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University of Calgary Calendar 2016-2017 Faculty of Graduate Studies 4. Qualifications
4. Qualifications

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 a recognized institution. Degrees and grades from other 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. Senior Level courses of appropriate content for the graduate program applied for and any graduate work may also be considered. Individual graduate programs may require a higher admission grade point average.

In most cases, a master’s degree or equivalent is required for admission to a doctoral program. See program listings in the Graduate Calendar ( for exceptions and details.

(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.