|NOTE:||For complete admission and degree requirements, refer to Admission Requirements in the Master of Science (M.Sc.) Program section of the Graduate Studies Calendar.|
Applying for admission
|NOTE: Students who are graduates of non-Canadian universities must provide notarized English translations of all documents not in the English language.|
The application package for the Master of Science program is available through the online application system (www.ulethbridge.ca/graduate-studies/apply) (see Table 1: Master of Science Program Application Process on p. 2).
Applicants should begin work on the application package as soon as possible. The deadlines for application are: October 1 for the Spring term; February 1 for the Summer term and Fall term (first round); and May 1 for the Fall term (second round). As this is a quota-based program, the School of Graduate Studies encourages early application.
No application can receive formal consideration until all documentation is received. All documents received in support of an application become the property of the University and will not be released or copied except to other employees of the University and/or, on the student’s behalf, to external granting agencies and funding entities as required by University procedures regarding admission, registration, and awards and financial support administration.
Eligible applicants must apply for admission by following the process outlined below.
Master of Science Program application process
STEP 1: APPLICANT FINDS A POTENTIAL SUPERVISOR
To find a potential supervisor, the applicant contacts a University of Lethbridge faculty member with expertise in the applicant’s research area. For assistance in identifying a potential supervisor, visit www.ulethbridge.ca/graduate-studies/supervisor.
The University of Lethbridge Experts Database (www.ulethbridge.ca/experts-database) is an information source that enables users the opportunity to search a for faculty members in a wide variety of subjects and research areas.
The applicant is advised to provide the potential supervisor a copy of unofficial transcripts in the consultation process.
Should the previous program undertaken by the applicant show weaknesses, additional course work or other study may be required. Such work will not count toward the requirements for the master’s degree.
STEP 2: APPLICANT SUBMITS THE APPLICATION ONLINE BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE
The following required admission decision documents must be submitted via the online application system, available at www.ulethbridge.ca/graduate-studies/apply.
Unofficial academic transcripts
Three (3) referees, two (2) must be academic (each referee submits a confidential letter of reference articulating the student's background preparation and suitability for graduate work). The applicant must have studied with at least one (1) referee..
Letter of Intent
English language proficiency (ELP)
By submitting this application, applicants authorize the University of Lethbridge to request transcripts on their behalf from institutions participating in ApplyAlberta (Alberta Post-Secondary Application System).
STEP 3: APPLICANT ARRANGES FOR OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS
Official transcripts, including proof of graduation for the baccalaureate degree and transcripts of all post-baccalaureate work, if any, are required prior to course registration. Applicants who have attended or are currently attending institutions NOT participating in ApplyAlberta must arrange to have official transcripts sent directly from the issuing institution to the Admissions Office. A list of participating institutions is available at www.applyalberta.ca.
STEP 4: ADMISSION DECISION PROCESS
The Departmental Graduate Education Committee reviews the application and makes a recommendation on admission to the Master of Science Program Committee. The office of the School of Graduate Studies, on behalf of the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, unofficially informs the applicant of the Program Committee’s decision. Official admission decision will be sent electronically from the Admissions Office. Applicants will be notified of their official admission status by the Admissions Office no later than April 1, July 1 or December 1. Successful applicants will be advised of registration procedures at that time.