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Got a question? Check below for frequently asked questions about graduate applications.
When is the application deadline?
Do you accept applications for January admission?
Do I have to pay the application fee?
Yes, you must pay the application fee before your application will be considered.
Can my transcripts arrive before my application?
If I have been out of school for a few years, can I get letters of recommendation from my employer or colleagues?
If necessary, one letter can be from such a source, but academic references are more effective.
Should my writing sample be a "clean" copy, or can I submit a copy with instructor's comments on it?
Either is acceptable.
How do I apply for fellowships or other funding?
All applicants automatically receive consideration for available fellowships and other funding.
When will I be notified if I have been accepted?
Between late March and early April, unless we require your final term's marks before making a decision.
How long does it take to complete the MA program?
A minimum of 12 months, a maximum of four years.
How can I arrange a tour of the Burnaby campus?
Visit the Campus Tours website.
Check out our graduate program flyer