Entry requirements

  1. Graduate with an Honours degree
    You must have graduated from a recognized postsecondary institution holding an honours degree or equivalent. Some programs consider applicants with a three-year undergraduate degree and relevant work experience.

    Undergraduate degrees not designated as honours degrees may be acceptable as the equivalent of an undergraduate honours degree if they contain a minimum of 120 credits (typically, a four-year program with full time enrolment) including the completion of a minimum of 6 credits at the fourth-year level at an accredited postsecondary institution.

    Three-year first cycle undergraduate degrees from institutions that meet the criteria set forth in the Bologna Declaration may be acceptable as the equivalent of an undergraduate honours degree.

    If you completed your undergraduate or master’s studies outside Canada, you may need to complete additional courses to qualify for admission to a graduate program at York. Please contact the relevant program office for more information.

    If you have completed a four year undergraduate degree at an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology, you will need to contact Office of Admissions to have the requirement added to your record. This will allow your transcript to be uploaded to continue the admission process.

  2. Minimum "B" grade point average
    A minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of “B” or equivalent is required. Your GPA is assessed over the last two years (full-time equivalent) of study. (Some graduate programs require a minimum GPA of “B+” or equivalent.) If you have complete Master's studies, your GPA will be calculated based on your highest level of education. The minimum GPA is a critical consideration in determining admissibility. Also, check the specific requirements of your program of choice. In rare cases a program may choose to give priority to a candidate’s creative accomplishments, other relevant experience, letters of recommendation, portfolio or test results.

  3. English language proficiency
    Provide proof of language proficiency if you do not meet one of the following criteria:
    • Your first language is English; OR
    • You completed at least one year of full-time study at an accredited university in a country (or institution) where English is the official language of instruction.

York University reserves the right to request a successful English language proficiency test result.

Meeting these three minimum entry requirements does not guarantee admission. Programs set additional requirements to these minimum standards.