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Before applying to a Nipissing University graduate program, it is important to familiarize yourself with the requirements of the specific program you wish to apply.

Choose the program you are interested in

Master of Arts in History

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold an Honours BA normally in History or in a Combined Honours program with a History major and at least a 75% average on the last ten full (20 half/semester courses) courses completed at the time of application, or equivalent qualifications to be considered for admission.

Language requirements

Click here to link to the application form and application deadline dates.

Be sure to access both the application under the appropriate start date, as well as the applicable supplemental forms under the heading "Supplemental Forms".

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2018 - for scholarship consideration and international applicants.

Applications will continue to be accepted after January 15th from Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. Applications will be considered if room remains in the program; funding is not available for late applicants. Contact admissions@nipissingu.ca to verify if late applications are still being accepted.

SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTS TO:

Nipissing University - Office of the Registrar
100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay ON P1B 8L7
Phone: 705.474.3450 ext. 4600
Email admissions@nipissingu.ca

Required Documentation:

Please submit transcripts, letters of reference and other supporting documentation after you have submitted your online application. Nipissing University cannot verify receipt of transcripts and supporting documents if we have not received your application. You may paperclip your documents; please do not bind documents in any other manner. No folders or staples please. Please do not submit high school or college transcripts.

  1. Online application and fee. Online application can be accessed from our website: www.nipissingu.ca/registrarforms. The base application of $130 will be paid online through the application. Additional transcript fees may apply.
  2. Official undergraduate transcripts from all institutions attended, including those attended on a letter of permission or exchange program. Transcripts from Canadian universities must be in original, sealed envelope. Internationally-educated applicants must have their transcripts evaluated by the World Education Services – www.wes.org/ca. The WES credential evaluation is also due by the application deadline date.
  3. Three (3) academic recommendations in sealed envelopes, with the referee’s signature over the seal. The recommendation forms can be downloaded here are included in the supplemental forms package. Please indicate to your referee that a comprehensive letter included with the form will be most beneficial in determining your eligibility for admission and scholarships.
  4. Sample of written work.
  5. A comprehensive resumé detailing your educational and professional experience. Please include scholarships and awards, significant academic accomplishments, internships, research projects, involvement in student organizations, volunteer work and publications and presentations.
  6. A typed Statement of Interest, indicating your area(s) of interest for your major research paper. This will help in placing you with the appropriate faculty advisor. (Please note specializations listed here.)
  7. Proof of Proficiency in English for internationally-educated applicants whose first language is not English, also due by the application deadline.
  8. Ontario Graduate Scholarship Application:  If you wish to be considered for Ontario Gradute Scholarship funding, please visit the Ontario Graduate Scholarship webpage at: www.nipissingu.ca/ogs

How to Apply

Step 1:

Log in or create your OUAC Profile to complete your application

You will then need to log in to your OUAC Profile. If you have applied through the OUAC any time previously, you should have an OUAC Profile. You can use your current log in information. If you do not have an OUAC Profile, you will need to create one. Note: This OUAC Profile will be your profile at OUAC for any and all future applications.

Step 2:

Review application instructions

Once you log in to your OUAC Profile you will be required to read the information on the Welcome page. You will need approximately 1 hour and access to a printer to complete this application.

Step 3:

Choose a program

Browse the Graduate Studies program list and select the program that fits your research and study interests

Step 4:

Complete the online application

As you move through the online application in your OUAC Profile, you will need to enter details about your academic history, referee information, English-language test score, etc. It is not necessary to complete the online application in a single session. You may return to your partially completed application as many times as needed to complete and submit it. Once the application has been submitted and your application fee has been processed, it cannot be modified.

Step 5:

Pay your application fee

After you submit your online application you will be asked to pay the non-refundable application fee of $130.00. This fee is payable to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) and can be paid by credit card, online banking (through Canadian banks only) or Western Union Business Solutions – GlobalPay for Students (bank-to-bank transfer for international payments only).

Step 6:

Collect and submit your required documents

Submit the required documentation outlined on the Supplemental Form for the program applied to. This information is listed under "REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION" on the form. Send all required documentation directly to the Office of the Registrar at Nipissing.

Step 7:

Review of applications

The academic unit will review your application, which will not occur until after the application deadline has passed.

Step 8:

Admission decision

Once the academic unit has selected the applicants it would like to admit, recommendations are made to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for final approval. Admission decisions will be mailed to all applicants. Admission decisions can also be viewed on WebAdvisor. Funding information and programs of study will be included with offers of admission.

Step 9:

Accepting your Offer

If you receive an offer of admission, you can accept the offer by signing and returning the "Offer of Admission" included in the decision package sent by mail.

Admission Process

Step 1:

Regular Admission

Applications for each program are reviewed by the Program Admissions Committee (PAC). The PAC forwards a recommendation for admission to the Graduate Studies Office. Approved applications for admission are forwarded by the Graduate Studies Office to the Office of the Registrar. Offers of admission may have conditions attached, which may have to be met before registration is permitted. Borderline or questionable cases for admission will be dealt with by the Graduate Coordinator/Faculty Graduate Chair in consultation with the Graduate Studies Office. The decision of the Graduate Studies Office on admissions is final and is not subject to appeal.

For programs where it is appropriate, the Graduate Studies Office will take relevant funding considerations (such as scholarships and other forms of student financial support) into account when considering a recommendation for admission. In some programs, students will not be admitted without appropriate levels of committed funding. The decision of the Graduate Studies Office is final and is not subject to appeal.

Step 2:

Conditional Admission

Conditional offers of admission may be made. Conditions will be outlined in the offer of admission.

Step 3:

Special Admission

Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for exceptional or special admission at the discretion of the relevant program’s Graduate Coordinator/Chair. Further information is available in the School of Graduate Studies website.

Step 4:

Admission with Transfer Credit

Applicants who have completed work towards a Masters degree but have not graduated may be eligible for transfer credit. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for additional information.

Offers of Admission

Only offers of admission from the Office of the Registrar are valid. Communication with a program representative (including the Graduate Coordinator/Graduate Chair) or a faculty member does not constitute an offer of admission. Nipissing University may revoke an offer of admission or cancel registration in the program if it finds that the applicant has provided false or incomplete information.

Registration Status for Graduate Students

Graduate Students are referred to as full-time or flex-time on the basis of the program in which they are enrolled. Regardless of this classification, all students have access to university facilities and are expected to take part in the academic life of their program and the university. All graduate students are deemed to be full-time unless declared otherwise.

Time-to-Completion Regulations

Academic Year

The School of Graduate Studies operates on a trimester basis, with three terms defined as: Fall Term (September to December); Winter Term (January to April); and Spring/Summer Term (May to August). The academic year begins with a Fall Term followed by a Winter Term.

MA History (1 year MRP)

Full-time Max: 2 years
Flex-time Max: not available
Part-time Max: 6 years

Part-time is only available to those admitted on or before 2013

A year is based on three terms: fall, winter, spring/summer

Nipissing Balance of Degree Fee

The minimum total academic fee is predetermined by the length of the graduate program into which a student is admitted. Please refer to the time of completion section of the academic regulations document.

Full-time/Flex-time/Part-time graduate students are required to pay academic fees equal to the total minimum fee paid by a full-time student in the same program regardless of the time to completion. This balance of degree fee owing is assessed just prior to graduation and is based on the tuition fee in effect at the time of graduation.

Maximum Registration

In the event that a student does not complete the program in the allocated time period, inclusive of the alloted 3, single-term extensions, he/she will be withdrawn from the program for failure to complete. Should the student wish to appeal the withdrawal from the program and continue beyond the maximum time, he/she is required to submit an appeal for an extension to the School of Graduate Studies. The following elements must be included:

  • a rationale for the requested extension, outlining why the graduate student was unable to complete the program within the stipulated time frame;
  • an evaluation report from the student’s supervisory committee which includes a letter of recommendation from the student’s faculty advisor/research supervisor in support of the request for extension;
  • an approved plan of study for timely degree completion, signed by the student, the research supervisor and the Graduate Coordinator/Chair.

In the event that the student, faculty advisor, and/or research supervisor are unable to agree on a plan of study for degree completion, the Graduate Studies Office must provide a letter commenting on the feasibility of the plan provided by the student.

The Graduate Studies Office will grant or deny the request for the extension based on the submissions provided. Where the Graduate Studies Office supports the request, he/she may also provide advice and recommendations on the proposed plan of study. The student will be charged the appropriate continuation fee(s). Failure to complete the degree program within the prescribed time frame following the appeal to the Graduate Studies Office will result in withdrawal from the program and cannot be appealed.

Where the Graduate Studies Office denies the request, the student may appeal to the Standing and Petitions Committee. The procedures for submitting a petition to the Standings and Petitions Committee can be found in the University Regulations section of the Academic Calendar.

Continuous Registration

All graduate students are required to enroll in course offerings from each academic term until they have completed the program requirements. The student is responsible to ensure he/she is registered by the appropriate deadline for each term.

Students who have failed to register or re-register by the deadline, and have not been granted a Leave of Absence, will be withdrawn from the Program.

Students wanting to complete their program after they have been withdrawn from their program must apply for re-admission and pay the application fee. Students should be aware that readmission is not guaranteed, and, in the event of readmission, continuation of the same research project and/or supervisor cannot be guaranteed. Additionally, students maybe unable to count previously earned graduate credits toward the degree completion of their degree.

Extensions

Under exceptional circumstances, the Graduate Studies Office may permit the extension one term to a maximum of three terms. All requests for extensions shall use the appropriate form and should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator/Graduate Chair who will make a recommendation to the Graduate Studies Office. There are no retroactive extensions.

Master of Arts in Sociology

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold an Honours BA in Sociology or a related field (e.g. Anthropology, Criminology, or Criminal Justice) and at least a 75% average on the last ten full (20 semester) courses completed at the time of application, or equivalent qualifications to be considered for admission.

Language requirements

Click here to link to the application form and application deadline dates.

Be sure to access both the application under the appropriate start date, as well as the applicable supplemental forms under the heading "Supplemental Forms".

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2018 - for scholarship consideration and international applicants.

Applications will continue to be accepted after January 15th from Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. Applications will be considered if room remains in the program. Funding is not available for late applicants. Contact admissions@nipissingu.ca to verify if late applications are still being accepted.

SUBMIT ALL SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS TO:

Nipissing University - Office of the Registrar
100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay ON P1B 8L7
Phone: 705-474-3450 ext. 4600
Email: admissions@nipissingu.ca

Required Supplemental Documentation:

Please submit transcripts, letters of reference and other supporting documentation after you have submitted your online application. Nipissing University cannot verify receipt of transcripts and supporting documents if we have not received your application. You may paperclip your documents; please do not bind documents in any other manner. No folders or staples please. Please do not submit high school or college transcripts.

  1. Online application and fee. The online application can be accessed from our website: www.nipissingu.ca/registrarforms. The base application of $130 will be paid online through the application. Additional transcript fees may apply.
  2. Official undergraduate transcripts from all institutions attended, including those attended on a letter of permission or exchange program. Transcripts from Canadian universities must be in original, sealed envelope. Internationally-educated applicants must have their transcripts evaluated by the World Education Services – www.wes.org/ca. The WES credential evaluation is also due by the application deadline.
  3. Three (3) academic references mailed in sealed envelopes with the referee’s signature over the seal. The academic recommendation forms can be downloaded here are included in the supplementsl forms package. Please indicate to your referee that a comprehensive letter included with the recommendation form will be most beneficial in determining your eligibility for admission and scholarships.
  4. Sample of written work.
  5. A comprehensive resumé detailing your educational and professional experience. Please include scholarships and awards, significant academic accomplishments, internships, research projects, involvement in student organizations, volunteer work and publications and presentations.
  6. A typed Statement of Interest indicating your research area(s) of interest.
  7. Proof of Proficiency in English for internationally-educated applicants whose first language is not English, also due by the application deadline.
  8. Ontario Graduate Scholarship Application:  If you wish to be considered for Ontario Gradute Scholarship funding, please visit the Ontario Graduate Scholarship webpage at: www.nipissingu.ca/ogs

How to Apply

Step 1:

Log in or create your OUAC Profile to complete your application

You will then need to log in to your OUAC Profile. If you have applied through the OUAC any time previously, you should have an OUAC Profile. You can use your current log in information. If you do not have an OUAC Profile, you will need to create one. Note: This OUAC Profile will be your profile at OUAC for any and all future applications.

Step 2:

Review application instructions

Once you log in to your OUAC Profile you will be required to read the information on the Welcome page. You will need approximately 1 hour and access to a printer to complete this application.

Step 3:

Choose a program

Browse the Graduate Studies program list and select the program that fits your research and study interests

Step 4:

Complete the online application

As you move through the online application in your OUAC Profile, you will need to enter details about your academic history, referee information, English-language test score, etc. It is not necessary to complete the online application in a single session. You may return to your partially completed application as many times as needed to complete and submit it. Once the application has been submitted and your application fee has been processed, it cannot be modified.

Step 5:

Pay your application fee

After you submit your online application you will be asked to pay the non-refundable application fee of $130.00. This fee is payable to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) and can be paid by credit card, online banking (through Canadian banks only) or Western Union Business Solutions – GlobalPay for Students (bank-to-bank transfer for international payments only).

Step 6:

Collect and submit your required documents

Submit the required documentation outlined on the Supplemental Form for the program applied to. This information is listed under "REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION" on the form. Send all required documentation directly to the Office of the Registrar at Nipissing.

Step 7:

Review of applications

The academic unit will review your application, which will not occur until after the application deadline has passed.

Step 8:

Admission decision

Once the academic unit has selected the applicants it would like to admit, recommendations are made to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for final approval. Admission decisions will be mailed to all applicants. Admission decisions can also be viewed on WebAdvisor. Funding information and programs of study will be included with offers of admission.

Step 9:

Accepting your Offer

If you receive an offer of admission, you can accept the offer by signing and returning the "Offer of Admission" included in the decision package sent by mail.

Admission Process

Step 1:

Regular Admission

Applications for each program are reviewed by the Program Admissions Committee (PAC). The PAC forwards a recommendation for admission to the Graduate Studies Office. Approved applications for admission are forwarded by the Graduate Studies Office to the Office of the Registrar. Offers of admission may have conditions attached, which may have to be met before registration is permitted. Borderline or questionable cases for admission will be dealt with by the Graduate Coordinator/Faculty Graduate Chair in consultation with the Graduate Studies Office. The decision of the Graduate Studies Office on admissions is final and is not subject to appeal.

For programs where it is appropriate, the Graduate Studies Office will take relevant funding considerations (such as scholarships and other forms of student financial support) into account when considering a recommendation for admission. In some programs, students will not be admitted without appropriate levels of committed funding. The decision of the Graduate Studies Office is final and is not subject to appeal.

Step 2:

Conditional Admission

Conditional offers of admission may be made. Conditions will be outlined in the offer of admission.

Step 3:

Special Admission

Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for exceptional or special admission at the discretion of the relevant program’s Graduate Coordinator/Chair. Further information is available in the School of Graduate Studies website.

Step 4:

Admission with Transfer Credit

Applicants who have completed work towards a Masters degree but have not graduated may be eligible for transfer credit. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for additional information.

Offers of Admission

Only offers of admission from the Office of the Registrar are valid. Communication with a program representative (including the Graduate Coordinator/Graduate Chair) or a faculty member does not constitute an offer of admission. Nipissing University may revoke an offer of admission or cancel registration in the program if it finds that the applicant has provided false or incomplete information.

Registration Status for Graduate Students

Graduate Students are referred to as full-time or flex-time on the basis of the program in which they are enrolled. Regardless of this classification, all students have access to university facilities and are expected to take part in the academic life of their program and the university. All graduate students are deemed to be full-time unless declared otherwise.

Time-to-Completion Regulations

Academic Year

The School of Graduate Studies operates on a trimester basis, with three terms defined as: Fall Term (September to December); Winter Term (January to April); and Spring/Summer Term (May to August). The academic year begins with a Fall Term followed by a Winter Term.

MA Sociology (1 year MRP)

Full-time Max: 2 years
Flex-time Max: not available
Part-time Max: 6 years

Part-time is only available to those admitted on or before 2013

A year is based on three terms: fall, winter, spring/summer

Nipissing Balance of Degree Fee

The minimum total academic fee is predetermined by the length of the graduate program into which a student is admitted. Please refer to the time of completion section of the academic regulations document.

Full-time/Flex-time/Part-time graduate students are required to pay academic fees equal to the total minimum fee paid by a full-time student in the same program regardless of the time to completion. This balance of degree fee owing is assessed just prior to graduation and is based on the tuition fee in effect at the time of graduation.

Maximum Registration

In the event that a student does not complete the program in the allocated time period, inclusive of the alloted 3, single-term extensions, he/she will be withdrawn from the program for failure to complete. Should the student wish to appeal the withdrawal from the program and continue beyond the maximum time, he/she is required to submit an appeal for an extension to the School of Graduate Studies. The following elements must be included:

  • a rationale for the requested extension, outlining why the graduate student was unable to complete the program within the stipulated time frame;
  • an evaluation report from the student’s supervisory committee which includes a letter of recommendation from the student’s faculty advisor/research supervisor in support of the request for extension;
  • an approved plan of study for timely degree completion, signed by the student, the research supervisor and the Graduate Coordinator/Chair.

In the event that the student, faculty advisor, and/or research supervisor are unable to agree on a plan of study for degree completion, the Graduate Studies Office must provide a letter commenting on the feasibility of the plan provided by the student.

The Graduate Studies Office will grant or deny the request for the extension based on the submissions provided. Where the Graduate Studies Office supports the request, he/she may also provide advice and recommendations on the proposed plan of study. The student will be charged the appropriate continuation fee(s). Failure to complete the degree program within the prescribed time frame following the appeal to the Graduate Studies Office will result in withdrawal from the program and cannot be appealed.

Where the Graduate Studies Office denies the request, the student may appeal to the Standing and Petitions Committee. The procedures for submitting a petition to the Standings and Petitions Committee can be found in the University Regulations section of the Academic Calendar.

Continuous Registration

All graduate students are required to enroll in course offerings from each academic term until they have completed the program requirements. The student is responsible to ensure he/she is registered by the appropriate deadline for each term.

Students who have failed to register or re-register by the deadline, and have not been granted a Leave of Absence, will be withdrawn from the Program.

Students wanting to complete their program after they have been withdrawn from their program must apply for re-admission and pay the application fee. Students should be aware that readmission is not guaranteed, and, in the event of readmission, continuation of the same research project and/or supervisor cannot be guaranteed. Additionally, students maybe unable to count previously earned graduate credits toward the degree completion of their degree.

Extensions

Under exceptional circumstances, the Graduate Studies Office may permit the extension one term to a maximum of three terms. All requests for extensions shall use the appropriate form and should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator/Graduate Chair who will make a recommendation to the Graduate Studies Office. There are no retroactive extensions.

Master of Education, Full-Time

Admission Requirements

Four-year undergraduate degree with a 75% average on the last ten full courses (or equivalent). Applicants with a three-year degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis if room remains in the program.  Exceptional applicants with an admissions average between 72% and 75% may be considered for admission.  Please contact the Admissions Office for further information. NOTE: Education course grades are not used in the calculation of admission averages.

Language requirements

Funding and Fees

A full-time student can be considered for funding from Nipissing University. While funding is not guaranteed, students must have full-time status to be considered. If funding is denied at the time of admission, the student has the one-time option to change to flex-time; however, once classes have started, students can no longer change to flex-time. Full-time students are expected to pay full-time fees for the first two years of the program and it is expected you will complete the program within two years. Please refer to the flex-time application form for information about flex-time

Click here to link to the application form and application deadline dates.

Be sure to access both the application under the appropriate start date, as well as the applicable supplemental forms under the heading "Supplemental Forms".

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2018 - for scholarship consideration and international applicants.

Applications will continue to be accepted after January 16th from Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. Applications will be considered if room remains in the program; funding is not available for late applicants. Contact admissions@nipissingu.ca to verify if late applications are still being accepted.

SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTS TO:

Nipissing University - Office of the Registrar
100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay ON P1B 8L7
Phone: 705.474.3450 ext. 4600
Email admissions@nipissingu.ca

Required Documentation:

Please submit transcripts, letters of reference and other supporting documentation after you have submitted your online application. Nipissing University cannot verify receipt of transcripts and supporting documents if we have not received your application. You may paperclip your documents; please do not bind documents in any other manner. No folders or staples please. Please do not submit high school or college transcripts.

  1. Online application and fee. Online application can be accessed from our website: www.nipissingu.ca/registrarforms. The base application of $130 will be paid online through the application. Additional transcript fees may apply.
  2. Official undergraduate transcripts from all institutions attended, including those attended on a letter of permission or exchange program. Transcripts from Canadian universities must be in original, sealed envelope. Internationally-educated applicants must have their transcripts evaluated by the World Education Services – www.wes.org/ca. The WES credential evaluation is also due by the application deadline date.
  3. Three (3) recommendations (two academic, one professional preferred, at least one MUST be academic) in sealed envelopes, with the referee’s signature over the seal. The academic and professional recommendation forms can be downloaded here and are included in the supplemental forms package. Please indicate to your referee that a comprehensive letter included with the recommendation form will be most beneficial in determining your eligibility for admission and scholarships.
  4. Typed Statement of Intent of between 1000 and 1500 words. Statements should provide the following information:
    • a description of your study and/or research interests (you might choose to identify four or five key words or phrases that relate to your proposed study);
    • an explanation of how/why you became interested in this field of study;
    • awareness of peer reviewed research (minimum of 2-3 articles) in your intended field of study;
    • reasons for seeking admission into this particular program in the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University; and
    • the names of two or three faculty members with whom you might be interested in working Please refer to the following link to review faculty members’ research interests and methodologies:
      http://www.nipissingu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/master-of-education/Pages/Research-Supervisor.aspx
  5. A comprehensive resumé detailing your educational and professional experience. Please include scholarships and awards, significant academic accomplishments, internships, research projects, involvement in student organizations, volunteer work and publications and presentations.
  6. Proof of Proficiency in English for internationally-educated applicants whose first language is not English, also due by the application deadline.
  7. Ontario Graduate Scholarship Application:  If you wish to be considered for Ontario Gradute Scholarship funding, please visit the Ontario Graduate Scholarship webpage at: www.nipissingu.ca/ogs

How to Apply

Step 1:

Log in or create your OUAC Profile to complete your application

You will then need to log in to your OUAC Profile. If you have applied through the OUAC any time previously, you should have an OUAC Profile. You can use your current log in information. If you do not have an OUAC Profile, you will need to create one. Note: This OUAC Profile will be your profile at OUAC for any and all future applications.

Step 2:

Review application instructions

Once you log in to your OUAC Profile you will be required to read the information on the Welcome page. You will need approximately 1 hour and access to a printer to complete this application.

Step 3:

Choose a program

Browse the Graduate Studies program list and select the program that fits your research and study interests

Step 4:

Complete the online application

As you move through the online application in your OUAC Profile, you will need to enter details about your academic history, referee information, English-language test score, etc. It is not necessary to complete the online application in a single session. You may return to your partially completed application as many times as needed to complete and submit it. Once the application has been submitted and your application fee has been processed, it cannot be modified.

Step 5:

Pay your application fee

After you submit your online application you will be asked to pay the non-refundable application fee of $125.00. This fee is payable to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) and can be paid by credit card, online banking (through Canadian banks only) or Western Union Business Solutions – GlobalPay for Students (bank-to-bank transfer for international payments only).

Step 6:

Collect and submit your required documents

Submit the required documentation outlined on the Supplemental Form for the program applied to. This information is listed under "REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION" on the form. Send all required documentation directly to the Office of the Registrar at Nipissing.

Step 7:

Review of applications

The academic unit will review your application, which will not occur until after the application deadline has passed.

Step 8:

Admission decision

Once the academic unit has selected the applicants it would like to admit, recommendations are made to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for final approval. Admission decisions will be mailed to all applicants. Admission decisions can also be viewed on WebAdvisor. Funding information and programs of study will be included with offers of admission.

Step 9:

Accepting your Offer

If you receive an offer of admission, you can accept the offer by signing and returning the "Offer of Admission" included in the decision package sent by mail.

Admission Process

Step 1:

Regular Admission

Applications for each program are reviewed by the Program Admissions Committee (PAC). The PAC forwards a recommendation for admission to the Graduate Studies Office. Approved applications for admission are forwarded by the Graduate Studies Office to the Office of the Registrar. Offers of admission may have conditions attached, which may have to be met before registration is permitted. Borderline or questionable cases for admission will be dealt with by the Graduate Coordinator/Faculty Graduate Chair in consultation with the Graduate Studies Office. The decision of the Graduate Studies Office on admissions is final and is not subject to appeal.

For programs where it is appropriate, the Graduate Studies Office will take relevant funding considerations (such as scholarships and other forms of student financial support) into account when considering a recommendation for admission. In some programs, students will not be admitted without appropriate levels of committed funding. The decision of the Graduate Studies Office is final and is not subject to appeal.

Step 2:

Conditional Admission

Conditional offers of admission may be made. Conditions will be outlined in the offer of admission.

Step 3:

Special Admission

Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for exceptional or special admission at the discretion of the relevant program’s Graduate Coordinator/Chair. Further information is available in the School of Graduate Studies website.

Step 4:

Admission with Transfer Credit

Applicants who have completed work towards a Masters degree but have not graduated may be eligible for transfer credit. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for additional information.

Offers of Admission

Only offers of admission from the Office of the Registrar are valid. Communication with a program representative (including the Graduate Coordinator/Graduate Chair) or a faculty member does not constitute an offer of admission. Nipissing University may revoke an offer of admission or cancel registration in the program if it finds that the applicant has provided false or incomplete information.

Registration Status for Graduate Students

Graduate Students are referred to as full-time or flex-time on the basis of the program in which they are enrolled. Regardless of this classification, all students have access to university facilities and are expected to take part in the academic life of their program and the university. All graduate students are deemed to be full-time unless declared otherwise.

Time-to-Completion Regulations

Academic Year

The School of Graduate Studies operates on a trimester basis, with three terms defined as: Fall Term (September to December); Winter Term (January to April); and Spring/Summer Term (May to August). The academic year begins with a Fall Term followed by a Winter Term.

MEd (2 year Thesis/MRP/Course Based)

Full-time Max: 2 years (option to extend an extra year)
Flex-time Max: 3-4 years
Part-time Max: 6 years

Part-time is only available to those admitted on or before 2013

A year is based on three terms: fall, winter, spring/summer

Nipissing Balance of Degree Fee

The minimum total academic fee is predetermined by the length of the graduate program into which a student is admitted. Please refer to the time of completion section of the academic regulations document.

Full-time/Flex-time/Part-time graduate students are required to pay academic fees equal to the total minimum fee paid by a full-time student in the same program regardless of the time to completion. This balance of degree fee owing is assessed just prior to graduation and is based on the tuition fee in effect at the time of graduation.

Maximum Registration

In the event that a student does not complete the program in the allocated time period, inclusive of the alloted 3, single-term extensions, he/she will be withdrawn from the program for failure to complete. Should the student wish to appeal the withdrawal from the program and continue beyond the maximum time, he/she is required to submit an appeal for an extension to the School of Graduate Studies. The following elements must be included:

  • a rationale for the requested extension, outlining why the graduate student was unable to complete the program within the stipulated time frame;
  • an evaluation report from the student’s supervisory committee which includes a letter of recommendation from the student’s faculty advisor/research supervisor in support of the request for extension;
  • an approved plan of study for timely degree completion, signed by the student, the research supervisor and the Graduate Coordinator/Chair.

In the event that the student, faculty advisor, and/or research supervisor are unable to agree on a plan of study for degree completion, the Graduate Studies Office must provide a letter commenting on the feasibility of the plan provided by the student.

The Graduate Studies Office will grant or deny the request for the extension based on the submissions provided. Where the Graduate Studies Office supports the request, he/she may also provide advice and recommendations on the proposed plan of study. The student will be charged the appropriate continuation fee(s). Failure to complete the degree program within the prescribed time frame following the appeal to the Graduate Studies Office will result in withdrawal from the program and cannot be appealed.

Where the Graduate Studies Office denies the request, the student may appeal to the Standing and Petitions Committee. The procedures for submitting a petition to the Standings and Petitions Committee can be found in the University Regulations section of the Academic Calendar.

Continuous Registration

All graduate students are required to enroll in course offerings from each academic term until they have completed the program requirements. The student is responsible to ensure he/she is registered by the appropriate deadline for each term.

Students who have failed to register or re-register by the deadline, and have not been granted a Leave of Absence, will be withdrawn from the Program.

Students wanting to complete their program after they have been withdrawn from their program must apply for re-admission and pay the application fee. Students should be aware that readmission is not guaranteed, and, in the event of readmission, continuation of the same research project and/or supervisor cannot be guaranteed. Additionally, students maybe unable to count previously earned graduate credits toward the degree completion of their degree.

Extensions

Under exceptional circumstances, the Graduate Studies Office may permit the extension one term to a maximum of three terms. All requests for extensions shall use the appropriate form and should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator/Graduate Chair who will make a recommendation to the Graduate Studies Office. There are no retroactive extensions.

Master of Education, Flex-Time

Admission Requirements

Four-year undergraduate degree with a 75% average on the last ten full courses (or equivalent). Applicants with a three-year degree will be considered on a case by case basis if room remains in the program. Exceptional applicants with an admission average between 72% and 75% may be considered for admission.  Please contact the Admissions Office for further information. NOTE: Education course grades are not used in the calculation of admission averages.

Language requirements

Funding and Fees

A flex-time student will not be considered for funding from Nipissing University. Students with flex-time status can take a full-time course load or less, however, they are required to pay full-time fees for the first two years of the program. At that time all fees will have been paid in full unless the student has not completed their program by the end of four years, at which time additional continuation fees will need to be paid on a per-term basis. Please note that ancillary fees are also due for each term that the student is enrolled in the program.

Click here to link to the application form and application deadline dates.

Be sure to access both the application under the appropriate start date, as well as the applicable supplemental forms under the heading "Supplemental Forms".

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • For January 2018 start – October 31, 2017

  • For July 2018 start – March 30, 2018

  • For September 2018 start – June 1, 2018

NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: Please note that international students admitted to the flex-time MEd program are eligible for a study permit but are not eligible for a work permit following their study period.

SUBMIT ALL SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS TO:

Nipissing University - Office of the Registrar
100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay ON P1B 8L7
Phone: 705.474.3450 ext. 4600
Email: admissions@nipissingu.ca

Required Supplemental Documentation:

Please submit transcripts, letters of reference and other supporting documentation after you have submitted your online application. Nipissing University cannot verify receipt of transcripts and supporting documents if we have not received your application. You may paperclip your documents; please do not bind documents in any other manner. No folders or staples please. Please do not submit high school or college transcripts.

  1. Online application and fee. The online application can be accessed from our website: www.nipissingu.ca/registrarforms. The base application of $130 will be paid online through the application. Additional transcript fees may apply.
  2. Official undergraduate transcripts from all institutions attended, including those attended on a letter of permission or exchange program. Transcripts from Canadian universities must be in original, sealed envelope. Internationally-educated applicants must have their transcripts evaluated by the World Education Services – www.wes.org/ca. The WES credential evaluation is also due by the application deadline.
  3. Three (3) recommendations (two academic, one professional preferred, at least one MUST be academic) in sealed envelopes, with the referee’s signature over the seal. The academic and professional recommendation forms can be downloaded here and are included in the supplemental forms package. Please indicate to your referee that a comprehensive letter included with the recommendation form will be most beneficial in determining your eligibility for admission and scholarships.
  4. Typed Statement of Intent of between 1000 and 1500 words. Statements should provide the following information:
    • a description of your study and/or research interests (you might choose to identify four or five key words or phrases that relate to your proposed study);
    • an explanation of how/why you became interested in this field of study;
    • awareness of peer reviewed research (minimum of 2-3 articles) in your intended field of study;
    • reasons for seeking admission into this particular program in the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University; and
    • the names of two or three faculty members with whom you might be interested in working. Please refer to the following link to review faculty members’ research interests and methodologies:
      http://www.nipissingu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/master-of-education/Pages/Research-Supervisor.aspx
  5. A comprehensive resumé detailing your educational and professional experience. Please include scholarships and awards, significant academic accomplishments, internships, research projects, involvement in student organizations, volunteer work and publications and presentations.
  6. Proof of Proficiency in English for internationally-educated applicants whose first language is not English, also due by the application deadline.

How to Apply

Step 1:

Log in or create your OUAC Profile to complete your application

You will then need to log in to your OUAC Profile. If you have applied through the OUAC any time previously, you should have an OUAC Profile. You can use your current log in information. If you do not have an OUAC Profile, you will need to create one. Note: This OUAC Profile will be your profile at OUAC for any and all future applications.

Step 2:

Review application instructions

Once you log in to your OUAC Profile you will be required to read the information on the Welcome page. You will need approximately 1 hour and access to a printer to complete this application.

Step 3:

Choose a program

Browse the Graduate Studies program list and select the program that fits your research and study interests

Step 4:

Complete the online application

As you move through the online application in your OUAC Profile, you will need to enter details about your academic history, referee information, English-language test score, etc. It is not necessary to complete the online application in a single session. You may return to your partially completed application as many times as needed to complete and submit it. Once the application has been submitted and your application fee has been processed, it cannot be modified.

Step 5:

Pay your application fee

After you submit your online application you will be asked to pay the non-refundable application fee of $125.00. This fee is payable to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) and can be paid by credit card, online banking (through Canadian banks only) or Western Union Business Solutions – GlobalPay for Students (bank-to-bank transfer for international payments only).

Step 6:

Collect and submit your required documents

Submit the required documentation outlined on the Supplemental Form for the program applied to. This information is listed under "REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION" on the form. Send all required documentation directly to the Office of the Registrar at Nipissing.

Step 7:

Review of applications

The academic unit will review your application, which will not occur until after the application deadline has passed.

Step 8:

Admission decision

Once the academic unit has selected the applicants it would like to admit, recommendations are made to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for final approval. Admission decisions will be mailed to all applicants. Admission decisions can also be viewed on WebAdvisor. Funding information and programs of study will be included with offers of admission.

Step 9:

Accepting your Offer

If you receive an offer of admission, you can accept the offer by signing and returning the "Offer of Admission" included in the decision package sent by mail.

Admission Process

Step 1:

Regular Admission

Applications for each program are reviewed by the Program Admissions Committee (PAC). The PAC forwards a recommendation for admission to the Graduate Studies Office. Approved applications for admission are forwarded by the Graduate Studies Office to the Office of the Registrar. Offers of admission may have conditions attached, which may have to be met before registration is permitted. Borderline or questionable cases for admission will be dealt with by the Graduate Coordinator/Faculty Graduate Chair in consultation with the Graduate Studies Office. The decision of the Graduate Studies Office on admissions is final and is not subject to appeal.

For programs where it is appropriate, the Graduate Studies Office will take relevant funding considerations (such as scholarships and other forms of student financial support) into account when considering a recommendation for admission. In some programs, students will not be admitted without appropriate levels of committed funding. The decision of the Graduate Studies Office is final and is not subject to appeal.

Step 2:

Conditional Admission

Conditional offers of admission may be made. Conditions will be outlined in the offer of admission.

Step 3:

Special Admission

Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for exceptional or special admission at the discretion of the relevant program’s Graduate Coordinator/Chair. Further information is available in the School of Graduate Studies website.

Step 4:

Admission with Transfer Credit

Applicants who have completed work towards a Masters degree but have not graduated may be eligible for transfer credit. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for additional information.

Offers of Admission

Only offers of admission from the Office of the Registrar are valid. Communication with a program representative (including the Graduate Coordinator/Graduate Chair) or a faculty member does not constitute an offer of admission. Nipissing University may revoke an offer of admission or cancel registration in the program if it finds that the applicant has provided false or incomplete information.

Registration Status for Graduate Students

Graduate Students are referred to as full-time or flex-time on the basis of the program in which they are enrolled. Regardless of this classification, all students have access to university facilities and are expected to take part in the academic life of their program and the university. All graduate students are deemed to be full-time unless declared otherwise.

Time-to-Completion Regulations

Academic Year

The School of Graduate Studies operates on a trimester basis, with three terms defined as: Fall Term (September to December); Winter Term (January to April); and Spring/Summer Term (May to August). The academic year begins with a Fall Term followed by a Winter Term.

MEd (2 year Thesis/MRP/Course Based)

Full-time Max: 2 years (option to extend an extra year)
Flex-time Max: 3-4 years
Part-time Max: 6 years

Part-time is only available to those admitted on or before 2013

A year is based on three terms: fall, winter, spring/summer

Nipissing Balance of Degree Fee

The minimum total academic fee is predetermined by the length of the graduate program into which a student is admitted. Please refer to the time of completion section of the academic regulations document.

Full-time/Flex-time/Part-time graduate students are required to pay academic fees equal to the total minimum fee paid by a full-time student in the same program regardless of the time to completion. This balance of degree fee owing is assessed just prior to graduation and is based on the tuition fee in effect at the time of graduation.

Maximum Registration

In the event that a student does not complete the program in the allocated time period, inclusive of the alloted 3, single-term extensions, he/she will be withdrawn from the program for failure to complete. Should the student wish to appeal the withdrawal from the program and continue beyond the maximum time, he/she is required to submit an appeal for an extension to the School of Graduate Studies. The following elements must be included:

  • a rationale for the requested extension, outlining why the graduate student was unable to complete the program within the stipulated time frame;
  • an evaluation report from the student’s supervisory committee which includes a letter of recommendation from the student’s faculty advisor/research supervisor in support of the request for extension;
  • an approved plan of study for timely degree completion, signed by the student, the research supervisor and the Graduate Coordinator/Chair.

In the event that the student, faculty advisor, and/or research supervisor are unable to agree on a plan of study for degree completion, the Graduate Studies Office must provide a letter commenting on the feasibility of the plan provided by the student.

The Graduate Studies Office will grant or deny the request for the extension based on the submissions provided. Where the Graduate Studies Office supports the request, he/she may also provide advice and recommendations on the proposed plan of study. The student will be charged the appropriate continuation fee(s). Failure to complete the degree program within the prescribed time frame following the appeal to the Graduate Studies Office will result in withdrawal from the program and cannot be appealed.

Where the Graduate Studies Office denies the request, the student may appeal to the Standing and Petitions Committee. The procedures for submitting a petition to the Standings and Petitions Committee can be found in the University Regulations section of the Academic Calendar.

Continuous Registration

All graduate students are required to enroll in course offerings from each academic term until they have completed the program requirements. The student is responsible to ensure he/she is registered by the appropriate deadline for each term.

Students who have failed to register or re-register by the deadline, and have not been granted a Leave of Absence, will be withdrawn from the Program.

Students wanting to complete their program after they have been withdrawn from their program must apply for re-admission and pay the application fee. Students should be aware that readmission is not guaranteed, and, in the event of readmission, continuation of the same research project and/or supervisor cannot be guaranteed. Additionally, students maybe unable to count previously earned graduate credits toward the degree completion of their degree.

Extensions

Under exceptional circumstances, the Graduate Studies Office may permit the extension one term to a maximum of three terms. All requests for extensions shall use the appropriate form and should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator/Graduate Chair who will make a recommendation to the Graduate Studies Office. There are no retroactive extensions.

Master of Environmental Sciences/Studies

Admission Requirements

While there are several core courses to the Master of Environmental Science or Studies program, students will choose to stream into either Environmental Science or Environmental Studies, depending on their background and interests.

Applicants must hold a four-year undergraduate degree in any discipline from an accredited University and at least a 75% average on the last ten full (20 semester) courses completed at the time of application, or equivalent qualifications to be considered for admission. Applicants are also required to submit a Statement of Academic Intent which explains how the MES/MESc program relates to previous academic studies.

Language requirements

Click here to link to the application form and application deadline date.

Be sure to access both the application under the appropriate start date, as well as the applicable supplemental forms under the heading "Supplemental Forms" further down the page.​

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2018 - for scholarship consideration and international applicants.

Applications will continue to be accepted after January 16th from Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. Applications will be considered if room remains in the program; funding is not available for late applicants. Contact admissions@nipissingu.ca to verify if late applications are still being accepted.

SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTS TO:

Nipissing University - Office of the Registrar
100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay ON P1B 8L7
Phone: 705-474-3450 ext. 4600
Email: admissions@nipissingu.ca

Required Documentation:

Please submit transcripts, letters of reference and other supporting documentation after you have submitted your online application. Nipissing University cannot verify receipt of transcripts and supporting documents if we have not received your application. You may paperclip your documents; please do not bind documents in any other manner. No folders or staples please. Please do not submit high school or college transcripts.

  1. Online application and fee. Online application can be accessed from our website: www.nipissingu.ca/registrarforms. The base application of $130 will be paid online through the application. Additional transcript fees may apply.
  2. Official undergraduate transcripts from all institutions attended, including those attended on a letter of permission or exchange program. Transcripts from Canadian universities must be in original, sealed envelope. Internationally-educated applicants must have their transcripts evaluated by the World Education Services – www.wes.org/ca. The WES credential evaluation is also due by the application deadline.
  3. Three (3) academic recommendations mailed in sealed envelopes with the referee’s signature over the seal. The academic recommendation forms can be downloaded here and are included in the supplemental forms package. Please indicate to your referee that a comprehensive letter included with the recommendation form will be most beneficial in determining your eligibility for admission and scholarships.
  4. A comprehensive resumé detailing your educational and professional experience. Please include scholarships and awards, significant academic accomplishments, internships, research projects, involvement in student organizations, volunteer work and publications and presentations.
  5. A typed Statement of Interest, indicating your area(s) of interest for your major research paper or thesis.
  6. Proof of proficiency in English for internationally-educated applicants whose first language is not English, also due by the application deadline.
  7. Ontario Graduate Scholarship Application:  If you wish to be considered for Ontario Gradute Scholarship funding, please visit the Ontario Graduate Scholarship webpage at: www.nipissingu.ca/ogs

How to Apply

Step 1:

Log in or create your OUAC Profile to complete your application

You will then need to log in to your OUAC Profile. If you have applied through the OUAC any time previously, you should have an OUAC Profile. You can use your current log in information. If you do not have an OUAC Profile, you will need to create one. Note: This OUAC Profile will be your profile at OUAC for any and all future applications.

Step 2:

Review application instructions

Once you log in to your OUAC Profile you will be required to read the information on the Welcome page. You will need approximately 1 hour and access to a printer to complete this application.

Step 3:

Choose a program

Browse the Graduate Studies program list and select the program that fits your research and study interests

Step 4:

Complete the online application

As you move through the online application in your OUAC Profile, you will need to enter details about your academic history, referee information, English-language test score, etc. It is not necessary to complete the online application in a single session. You may return to your partially completed application as many times as needed to complete and submit it. Once the application has been submitted and your application fee has been processed, it cannot be modified.

Step 5:

Pay your application fee

After you submit your online application you will be asked to pay the non-refundable application fee of $130.00. This fee is payable to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) and can be paid by credit card, online banking (through Canadian banks only) or Western Union Business Solutions – GlobalPay for Students (bank-to-bank transfer for international payments only).

Step 6:

Collect and submit your required documents

Submit the required documentation outlined on the Supplemental Form for the program applied to. This information is listed under "REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION" on the form. Send all required documentation directly to the Office of the Registrar at Nipissing.

Step 7:

Review of applications

The academic unit will review your application, which will not occur until after the application deadline has passed.

Step 8:

Admission decision

Once the academic unit has selected the applicants it would like to admit, recommendations are made to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for final approval. Admission decisions will be mailed to all applicants. Admission decisions can also be viewed on WebAdvisor. Funding information and programs of study will be included with offers of admission.

Step 9:

Accepting your Offer

If you receive an offer of admission, you can accept the offer by signing and returning the "Offer of Admission" included in the decision package sent by mail.

Admission Process

Step 1:

Regular Admission

Applications for each program are reviewed by the Program Admissions Committee (PAC). The PAC forwards a recommendation for admission to the Graduate Studies Office. Approved applications for admission are forwarded by the Graduate Studies Office to the Office of the Registrar. Offers of admission may have conditions attached, which may have to be met before registration is permitted. Borderline or questionable cases for admission will be dealt with by the Graduate Coordinator/Faculty Graduate Chair in consultation with the Graduate Studies Office. The decision of the Graduate Studies Office on admissions is final and is not subject to appeal.

For programs where it is appropriate, the Graduate Studies Office will take relevant funding considerations (such as scholarships and other forms of student financial support) into account when considering a recommendation for admission. In some programs, students will not be admitted without appropriate levels of committed funding. The decision of the Graduate Studies Office is final and is not subject to appeal.

Step 2:

Conditional Admission

Conditional offers of admission may be made. Conditions will be outlined in the offer of admission.

Step 3:

Special Admission

Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for exceptional or special admission at the discretion of the relevant program’s Graduate Coordinator/Chair. Further information is available in the School of Graduate Studies website.

Step 4:

Admission with Transfer Credit

Applicants who have completed work towards a Masters degree but have not graduated may be eligible for transfer credit. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for additional information.

Offers of Admission

Only offers of admission from the Office of the Registrar are valid. Communication with a program representative (including the Graduate Coordinator/Graduate Chair) or a faculty member does not constitute an offer of admission. Nipissing University may revoke an offer of admission or cancel registration in the program if it finds that the applicant has provided false or incomplete information.

Registration Status for Graduate Students

Graduate Students are referred to as full-time or flex-time on the basis of the program in which they are enrolled. Regardless of this classification, all students have access to university facilities and are expected to take part in the academic life of their program and the university. All graduate students are deemed to be full-time unless declared otherwise.

Time-to-Completion Regulations

Academic Year

The School of Graduate Studies operates on a trimester basis, with three terms defined as: Fall Term (September to December); Winter Term (January to April); and Spring/Summer Term (May to August). The academic year begins with a Fall Term followed by a Winter Term.

MESc/MES (1 year MRP)

Full-time Max: 2 years
Flex-time Max: not available
Part-time Max: 6 years

MESc/MES (2 year Thesis)

Full-time Max: 3 years
Flex-time Max: 3-4 years
Part-time Max: 6 years

Part-time is only available to those admitted on or before 2013

A year is based on three terms: fall, winter, spring/summer

Nipissing Balance of Degree Fee

The minimum total academic fee is predetermined by the length of the graduate program into which a student is admitted. Please refer to the time of completion section of the academic regulations document.

Full-time/Flex-time/Part-time graduate students are required to pay academic fees equal to the total minimum fee paid by a full-time student in the same program regardless of the time to completion. This balance of degree fee owing is assessed just prior to graduation and is based on the tuition fee in effect at the time of graduation.

Maximum Registration

In the event that a student does not complete the program in the allocated time period, inclusive of the alloted 3, single-term extensions, he/she will be withdrawn from the program for failure to complete. Should the student wish to appeal the withdrawal from the program and continue beyond the maximum time, he/she is required to submit an appeal for an extension to the School of Graduate Studies. The following elements must be included:

  • a rationale for the requested extension, outlining why the graduate student was unable to complete the program within the stipulated time frame;
  • an evaluation report from the student’s supervisory committee which includes a letter of recommendation from the student’s faculty advisor/research supervisor in support of the request for extension;
  • an approved plan of study for timely degree completion, signed by the student, the research supervisor and the Graduate Coordinator/Chair.

In the event that the student, faculty advisor, and/or research supervisor are unable to agree on a plan of study for degree completion, the Graduate Studies Office must provide a letter commenting on the feasibility of the plan provided by the student.

The Graduate Studies Office will grant or deny the request for the extension based on the submissions provided. Where the Graduate Studies Office supports the request, he/she may also provide advice and recommendations on the proposed plan of study. The student will be charged the appropriate continuation fee(s). Failure to complete the degree program within the prescribed time frame following the appeal to the Graduate Studies Office will result in withdrawal from the program and cannot be appealed.

Where the Graduate Studies Office denies the request, the student may appeal to the Standing and Petitions Committee. The procedures for submitting a petition to the Standings and Petitions Committee can be found in the University Regulations section of the Academic Calendar.

Continuous Registration

All graduate students are required to enroll in course offerings from each academic term until they have completed the program requirements. The student is responsible to ensure he/she is registered by the appropriate deadline for each term.

Students who have failed to register or re-register by the deadline, and have not been granted a Leave of Absence, will be withdrawn from the Program.

Students wanting to complete their program after they have been withdrawn from their program must apply for re-admission and pay the application fee. Students should be aware that readmission is not guaranteed, and, in the event of readmission, continuation of the same research project and/or supervisor cannot be guaranteed. Additionally, students maybe unable to count previously earned graduate credits toward the degree completion of their degree.

Extensions

Under exceptional circumstances, the Graduate Studies Office may permit the extension one term to a maximum of three terms. All requests for extensions shall use the appropriate form and should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator/Graduate Chair who will make a recommendation to the Graduate Studies Office. There are no retroactive extensions.

Master of Science in Kinesiology

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold an Honours BA in Kinesiology, a related field (e.g., Physical and Health Education; Human Kinetics; Kinesiology) or equivalent and at least a 75% average on the last ten full (20 semester) courses completed at the time of application to be considered for admission. Applicants with a three-year undergraduate degree from Europe or other international countries will be considered for admission based on equivalency criteria as determined by the Office of the Registrar.

Language requirements

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2018 - for scholarship consideration and international applicants.

Applications will continue to be accepted after January 15th from Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. Applications will be considered if room remains in the program; funding is not available for late applicants. Contact admissions@nipissingu.ca to verify if late applications are still being accepted.

SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTS TO:

Nipissing University - Office of the Registrar
100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay ON P1B 8L7
Phone: 705-474-3450 ext. 4600
Email: admissions@nipissingu.ca

Required Supplemental Documentation:

Please submit transcripts, letters of reference and other supporting documentation after you have submitted your online application. Nipissing University cannot verify receipt of transcripts and supporting documents if we have not received your application. You may paperclip your documents; please do not bind documents in any other manner. No folders or staples please. Please do not submit high school or college transcripts.

  1. Online application and fee. The online application can be accessed from our website: www.nipissingu.ca/registrarforms. The base application of $130 will be paid online through the application. Additional transcript fees may apply.
  2. Official undergraduate transcripts from all institutions attended, including those attended on a letter of permission or exchange program. Transcripts from Canadian universities must be in original, sealed envelope. Internationally-educated applicants must have their transcripts evaluated by the World Education Services – www.wes.org/ca. The WES credential evaluation is also due by the application deadline.
  3. Three (3) academic references mailed in sealed envelopes with the referee’s signature over the seal. The academic recommendation forms can be downloaded here and are included in the supplemental forms package. Please indicate to your referee that a comprehensive letter included with the recommendation form will be most beneficial in determining your eligibility for admission and scholarships.
  4. A comprehensive resumé detailing your educational and professional experience. Please include scholarships and awards, significant academic accomplishments, internships, research projects, involvement in student organizations, volunteer work and publications and presentations.
  5. A typed Statement of Interest indicating your research area(s) of interest. Please indicate which MSc Kinesiology faculty member(s) you would like to complete your thesis with. The final admission decision will be based on the availability of an appropriate supervisor.
  6. Proof of Proficiency in English for internationally-educated applicants whose first language is not English, also due by the application deadline.
  7. Ontario Graduate Scholarship Application:  If you wish to be considered for Ontario Gradute Scholarship funding, please visit the Ontario Graduate Scholarship webpage at: www.nipissingu.ca/ogs

How to Apply

Step 1:

Log in or create your OUAC Profile to complete your application

You will then need to log in to your OUAC Profile. If you have applied through the OUAC any time previously, you should have an OUAC Profile. You can use your current log in information. If you do not have an OUAC Profile, you will need to create one. Note: This OUAC Profile will be your profile at OUAC for any and all future applications.

Step 2:

Review application instructions

Once you log in to your OUAC Profile you will be required to read the information on the Welcome page. You will need approximately 1 hour and access to a printer to complete this application.

Step 3:

Choose a program

Browse the Graduate Studies program list and select the program that fits your research and study interests

Step 4:

Complete the online application

As you move through the online application in your OUAC Profile, you will need to enter details about your academic history, referee information, English-language test score, etc. It is not necessary to complete the online application in a single session. You may return to your partially completed application as many times as needed to complete and submit it. Once the application has been submitted and your application fee has been processed, it cannot be modified.

Step 5:

Pay your application fee

After you submit your online application you will be asked to pay the non-refundable application fee of $130.00. This fee is payable to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) and can be paid by credit card, online banking (through Canadian banks only) or Western Union Business Solutions – GlobalPay for Students (bank-to-bank transfer for international payments only).

Step 6:

Collect and submit your required documents

Submit the required documentation outlined on the Supplemental Form for the program applied to. This information is listed under "REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION" on the form. Send all required documentation directly to the Office of the Registrar at Nipissing.

Step 7:

Review of applications

The academic unit will review your application, which will not occur until after the application deadline has passed.

Step 8:

Admission decision

Once the academic unit has selected the applicants it would like to admit, recommendations are made to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for final approval. Admission decisions will be mailed to all applicants. Admission decisions can also be viewed on WebAdvisor. Funding information and programs of study will be included with offers of admission.

Step 9:

Accepting your Offer

If you receive an offer of admission, you can accept the offer by signing and returning the "Offer of Admission" included in the decision package sent by mail.

Admission Process

Step 1:

Regular Admission

Applications for each program are reviewed by the Program Admissions Committee (PAC). The PAC forwards a recommendation for admission to the Graduate Studies Office. Approved applications for admission are forwarded by the Graduate Studies Office to the Office of the Registrar. Offers of admission may have conditions attached, which may have to be met before registration is permitted. Borderline or questionable cases for admission will be dealt with by the Graduate Coordinator/Faculty Graduate Chair in consultation with the Graduate Studies Office. The decision of the Graduate Studies Office on admissions is final and is not subject to appeal.

For programs where it is appropriate, the Graduate Studies Office will take relevant funding considerations (such as scholarships and other forms of student financial support) into account when considering a recommendation for admission. In some programs, students will not be admitted without appropriate levels of committed funding. The decision of the Graduate Studies Office is final and is not subject to appeal.

Step 2:

Conditional Admission

Conditional offers of admission may be made. Conditions will be outlined in the offer of admission.

Step 3:

Special Admission

Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for exceptional or special admission at the discretion of the relevant program’s Graduate Coordinator/Chair. Further information is available in the School of Graduate Studies website.

Step 5:

Admission with Transfer Credit

Applicants who have completed work towards a Masters degree but have not graduated may be eligible for transfer credit. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for additional information.

Offers of Admission

Only offers of admission from the Office of the Registrar are valid. Communication with a program representative (including the Graduate Coordinator/Graduate Chair) or a faculty member does not constitute an offer of admission. Nipissing University may revoke an offer of admission or cancel registration in the program if it finds that the applicant has provided false or incomplete information.

Registration Status for Graduate Students

Graduate Students are referred to as full-time or flex-time on the basis of the program in which they are enrolled. Regardless of this classification, all students have access to university facilities and are expected to take part in the academic life of their program and the university. All graduate students are deemed to be full-time unless declared otherwise.

Time-to-Completion Regulations

Academic Year

The School of Graduate Studies operates on a trimester basis, with three terms defined as: Fall Term (September to December); Winter Term (January to April); and Spring/Summer Term (May to August). The academic year begins with a Fall Term followed by a Winter Term.

MSc Kinesiology (1 year MRP)

Full-time Max: 2 years
Flex-time Max: not available
Part-time Max: 6 years

A year is based on three terms: fall, winter, spring/summer

Nipissing Balance of Degree Fee

The minimum total academic fee is predetermined by the length of the graduate program into which a student is admitted. Please refer to the time of completion section of the academic regulations document.

Full-time/Flex-time/Part-time graduate students are required to pay academic fees equal to the total minimum fee paid by a full-time student in the same program regardless of the time to completion. This balance of degree fee owing is assessed just prior to graduation and is based on the tuition fee in effect at the time of graduation.

Maximum Registration

In the event that a student does not complete the program in the allocated time period, inclusive of the alloted 3, single-term extensions, he/she will be withdrawn from the program for failure to complete. Should the student wish to appeal the withdrawal from the program and continue beyond the maximum time, he/she is required to submit an appeal for an extension to the School of Graduate Studies. The following elements must be included:

  • a rationale for the requested extension, outlining why the graduate student was unable to complete the program within the stipulated time frame;
  • an evaluation report from the student’s supervisory committee which includes a letter of recommendation from the student’s faculty advisor/research supervisor in support of the request for extension;
  • an approved plan of study for timely degree completion, signed by the student, the research supervisor and the Graduate Coordinator/Chair.

In the event that the student, faculty advisor, and/or research supervisor are unable to agree on a plan of study for degree completion, the Graduate Studies Office must provide a letter commenting on the feasibility of the plan provided by the student.

The Graduate Studies Office will grant or deny the request for the extension based on the submissions provided. Where the Graduate Studies Office supports the request, he/she may also provide advice and recommendations on the proposed plan of study. The student will be charged the appropriate continuation fee(s). Failure to complete the degree program within the prescribed time frame following the appeal to the Graduate Studies Office will result in withdrawal from the program and cannot be appealed.

Where the Graduate Studies Office denies the request, the student may appeal to the Standing and Petitions Committee. The procedures for submitting a petition to the Standings and Petitions Committee can be found in the University Regulations section of the Academic Calendar.

Continuous Registration

All graduate students are required to enroll in course offerings from each academic term until they have completed the program requirements. The student is responsible to ensure he/she is registered by the appropriate deadline for each term.

Students who have failed to register or re-register by the deadline, and have not been granted a Leave of Absence, will be withdrawn from the Program.

Students wanting to complete their program after they have been withdrawn from their program must apply for re-admission and pay the application fee. Students should be aware that readmission is not guaranteed, and, in the event of readmission, continuation of the same research project and/or supervisor cannot be guaranteed. Additionally, students maybe unable to count previously earned graduate credits toward the degree completion of their degree.

Extensions

Under exceptional circumstances, the Graduate Studies Office may permit the extension one term to a maximum of three terms. All requests for extensions shall use the appropriate form and should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator/Graduate Chair who will make a recommendation to the Graduate Studies Office. There are no retroactive extensions.

Master of Science in Mathematics

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold an Honours BA or BSc normally in Mathematics or in a combined honours program with a Mathematics major and at least a 75% average on the last ten full (20 semester) courses completed at the time of application, or equivalent qualifications to be considered for admission.

Language requirements

Click here to link to the application form and application deadline date.

Be sure to access both the application under the appropriate start date, as well as the applicable supplemental forms under the heading "Supplemental Forms".

Please submit transcripts, letters of reference and other supporting documentation after you have submitted your online application. Nipissing University cannot verify receipt of transcripts and supporting documents if we have not received your application. You may paperclip your documents; please do not bind documents in any other manner. No folders please. Please do not submit high school or college transcripts.

The on-line application form, supplemental forms, and deadline dates can be accessed from our website at www.nipissingu.ca/registrarforms

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2018 - for scholarship consideration and international applicants.

Applications will continue to be accepted after January 16th from Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. Applications will be considered if room remains in the program; funding is not available for late applicants. Contact admissions@nipissingu.ca to verify if late applications are still being accepted.

SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTS TO:

Nipissing University - Office of the Registrar
100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay ON P1B 8L7
Telephone: 705-474-3450 ext. 4600
Email: admissions@nipissingu.ca

Required Supplemental Documentation:

Please submit transcripts, letters of reference and other supporting documentation after you have submitted your online application. Nipissing University cannot verify receipt of transcripts and supporting documents if we have not received your application. You may paperclip your documents; please do not bind documents in any other manner. No folders or staples please. Please do not submit high school or college transcripts.

  1. Online application form and fee. The online application can be accessed from our website: www.nipissingu.ca/registrarforms. The base application of $130 will be paid online through the application. Additional transcript fees may apply.
  2. Official undergraduate transcripts from all institutions attended, including those attended on a letter of permission or exchange program. Transcripts from Canadian universities must be in original, sealed envelope. Internationally-educated applicants must have their transcripts evaluated by the World Education Services – www.wes.org/ca. The WES credential evaluation is also due by the application deadline.
  3. Three (3) academic references mailed in sealed envelopes with the referee’s signature over the seal. The academic recommendation forms can be downloaded here and are included in the supplemental forms package. Please indicate to your referee that a comprehensive letter included with the recommendation form will be most beneficial in determining your eligibility for admission and scholarships.
  4. A comprehensive resumé detailing your educational and professional experience. Please include scholarships and awards, significant academic accomplishments, internships, research projects, involvement in student organizations, volunteer work and publications and presentations.
  5. A typed Statement of Interest indicating your research area(s) of interest.
  6. Proof of Proficiency in English for internationally-educated applicants whose first language is not English, also due by the application deadline.
  7. Ontario Graduate Scholarship Application:  If you wish to be considered for Ontario Gradute Scholarship funding, please visit the Ontario Graduate Scholarship webpage at: www.nipissingu.ca/ogs

How to Apply

Step 1:

Log in or create your OUAC Profile to complete your application

You will then need to log in to your OUAC Profile. If you have applied through the OUAC any time previously, you should have an OUAC Profile. You can use your current log in information. If you do not have an OUAC Profile, you will need to create one. Note: This OUAC Profile will be your profile at OUAC for any and all future applications.

Step 2:

Review application instructions

Once you log in to your OUAC Profile you will be required to read the information on the Welcome page. You will need approximately 1 hour and access to a printer to complete this application.

Step 3:

Choose a program

Browse the Graduate Studies program list and select the program that fits your research and study interests

Step 4:

Complete the online application

As you move through the online application in your OUAC Profile, you will need to enter details about your academic history, referee information, English-language test score, etc. It is not necessary to complete the online application in a single session. You may return to your partially completed application as many times as needed to complete and submit it. Once the application has been submitted and your application fee has been processed, it cannot be modified.

Step 5:

Pay your application fee

After you submit your online application you will be asked to pay the non-refundable application fee of $125.00. This fee is payable to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) and can be paid by credit card, online banking (through Canadian banks only) or Western Union Business Solutions – GlobalPay for Students (bank-to-bank transfer for international payments only).

Step 6:

Collect and submit your required documents

Submit the required documentation outlined on the Supplemental Form for the program applied to. This information is listed under "REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION" on the form. Send all required documentation directly to the Office of the Registrar at Nipissing.

Step 7:

Review of applications

The academic unit will review your application, which will not occur until after the application deadline has passed.

Step 8:

Admission decision

Once the academic unit has selected the applicants it would like to admit, recommendations are made to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for final approval. Admission decisions will be mailed to all applicants. Admission decisions can also be viewed on WebAdvisor. Funding information and programs of study will be included with offers of admission.

Step 9:

Accepting your Offer

If you receive an offer of admission, you can accept the offer by signing and returning the "Offer of Admission" included in the decision package sent by mail.

Admission Process

Step 1:

Regular Admission

Applications for each program are reviewed by the Program Admissions Committee (PAC). The PAC forwards a recommendation for admission to the Graduate Studies Office. Approved applications for admission are forwarded by the Graduate Studies Office to the Office of the Registrar. Offers of admission may have conditions attached, which may have to be met before registration is permitted. Borderline or questionable cases for admission will be dealt with by the Graduate Coordinator/Faculty Graduate Chair in consultation with the Graduate Studies Office. The decision of the Graduate Studies Office on admissions is final and is not subject to appeal.

For programs where it is appropriate, the Graduate Studies Office will take relevant funding considerations (such as scholarships and other forms of student financial support) into account when considering a recommendation for admission. In some programs, students will not be admitted without appropriate levels of committed funding. The decision of the Graduate Studies Office is final and is not subject to appeal.

Step 2:

Conditional Admission

Conditional offers of admission may be made. Conditions will be outlined in the offer of admission.

Step 3:

Special Admission

Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for exceptional or special admission at the discretion of the relevant program’s Graduate Coordinator/Chair. Further information is available in the School of Graduate Studies website.

Step 4:

Admission with Transfer Credit

Applicants who have completed work towards a Masters degree but have not graduated may be eligible for transfer credit. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for additional information.

Offers of Admission

Only offers of admission from the Office of the Registrar are valid. Communication with a program representative (including the Graduate Coordinator/Graduate Chair) or a faculty member does not constitute an offer of admission. Nipissing University may revoke an offer of admission or cancel registration in the program if it finds that the applicant has provided false or incomplete information.

Registration Status for Graduate Students

Graduate Students are referred to as full-time or flex-time on the basis of the program in which they are enrolled. Regardless of this classification, all students have access to university facilities and are expected to take part in the academic life of their program and the university. All graduate students are deemed to be full-time unless declared otherwise.

Time-to-Completion Regulations

Academic Year

The School of Graduate Studies operates on a trimester basis, with three terms defined as: Fall Term (September to December); Winter Term (January to April); and Spring/Summer Term (May to August). The academic year begins with a Fall Term followed by a Winter Term.

MSc Math (1 year MRP)

Full-time Max: 2 years
Flex-time Max: not available
Part-time Max: 6 years

Part-time is only available to those admitted on or before 2013

A year is based on three terms: fall, winter, spring/summer

Nipissing Balance of Degree Fee

The minimum total academic fee is predetermined by the length of the graduate program into which a student is admitted. Please refer to the time of completion section of the academic regulations document.

Full-time/Flex-time/Part-time graduate students are required to pay academic fees equal to the total minimum fee paid by a full-time student in the same program regardless of the time to completion. This balance of degree fee owing is assessed just prior to graduation and is based on the tuition fee in effect at the time of graduation.

Maximum Registration

In the event that a student does not complete the program in the allocated time period, inclusive of the alloted 3, single-term extensions, he/she will be withdrawn from the program for failure to complete. Should the student wish to appeal the withdrawal from the program and continue beyond the maximum time, he/she is required to submit an appeal for an extension to the School of Graduate Studies. The following elements must be included:

  • a rationale for the requested extension, outlining why the graduate student was unable to complete the program within the stipulated time frame;
  • an evaluation report from the student’s supervisory committee which includes a letter of recommendation from the student’s faculty advisor/research supervisor in support of the request for extension;
  • an approved plan of study for timely degree completion, signed by the student, the research supervisor and the Graduate Coordinator/Chair.

In the event that the student, faculty advisor, and/or research supervisor are unable to agree on a plan of study for degree completion, the Graduate Studies Office must provide a letter commenting on the feasibility of the plan provided by the student.

The Graduate Studies Office will grant or deny the request for the extension based on the submissions provided. Where the Graduate Studies Office supports the request, he/she may also provide advice and recommendations on the proposed plan of study. The student will be charged the appropriate continuation fee(s). Failure to complete the degree program within the prescribed time frame following the appeal to the Graduate Studies Office will result in withdrawal from the program and cannot be appealed.

Where the Graduate Studies Office denies the request, the student may appeal to the Standing and Petitions Committee. The procedures for submitting a petition to the Standings and Petitions Committee can be found in the University Regulations section of the Academic Calendar.

Continuous Registration

All graduate students are required to enroll in course offerings from each academic term until they have completed the program requirements. The student is responsible to ensure he/she is registered by the appropriate deadline for each term.

Students who have failed to register or re-register by the deadline, and have not been granted a Leave of Absence, will be withdrawn from the Program.

Students wanting to complete their program after they have been withdrawn from their program must apply for re-admission and pay the application fee. Students should be aware that readmission is not guaranteed, and, in the event of readmission, continuation of the same research project and/or supervisor cannot be guaranteed. Additionally, students maybe unable to count previously earned graduate credits toward the degree completion of their degree.

Extensions

Under exceptional circumstances, the Graduate Studies Office may permit the extension one term to a maximum of three terms. All requests for extensions shall use the appropriate form and should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator/Graduate Chair who will make a recommendation to the Graduate Studies Office. There are no retroactive extensions.

PhD in Education with a Focus on Educational Sustainability

Admission Requirements

The applicant must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent, as recognized by Nipissing University, in an appropriate discipline, with a minimum A- standing. Preference will be given to applicants whose master’s degree included an independent research component such as a thesis or major research paper.

Language requirements

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2018 - for scholarship consideration and international applicants.

Applications will continue to be accepted after January 15th from Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. Applications will be considered if room remains in the program; funding is not available for late applicants. Contact admissions@nipissingu.ca to verify if late applications are still being accepted.

SUBMIT ALL DOCUMENTS TO:

Nipissing University - Office of the Registrar
100 College Drive, Box 5002
North Bay ON P1B 8L7
Phone: 705.474.3450 ext. 4600
Email: admissions@nipissingu.ca

Required Documentation:

Please submit transcripts, letters of reference and other supporting documentation after you have submitted your online application. Nipissing University cannot verify receipt of transcripts and supporting documents if we have not received your application. You may paperclip your documents; please do not bind documents in any other manner. No folders or staples please. Please do not submit high school or college transcripts.

  1. Online application and fee. Online application can be accessed from our website: www.nipissingu.ca/registrarforms. The base application of $230 will be paid online through the application. Additional transcript fees may apply.
  2. Official undergraduate transcripts from all institutions attended, including those attended on a letter of permission or exchange program. Transcripts from Canadian universities must be in original, sealed envelope. Internationally-educated applicants must have their transcripts evaluated by the World Education Services – www.wes.org/ca. The WES credential evaluation is also due by the application deadline.
  3. Three (3) academic recommendations mailed in sealed envelopes with the referee’s signature over the seal. The academic recommendation forms can be downloaded here and are included in the supplemental forms package. Please indicate to your referees that this letter will be used for admission purposes and for scholarship consideration. A comprehensive letter included with the recommendation form will be most beneficial in determining your eligibility.
  4. Proof of completion of a Thesis or Major Research Paper at the Master’s level (e.g. copy of thesis signature page or referenced on the transcript). If a Thesis or Major Research Paper was not completed for your Master’s degree, evidence of scholarly writing (written in English, not translated) must be submitted.
  5. A comprehensive curriculum vitae detailing educational and professional experience.
  6. A 1000-word typed statement explaining the value of undertaking a doctoral degree at Nipissing University at this time; your research interests and desired area of thesis research; and the way in which your work might relate to education.
  7. Proof of Proficiency in English for internationally-educated applicants whose first language is not English, also due by the application deadline.
  8. Ontario Graduate Scholarship Application:  If you wish to be considered for Ontario Gradute Scholarship funding, please visit the Ontario Graduate Scholarship webpage at: www.nipissingu.ca/ogs

How to Apply

Step 1:

Log in or create your OUAC Profile to complete your application

You will then need to log in to your OUAC Profile. If you have applied through the OUAC any time previously, you should have an OUAC Profile. You can use your current log in information. If you do not have an OUAC Profile, you will need to create one. Note: This OUAC Profile will be your profile at OUAC for any and all future applications.

Step 2:

Review application instructions

Once you log in to your OUAC Profile you will be required to read the information on the Welcome page. You will need approximately 1 hour and access to a printer to complete this application.

Step 3:

Choose a program

Browse the Graduate Studies program list and select the program that fits your research and study interests

Step 4:

Complete the online application

As you move through the online application in your OUAC Profile, you will need to enter details about your academic history, referee information, English-language test score, etc. It is not necessary to complete the online application in a single session. You may return to your partially completed application as many times as needed to complete and submit it. Once the application has been submitted and your application fee has been processed, it cannot be modified.

Step 5:

Pay your application fee

After you submit your online application you will be asked to pay the non-refundable application fee of $230.00. This fee is payable to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) and can be paid by credit card, online banking (through Canadian banks only) or Western Union Business Solutions – GlobalPay for Students (bank-to-bank transfer for international payments only).

Step 6:

Collect and submit your required documents

Submit the required documentation outlined on the Supplemental Form for the program applied to. This information is listed under "REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION" on the form. Send all required documentation directly to the Office of the Registrar at Nipissing.

Step 7:

Review of applications

The academic unit will review your application, which will not occur until after the application deadline has passed.

Step 8:

Admission decision

Once the academic unit has selected the applicants it would like to admit, recommendations are made to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for final approval. Admission decisions will be mailed to all applicants. Admission decisions can also be viewed on WebAdvisor. Funding information and programs of study will be included with offers of admission.

Step 9:

Accepting your Offer

If you receive an offer of admission, you can accept the offer by signing and returning the "Offer of Admission" included in the decision package sent by mail.

Admission Process

Step 1:

Regular Admission

Applications for each program are reviewed by the Program Admissions Committee (PAC). The PAC forwards a recommendation for admission to the Graduate Studies Office. Approved applications for admission are forwarded by the Graduate Studies Office to the Office of the Registrar. Offers of admission may have conditions attached, which may have to be met before registration is permitted. Borderline or questionable cases for admission will be dealt with by the Graduate Coordinator/Faculty Graduate Chair in consultation with the Graduate Studies Office. The decision of the Graduate Studies Office on admissions is final and is not subject to appeal.

For programs where it is appropriate, the Graduate Studies Office will take relevant funding considerations (such as scholarships and other forms of student financial support) into account when considering a recommendation for admission. In some programs, students will not be admitted without appropriate levels of committed funding. The decision of the Graduate Studies Office is final and is not subject to appeal.

Step 2:

Conditional Admission

Conditional offers of admission may be made. Conditions will be outlined in the offer of admission.

Step 3:

Special Admission

Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for exceptional or special admission at the discretion of the relevant program’s Graduate Coordinator/Chair. Further information is available in the School of Graduate Studies website.

Step 4:

Admission with Transfer Credit

Applicants who have completed work towards a Masters degree but have not graduated may be eligible for transfer credit. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for additional information.

Offers of Admission

Only offers of admission from the Office of the Registrar are valid. Communication with a program representative (including the Graduate Coordinator/Graduate Chair) or a faculty member does not constitute an offer of admission. Nipissing University may revoke an offer of admission or cancel registration in the program if it finds that the applicant has provided false or incomplete information.

Registration Status for Graduate Students

Graduate Students are referred to as full-time or flex-time on the basis of the program in which they are enrolled. Regardless of this classification, all students have access to university facilities and are expected to take part in the academic life of their program and the university. All graduate students are deemed to be full-time unless declared otherwise.

Time-to-Completion Regulations

Academic Year

The School of Graduate Studies operates on a trimester basis, with three terms defined as: Fall Term (September to December); Winter Term (January to April); and Spring/Summer Term (May to August). The academic year begins with a Fall Term followed by a Winter Term.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Full-time Max: 6 years
Flex-time Max: not available
Part-time Max: not available

Part-time is only available to those admitted on or before 2013

A year is based on three terms: fall, winter, spring/summer

Nipissing Balance of Degree Fee

The minimum total academic fee is predetermined by the length of the graduate program into which a student is admitted. Please refer to the time of completion section of the academic regulations document.

Full-time/Flex-time/Part-time graduate students are required to pay academic fees equal to the total minimum fee paid by a full-time student in the same program regardless of the time to completion. This balance of degree fee owing is assessed just prior to graduation and is based on the tuition fee in effect at the time of graduation.

Maximum Registration

In the event that a student does not complete the program in the allocated time period, inclusive of the alloted 3, single-term extensions, he/she will be withdrawn from the program for failure to complete. Should the student wish to appeal the withdrawal from the program and continue beyond the maximum time, he/she is required to submit an appeal for an extension to the School of Graduate Studies. The following elements must be included:

  • a rationale for the requested extension, outlining why the graduate student was unable to complete the program within the stipulated time frame;
  • an evaluation report from the student’s supervisory committee which includes a letter of recommendation from the student’s faculty advisor/research supervisor in support of the request for extension;
  • an approved plan of study for timely degree completion, signed by the student, the research supervisor and the Graduate Coordinator/Chair.

In the event that the student, faculty advisor, and/or research supervisor are unable to agree on a plan of study for degree completion, the Graduate Studies Office must provide a letter commenting on the feasibility of the plan provided by the student.

The Graduate Studies Office will grant or deny the request for the extension based on the submissions provided. Where the Graduate Studies Office supports the request, he/she may also provide advice and recommendations on the proposed plan of study. The student will be charged the appropriate continuation fee(s). Failure to complete the degree program within the prescribed time frame following the appeal to the Graduate Studies Office will result in withdrawal from the program and cannot be appealed.

Where the Graduate Studies Office denies the request, the student may appeal to the Standing and Petitions Committee. The procedures for submitting a petition to the Standings and Petitions Committee can be found in the University Regulations section of the Academic Calendar.

Continuous Registration

All graduate students are required to enroll in course offerings from each academic term until they have completed the program requirements. The student is responsible to ensure he/she is registered by the appropriate deadline for each term.

Students who have failed to register or re-register by the deadline, and have not been granted a Leave of Absence, will be withdrawn from the Program.

Students wanting to complete their program after they have been withdrawn from their program must apply for re-admission and pay the application fee. Students should be aware that readmission is not guaranteed, and, in the event of readmission, continuation of the same research project and/or supervisor cannot be guaranteed. Additionally, students maybe unable to count previously earned graduate credits toward the degree completion of their degree.

Extensions

Under exceptional circumstances, the Graduate Studies Office may permit the extension one term to a maximum of three terms. All requests for extensions shall use the appropriate form and should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator/Graduate Chair who will make a recommendation to the Graduate Studies Office. There are no retroactive extensions.

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