University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

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Requirements for Canadian Students

Master?s Degree:

  • Normally, the minimum requirement for admission to a master's program is successful completion of an undergraduate degree/ baccalaureate, in an honours program or the equivalent, from a recognized university.
  • Minimum B- average (last two years of full-time equivalent study)
    Doctoral Degree
  • Normally, the minimum requirement for admission to a doctoral program is the successful completion of a graduate/master?s degree from a recognized university
  • Minimum B average in their Master?s program (department may require higher standing)
  • Demonstrated strong potential for research..

  • Procedure for Canadian Students

    Applicants who are interested in applying to a graduate program at the University of Guelph must apply online at this website.

    Academic Year

    Type of SystemSemester
    Entrance DatesJanuary, May, September
    Notes:Some departments have rolling admissions (entrance into all 3 semesters) while other departments only admit students in September/Fall. Please review departmental website for specific semester entry points.
    Language of InstructionEnglish
    Modified on December 12, 2023