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School of Graduate Studies

How To Apply

2019 Fall Application Deadline: February 1st

Applications for 2019 admissions are OPEN

Apply to the Trent University School of Graduate Studies online. A secure application system ensures that your submission will reach admissions and your proposed program of study as quickly as possible.

  • The deadline to apply for September intake is February 1st. 
  • Some programs may have different admission requirements. Check with individual programs before applying. Refer to the Admissions Requirements page.
  • A limited number of programs offer admissions for January and May intake. Applicants for January and May should contact programs for deadlines. 

All admission decisions are final; there is no appeal of admission decisions.

Master's Program

  • A four-year Bachelor's degree: (or equivalent from a recognized university) closely related to field of study in which you are applying. Education credentials obtained outside of Canada will be assessed for equivalency with a Trent University degree.
  • High academic average: of at least an upper second-class standing (B+/77%) in the work of the last 10 full academic credits or the last two years undergraduate study (full-time equivalent).
  • Proficiency in English: usage, both written and oral, is essential to pursue graduate studies at Trent University. Applicants whose primary language is not English and who completed their previous university education in a language other than English, must provide proof of proficiency in English before admission. For more detailed information on the language requirement visit the English Proficiency Requirements page.

Doctoral Program

  • Master's degree: (or recognized equivalent) in either Arts or Science as appropriate to the program of study to which you are applying. Education credentials obtained outside of Canada will be assessed for equivalency with a Trent University degree.
  • Academic achievement: of at least a (B+/77%).
  • Proficiency in English: usage, both written and oral, is essential to pursue graduate studies at Trent University. Applicants whose primary language is not English and who completed their previous university education in a language other than English, must provide proof of proficiency in English before admission. For more detailed information on the language requirement visit the English Proficiency Requirements page.

Graduate Diploma Program

  • A 4 year Bachelor's degree: (or equivalent from a recognized university) closely related to field of study in which you are applying. Education credentials obtained outside of Canada will be assessed for equivalency with a Trent University degree.
  • High academic average: of at least an upper second-class standing (B+/77%) in the work of the last 10 full academic credits or the last two years undergraduate study( full-time equivalent).
  • Proficiency in English: usage, both written and oral, is essential to pursue graduate studies at Trent University. Applicants whose primary language is not English and who completed their previous university education in a language other than English, must provide proof of proficiency in English before admission. For more detailed information on the language requirement visit the English Proficiency Requirements page.

Graduate Studies Semesters

The School of Graduate Studies has three semesters per academic year commencing with the Fall semester. Students are required to maintain continuous registration in their graduate programs.

Semester Term Dates
Fall Semester GF September 1 - December 31
Winter Semester GW January 1 - April 30
Spring Semester GS May 1 - August 31