculty admissions committee.
Admissions to the PhD program will be undertaken on a biennial basis. For the next term of entry, please consult the School's website at <publicadmin.uvic.ca/phd>.
Admission to Graduate Professional Certificates
To be eligible for admission, applicants must have:
In addition, applicants must submit official transcripts, a professional resumé and a letter of intent that explains how this program relates to their career plans, and their personal and professional values and goals. Finally, applicants must have two assessment forms or letters of reference sent directly to the Graduate Admissions and Records Office.
Application Deadline for Cultural or Library Sector Leadership programs
Please view the information at <publicadmin.uvic.ca/gradcerts> for current information on application deadlines.
Admission to Graduate Certificate in Evaluation Additional Requirements
To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Evaluation, applicants must have:
Application Deadline for the Evaluation program
The Graduate Admissions and Records office provides a step-by-step application guide, including application forms for international students, available at: <registrar.uvic.ca/grad>.
Applicants who do not possess a Canadian undergraduate degree will be required to write and submit official results for the GMAT. International applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide test results for one of the following:
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