In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements, all MSS programs have the same requirements for admissions:
- A completed 4 year Undergraduate Degree (Normally a BA).
- A GPA of at least 3.4 on a four-point scale in the undergraduate program over the last 20 half courses or two years of study.
- All students whose native language is one other than English are required to pass the TOEFL with a minimum score of 600 (written) or 92 (web-based) or 7+ on the IELTS, or 84 on the MELAB test, or 70 on the PTE test. The test must have been taken within the last two years.
Admissions are open October 1 and close January 15 of the following year. New students are admitted in the Fall of each year. There is no winter admittance.