Master Certificate Admission Information

Note: Students enrolled in a Master Certificate program do not maintain full-time student status throughout the program. Therefore this program may be unavailable to international applicants due to Citizenship and Immigration Canada regulations.

Applications for Levene graduate programs are considered on an on-going basis and in the order received. Apply as early as possible to ensure your application can be processed in time for your desired program start. Applications received after the deadline are considered but may not be processed in time for the desired entry point, or in time to obtain a student visa. Deadlines are:

  • March 1 for September start 
  • July 1 for January start 
  • October 1 for May start 

Applicants are admitted through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) and must meet the following admission standards:

1. Four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average equivalent to Canadian 70%

  • Sealed and official transcripts from all former post-secondary institutions attended by the applicant sent directly to FGSR by your former institution(s). Envelopes must bear an official institutional stamp across the seal. Transcripts in any language other than English or French must be accompanied by a certified literal translation.
  • Official Documents can be submitted by:

    Mail to:

    Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
    University of Regina
    3737 Wascana Parkway
    Regina SK S4S 0A2

    In an envelope from the issuing University that is sealed and bears an official University stamp across the seal.

    Email to:

    From verifiable institutional email address.

    MyCreds for participating institutions:

    The University of Regina receives official transcripts issued through MyCreds. You can check here ( to see if your institution is part of the network. When you share your official transcript in MyCreds please choose the University of Regina from the list of available institutions.

2. Applicants are normally required to have at least two years full-time work experience
  • Experience must be obtained after completion of undergraduate degree
  • Internships, work placements and co-operative education placements are not accepted as work experience
    • Students are required to submit their resume/CV using the CV template

3. Applicants must have successfully completed all applicable qualifying courses (or their equivalent) with at least 70% in each course. Each Master Certificate has its own set of qualifying courses:

Human Resource Management:  Any 10 qualifying undergraduate courses

Organizational Leadership:  Any 10 qualifying undergraduate courses

Project Management:

  • STAT 100 Elementary Statistics for Applications or equivalent
  • BUS 285 Introduction to Financial Accounting or equivalent
  • BUS 290 Introduction to Finance or equivalent
  • Seven additional qualifying undergraduate courses

Labour Relations: Any 10 qualifying undergraduate courses including the following:

  • Accounting or equivalent
  • BUS 290 Introduction to Finance or equivalent
  • Eight additional qualifying undergraduate courses

4. Two (2) official reference letters are to be submitted and are considered official when:
  • Received from secure email link sent from the reference listed in your application
  • Received in an envelope that is sealed and bears the referee's signature across the seal of the envelope
  • Sent to from the referees' verifiable email address

The two letters of reference are to be from persons (ie. academics, employers) who can critically assess the applicant's ability to do research and advanced courses, and who cannot be a closely associated person or another current graduate student. 

5. Language Requirements: Applicants must submit proof of English proficiency if the language of instruction in their undergraduate degree was not English (score cannot be older than 2 years):

    • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): 70
    • CanTEST: 4.5 with No Band below 4.0
    • IELTS (Academic Version): 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band
    • MELAB: 85
    • PTE Academic:59
    • TOEFL Paper-based: 580 / Internet-based (DI code: 0830): 80 minimum of 20 in each of the four components. Institutional ITP TOEFL is not accepted
    • U of R ESL:  Advanced  EAP 050
    • Duolingo: 110

Mid-Career option: Management professionals who do not meet the required GPA or those who do not have an undergraduate degree, but who have a minimum of seven years suitable work experience and have completed any 10 undergraduate courses with a grade of no less than 70% in each may qualify for the mid-career option. These candidates may be required to take a GMAT exam. For more information, contact

Meeting these minimum requirements is not a guarantee of acceptance into the program.


Laddering Into Master Degree Program

Students who wish to complete one of our Master degree programs after completing a Master Certificate program must submit a new application and meet all admission requirements for their Master degree program of choice. These students may apply their Master Certificate courses to the following Levene graduate degree programs: M. Admin Leadership, MHRM, and MBA in General Management. When laddering into a degree program, contact to waive your new application fee!

Students may concurrently hold a Master Certificate and Master degree, using the same courses for both credentials. This means that a student can earn a Master Certificate, apply for entry and be accepted into the MHRM, M. Admin Leadership, or MBA General Management program, then take the additional courses required to earn their graduate degree.