Admission Requirements

Niagara University encourages all men and women whose aptitude and demonstrated achievement in university or college give evidence of their ability to successfully complete the various university programs to apply for admission. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University welcomes all students, regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, status as a veteran, or disability.

Proof of a baccalaureate degree (both 3-year and 4-year baccalaureate degrees are accepted)

Evidence of successful completion of a baccalaureate degree through the submission of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. At least one of these transcripts must indicate the awarding of an accredited undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 using a 4.0-point scale, or a B average if letter grades were used.

  • Applicants who have not received their degree from a Canadian or US institution where English is the official language of instruction, will be required to provide an official transcript evaluation as well as official English proficiency scores. For more information please refer to the Applicants with International Degrees section below.
  • Official transcripts of all colleges and universities attended in a sealed institution envelope.
    • If you have not yet graduated and/or your degree has not been conferred, please enclose an in-progress letter
  • Niagara University students and/or alumni: please select "yes" when asked on your graduate application if you are a current or former NU student. This will notify your college/department to pull your Niagara University transcript internally, and free of cost.

Two References - Online

Two references (academic, professional and/or volunteer). *After submitting your online application, you will be able to directly email your references to request a recommendation.

Statement of Intent - Online

Two-page, double-spaced, typewritten statement discussing your academic and/or research background, your career goals, your personal philosophy related to your area of study, and how Niagara University's graduate program will prepare you to meet your career and educational objectives (Please include your name, program of interest, and anticipated entry term in the header of the document)

Resume and/or Experience Profile - Online

Resume and/or experience profile including all professional experiences relating to the intended field of study. *To be uploaded in the same document as your Statement of Intent

Additional Requirements

  • Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0/B may be required to attend an interview designed to examine the student's career goals, personal readiness for his/her program, multicultural sensitivity and awareness, personal dispositions and decision-making skills, and/or provide a writing sample.

International Applicants

Please note that this program is not included in the university DLI designation and as such is not eligible to accept international students who will require a Study Permit.

Applicants with International Degrees

Together with the standard application requirements above, applicants to Niagara University's Ontario programs who have not received their degree from a Canadian or US institution where English is the official language of instruction, must also submit the following items:

  • Official credential evaluation of all undergraduate transcripts. Copies or emails for any test score or credential evaluation will not be accepted. Please choose the "comprehensive course by course evaluations" from either SpanTran or World Education Services.
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency through official TOEFL or IELTS scores sent directly from the testing service. In order to be eligible for acceptance into the program, applicants must provide evidence of having achieved a score equal to or greater than the minimum identified below on one of the following tests.
Test Score
TOEFL Paper 600
TOEFL CBT 250
TOEFL iBT 100
IELTS 7.0

Admission Policies and Procedures for Mature Students

All students are required to meet the above standards. Challenge exams are not permitted at the graduate level.

*Official transcripts and GMAT scores (if not exempted) will be required, prior to the student beginning the program should the applicant receive a letter of acceptance.

Mailing Address

Niagara University Graduate Education Office

2904 Highway 7, Unit 113
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
L4K 0K4