The Faculty of Social Sciences Graduate Office works very closely with colleagues within each of our 9 academic units. The Graduate Studies Office (GSO) handles the admissions process, awards internal grants, processes evaluations of external grants, requests for program creation, requests for major and / or minor program changes, and ensures quality in the services offered to graduate students. Furthermore, it is an important resource for the academic units to address questions or concerns regarding students who are applying for or are registered in Faculty graduate programs.

For the fall 2018 admission, the GSO, along with the Faculty academic units, assessed 2,041 applications to our graduate studies programs:

2,041 Graduate studies applications in 2018. 1,208 applications were from Canadian citizens or permanent residents. 833 applications were from international applicants. 1,702 applications for Master’s programs. 306 applications for doctoral programs.

Based on the admission criteria established by the academic units, the GSO sent out 1,012 offers of admission:

  • 483 offers were accepted
  • 278 students actually registered in one of our programs

In addition to admission scholarships, the Graduate Studies Office, in collaboration with the staff in the academic units, managed around 600 applications for scholarships (OGS, Vanier, NSERC programs, etc.). Many of these applications were successful, and so, a high percentage of students received one of these prestigious scholarships. Furthermore, certain highly qualified international students were awarded an international scholarship (full or partial).

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