Public Administration : Admission Requirements
course-based Option (Online): have a minimum of three years of full-time public sector or non-profit work experience. Those applicants whose degree was awarded four or more years prior and whose grade point average is below B+ may be considered.
Thesis Option (On Campus): Provide at least two Assessment Reports from academic referees*.
Course-based Option (Online): Provide at least two Assessment Reports from academic referees*, and at least one work-related Assessment Report from a work-related supervisor.
*If it has been more than five years since you last attended a post-secondary institution, we recommend that you include three Assessment Reports from current or former work-related supervisors in place of academic referees. To strengthen your application, we recommend that your referees attach a Letter of Reference in addition to the Graduate Admissions Assessment Report.
submit official copies of all post-secondary transcripts. If you do not have access to official copies when you apply, unofficial copies may be submitted. Official copies will be required before your admissions is finalized, should you be accepted into the program.
applicants to the Thesis Option (On Campus) who have a first class average (7.0 on the UVic 9-point grading scale) over the last two years of their undergraduate and/or graduate course work are automatically considered for graduate entrance awards.
a grade point average of 7.0 on the UVic 9.0 scale or equivalent in a Master's degree from a discipline or professional school either in or related to the field of Public Administration; and
February 15 for applicants who wish to be considered for University Graduate Awards. All applicants with a first class (7.0 on the UVic 9.0 scale or equivalent) average over th e last two years of their undergraduate and graduate course work, as applicable, and whose applications are COMPLETE BY FEBRUARY 15 are automatically considered for these awards.