The GDPA application for the May 2024 start date will launch on October 1st, 2023 and close on December 31st, 2023. 

Please review the Admissions Requirements page before applying.

Completing the Application

Click here to be directed to the application portal.

Please click here for step-by-step instructions to complete your application.

Additional instructions can be found on the SGS website

Documents to Submit

McMaster Students

Please upload your most up-to-date unofficial transcript. In addition, you will be asked to grant us authorization to access your transcript internally. By allowing us to do so, we will be able to process your application faster.

If we don’t have your authorization and you are currently completing your program, then you will need to send us the updated transcript, and this will cause delays 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 15th. 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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