MScSM | Important Dates

Process & Important Dates

The next available MScSM program begins in September 2024. The online application system for that program will open on October 1, 2023 and will close on March 15, 2024.

We only reveiw and consider completed application files that consist of: a completed online application form, payment of the $125 CDN funds application fee via credit card, submission of both the unofficial PDF versions of all post-secondary transcripts and arranging for the official transcripts to be mailed directly to the MScSM Program, two reference letters, a resume and a Letter of Intent responding to our five question(these questions change each year) listed on the admission criteria/documents page.

The final application deadline is March 15, 2024.  There arealso two interim deadlines for those applicants who wish to receive an earlier admission decision.

The November 30, 2023 interim application deadline is only for those domestic and/or international applicants who have already completed their undergraduate bachelor degree (and can provide a final transcript indicating all final grades and proof of convocation). We recommend that international applicants who will need to obtain a visa to study in Canada (and who have completed their undergraduate studies) apply by the November 30, 2023 interim application deadline. Please note that it is not mandatory that international students apply by November 30. This is only a suggestion, however, it can take many months to obtain a study permit for Canada and all permits/visas at the responsibiltiy of students/applicants. International students can apply by the January 31, 2024 deadline or the final application deadline of March 15, 2024 however this final deadline is often too late for international students to obtain their study permit and we do not grant deferrals if students are unable to obtain a study permit. We highly recommend international students apply and complete their applications by the January 31, 2024 interim application deadline.

For those applicants who completed their applications between October 1 2023 and November 30 2023, their files will be reviewed in December and early January. Due to the high volume of applications, online interviews will be scheduled for early to mid-January 2024.  Please note that only qualified applicants will receive an invitation to an interview. Admission decisions for all applications completed by November 30, 2023, will be  forwarded by January 31, 2024. 

The November 30, 2023 application deadline is not an option for current fourth year students as we require Fall 2023 grades, which are usually not available until mid-January 2024. Fourth year students can apply for the January 31, 2023 application deadline, or the final March 15, 2024 deadline.

The next interim application deadline is January 31, 2024. This is for all applicants who completed their online applications from December 1 to January 31, with online interviews scheduled for late February 2023 and early to mid-March 2023, with admission decisions forwarded by mid-March (forwarding of final admission decisions by mid March may depend on the volume of applications at this time).

Fourth year student applicants can apply for this application deadline, if their Fall semester grades are available before January 31, 2024.

The final application deadline is March 15, 2024. All application files that are complete from February 1, 2024 to March 15, 2024 will be reviewed in late March 2023 to late April/early May 2023, with online interviews scheduled in mid-April to early May (please note that only qualified applicants will receive an invitation to an interview). Admission decisions will be forwarded to all applicants by early to mid May 2024.

Fourth year student applicants can apply for this application deadline as their Fall 2022 semester grades will be available. Their Winter semester 2024 grades will not be available but we can make a determination on the Fall 2023 grades and possibly extend a conditional offer. A conditional offer of admission is common for 4th year applicants. The conditions will include; submission of an official transcript with all final grades, and proof of convocation.

Please note:

  • Only qualified applicants will receive an invitation to a online interview. (not all applicants with completed applications will receive an invitation to a virtual interview).
  • All admission decisions will be forwarded to all applicants by mid May 2024
  • Regrettably, we do not accept or consider late or incomplete applications
  • Any application not completed by the application deadline of March 15, 2024 will be closed and not considered

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the MScSM program office via email