Admission Requirements | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Admission Requirements

Master’s Degree

  • Normally, the minimum requirement for admission to a master's program is successful completion of an undergraduate degree/ baccalaureate, in an honours program or the equivalent, from a recognized university.
  • Minimum B- average (last two years of full-time equivalent study)

Doctoral Degree

  • Normally, the minimum requirement for admission to a doctoral program is the successful completion of a graduate/master’s degree from a recognized university
  • Minimum B average in their Master’s program (department may require higher standing)
  • Demonstrated strong potential for research..

Applicants who hold the DVM degree (or equivalent) and who are applying to the DVSc program must have achieved an overall average standing of at least high second-class honours ('B' standing) in their program.


Additional Admission Requirements

Some departments may have additional or higher admission qualifications. We recommend that you visit the departmental website or contact the department directly for program specific admission requirements.

English Proficiency

If your first language is not English, you will be required to submit the results of a standardized language test. Please review the English language test chart for acceptable tests and required scores.

Upgrading Information

Applicants who do not meet the minimum admission average or do not hold the appropriate degree, must complete additional courses in order to be considered for admission to a graduate program at the University of Guelph. Review the upgrading website for more information.