Admission Requirements

  • A Master's degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university in a relevant academic discipline
  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. coursework required in Master’s program)

For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies.

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration in VLAC 996.

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects
  • VLAC 990.0
  • VLAC 996.0
  • dissertation defense
  • doctoral candidacy assessment
  • minimum of 6 credit units of graduate level work beyond the M.Sc.