The GDPA application for the May 2023 start date will launch on December 1st, 2022 and close on January 8th, 2023. 

Completing the Application

Click here to be directed to the application portal.

For step-by-step instructions, please access the “How to Apply” page on the SGS website. 

Documents to Submit

McMaster Students

We can access your transcript internally if you provide us with your authorization to do so. You may grant us the authorization through your application.
If you don’t grant us the authorization, then please upload your unofficial transcript in your application. However, please note that this will cause a delay in reviewing your application.

Applicants from other Canadian universities

Please upload your most up-to-date unofficial transcript showing the completed courses and their final grades.

If you are currently completing your program and your unofficial transcript does not show the courses you’re taking this academic year, then please request a letter from your institution confirming the courses you are registered in and their expected date of completion.

Offer Accepted – Next Steps

Applicants who are currently completing their program will be required to submit another copy of their unofficial transcript by May 30th. The transcript must show the final grades for all courses including the ones that were in progress at the time of the application.

All applicants must submit their official documents, including official transcripts and degree completion, by August 1st. Please click here to review the Graduate Studies’ condition clearing page for more details.


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