Applicants must hold or obtain the following minimum qualifications before the Faculty will give consideration to admission:
(a) A four-year baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from the University of Calgary or a recognized institution. Degrees and grades from foreign institutions are evaluated for their equivalency to those of the University of Calgary. A grade point average equivalent to 3.00 or better (on the University of Calgary four-point system) is required. This is based on the last two years of the undergraduate degree consisting of a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents of appropriate content for the graduate program applied for, and adequate senior level courses to ensure preparation for graduate work. Any graduate work is also considered. Individual graduate programs may require a higher admission grade point average.
(b) Proficiency in the English language is essential for the pursuit and successful completion of graduate programs at the University of Calgary. It is the student's responsibility to demonstrate proficiency in English.
There is no general right of admission to Graduate Programs. Each department determines whether to recommend to the Faculty of Graduate Studies the admission of a particular applicant based not only on the applicant's credentials but also on the availability of resources for supervision and research, departmental research objectives, program balance, and other such considerations. Taking these considerations into account, graduate programs are expected to act in an equitable manner in their admission procedures.