McMaster University

McMaster University

Admissions

ADMISSION DEADLINE DATES:


The Online Application for the Diploma Stream, opens October 1st - November 5 for the January 2019 Term.

ADMISSION CRITERIA


Students may apply for the Diploma Program or as a Post Degree Student to complete one course.

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

Applicants to the Graduate Diploma in CBS must have basic undergraduate qualifications (Please refer to the Graduate Calendar, Admissions Requirements.)

http://academiccalendars.romcmaster.ca/content.php?catoid=25&navoid=4667

 


  • Applicants are rated on their previous academic performance (must have completed an Honours Bachelor’s degree with at least a B+ average in the final year in all courses in the discipline in which the applicant proposes graduate work), evidence of their ability to do graduate work, work experience in the field of study they wish to pursue, and letters of reference.
  • Are occupying positions, either full-time or part-time, in counselling, psychology, psychiatry, nursing, social services, counselling-related medical and para-medical services, and/or other related clinical health services fields.

 

If English is not your native language, an official copy of your TOEFL score, or other evidence of competency in English.

 

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 92 (internet based), 237 (computer based) or 580 (paper based), minimum of 20 per band; for the Faculty of Engineering a minimum score of 88 (internet based) or 213 on the (computer based) or 550 (paper based)
  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall score of 6.5, with at least 5.5 in each section
  • CAEL: minimum overall score of 70, with at least 60 per band
  • MELAB: minimum score of 85
  • PTE Academic: minimum score of 63; for the Faculty of Engineering a minimum score of 70
  • York University course: YUELI Level 6 with a minimum final grade of B
  • University of Toronto course: Academic Level 60 with a minimum final grade of B

 

 

DIPLOMA STREAM - DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

The following items are required before your online application will be considered complete.

  1. An official transcript (Sealed and sent directly from the issuing institution ) of all academic work completed to date, If the final transcript does not show that a completed degree has been conferred, an official copy of your diploma is also required. Please upload your transcript to your application so that your GPA can be calculated.
    All post secondary original sealed transcripts must be mailed in paper form to our office, address below.
  2. Two references, references should be academic for recent graduates. Clinical references will be accepted for those students who have been in the work force for many years.

     

    McMaster University uses the Electronic Referencing System. By entering the email address of your referee through the online application, the system will automatically send an e-Reference request on your behalf, the system will provide them with a link to where they upload your reference letter/form directly into the system. If for some reason you are unable to use the Electronic Referencing System, please contact cbs@mcmaster.ca

  3. If English is not your native language, an official copy of your TOEFL score, or other evidence of competency in English. A minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 80 (550 on the paper-based TOEFL test or 213 on the computer-based TOEFL test) is needed for the Faculty of Engineering, and a minimum of 92 (580 or 237) for all other Faculties. Some departments may require higher scores.
  4. CV or Resume
  5. Statement of interest in pursuing graduate studies.
  6. Proof of Active Registration in a Professional Association (If applicable)

Clinical Behavioural Sciences Program
c/o Tracey Oliphant
McMaster University
Health Sciences Centre, Room 3H46A
1280 Main St. West,
Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1

Material sent to support an application cannot be returned.

POST DEGREE STREAM- DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

The following items are required before your online application will be considered complete.

  1. An official transcript (Sealed and sent directly from the issuing institution ) of all academic work completed to date, If the final transcript does not show that a completed degree has been conferred, an official copy of your diploma is also required. Please upload your transcript to your application so that your GPA can be calculated.
    All post secondary original sealed transcripts must be mailed in paper form to our office, address below.
  2. CV or Resume
  3. If English is not your native language, an official copy of your TOEFL score, or other evidence of competency in English. A minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 80 (550 on the paper-based TOEFL test or 213 on the computer-based TOEFL test) is needed for the Faculty of Engineering, and a minimum of 92 (580 or 237) for all other Faculties. Some departments may require higher scores.

Clinical Behavioural Sciences Program
c/o Tracey Oliphant
McMaster University
Health Sciences Centre, Room 3H46A
1280 Main St. West,
Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1

Material sent to support an application cannot be returned.

 

As stated in the School of Graduate Studies Calendar, “some potential applicants may not satisfy the admission requirements for a 4-year honours degree with a B+ average in the final year.  However work experience and/or completed course work beyond the Bachelor’s degree, may have some bearing on the applicant’s ability to complete a graduate program”

Admission to graduate studies for a student with related work experience will be based on the following criteria:

  • References from reliable sources
  • University 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent completed more than 4 years ago, and any other course work taken since that time
  • Significant record of workplace experience with relevance to the CBS program

 

 

 


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