Academic Calendar


Dean: Dr. Kelley Main (Acting)
Associate Dean(s): Dr. Michael Czubryt, Dr. Stephen Kirkland, Dr. Randall Jamieson
Campus Address/General Office: 500 University Centre
Telephone: (204) 474 9377
Fax: (204) 474 7553
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Preface (Grad Admissions)

At the University of Manitoba, graduate study and research were conducted on a modest scale from the foundation of the university and during its early years. In 1949, a Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research was established to systematize efforts in these fields. A substantial number of graduate students received fellowships, scholarships, or assistantships made available under such arrangements as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the university itself. Providing additional opportunity for graduate students, research work funded through grants from business corporations and government bodies is now conducted at the university.

Agriculture and Agrifood Canada and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans maintain research initiatives on the Fort Garry campus. Additional and extensive research facilities are available in the faculties of Dentistry and Medicine located in central Winnipeg and the university's Bannatyne Campus. The Faculty of Medicine operates in close conjunction with the major teaching hospitals.

Graduate work at the doctoral level is offered in the faculties of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Arts, Clayton H. Ridell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science, Social Work, and the Asper School of Business/Faculty of Management.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies is governed by the Faculty Council of Graduate Studies. The Faculty Council delegates powers to the Executive Committee of Graduate Studies which in turn delegates responsibilities to standing committees of the faculty, such as the Guidelines and Policy Committee and the Awards Committee.

Admission to Graduate Studies

Degrees and Diplomas Offered

The Faculty of Graduate Studies offers advanced courses of instruction and facilities for research leading to the following:

  • Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)
  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Maîtrise ès Arts (Université de Saint-Boniface)
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Master of City Planning (M.C.P.)
  • Master of Dentistry (M.Dent.)
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)
  • Maîtrise en Éducation (Université de Saint-Boniface)
  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
  • Master of Environment (M.Env.)
  • Master of Finance (M.Fin.)
  • Master of Fine Art (M.F.A.)
  • Master of Human Rights (M.H.R.)
  • Master of Interior Design (M.I.D.)
  • Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.Arch.)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Master of Music (M.Mus)
  • Master of Natural Resources Management (M.N.R.M.)
  • Master of Nursing (M.N.)
  • Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.)
  • Master of Physical Therapy (M.P.T.)
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.)
  • Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
  • Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
  • Master of Supply Chain Management and Logistics (M.S.C.M.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Diploma in Population Health (Dip.P.H.)*

*Currently on hold.

See the Graduate Studies Program index in this Calendar for listings of graduate programs by unit.


General Policy on Admission

The general policy on admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies is found in the Academic Guide section of this Calendar. Note that admission standards as well as criteria and procedures for admission may vary from program to program. Consult the specific departmental listing in this Calendar for details.

Admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies is competitive and a combination of factors is considered in the admission decision, including:

  • The past academic performance of the applicant and assessments of referees. These are used as indicators of the likelihood that the applicant can successfully complete the course of studies and research for the degree.
  • The capacity of the department (unit, faculty, institute, etc.) to provide the program of study and research requested by the applicant, including adequate study and research facilities.

The availability and willingness of a faculty member competent to supervise the program of study and research of the applicant.



See the Graduate Studies website for application information. For application deadline dates and program-specific requirements, refer to the specific graduate program of study page. Application to live in residence is made separately (Please refer to Homestay or Student Residences)

Application Fee

This fee must accompany all online admission applications:

  • Canadian/permanent residents - $100. (CAD)
  • International applicants - $100. (CAD)

Application Declaration

All persons seeking admission to the University of Manitoba must sign the following declaration on the Application for Admission: “I hereby certify that I have read and understood the instructions and information sheet attached to this application form and that all statements made in conjunction with this application are true and complete.  I understand that my application will be rejected if I have not disclosed my complete academic record or have submitted false information in support of my application to the Faculty of Graduate studies.  In such an event I understand that future applications from me will not be considered.”

Application Fraud or Misconduct

It should be noted that the commission of application fraud or misconduct may result in acceptance and registration being withdrawn and the applicant disqualified from consideration, not only in the year of application, but, in all subsequent sessions. If discovered in a subsequent session it may result in dismissal from the university. Application fraud or misconduct includes the following:

  • Failure to declare attendance at another post-secondary institution;
  • Presenting falsified academic documentation or causing or encouraging another person to falsify records through translation or data changes;
  • Presenting falsified personal documentation, e.g. using a false name, date of birth, country of origin, etc.;
  • Presenting falsified or fictitious reference documentation;
  • Cheating on or having another person write a standardized entry exam such as TOEFL, MCAT, LSAT, DAT or GMAT;
  • Presenting another person’s standardized test score as one’s own to falsify a test result; and
  • Failure to report suspensions from another post-secondary institution.

Classification of Students

The classification of a student at the University of Manitoba is determined on admission to a program of study.

Please refer to Student Status/Classification of Students.