Admission Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Global Communication

Standard Admission

  • Completion of a four-year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in a related field, with a minimum cumulative GPA of B (3.00/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Normally, at least one year of work or volunteer experience, preferably in a leadership capacity. This experience should have immersed the applicant in a multicultural, intercultural, or international setting and fostered a basic understanding of intercultural communication.

Flexible Admission

Applicants who do not meet the Standard Admission requirements will be considered for Flexible Admission and assessed as follows:

  • All applicants must show evidence of having sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to complete a demanding academic course of study at a master's level and have significant professional communication experience.  
  • Applicants without an undergraduate degree, but more than three years (90 credits) of relevant post-secondary education, should have at least two years of relevant work experience, preferably in a leadership capacity.
  • Applicants with two to three years (60-90 credits) of relevant post-secondary education should have at least five years of relevant international/intercultural work experience in a leadership capacity.
  • Applicants with less than two years (60 credits) of relevant post-secondary education should have at least ten years of high-level, professional communication experience in a leadership capacity.

English Language Proficiency

Additional Recommendations 

  • Evidence of having sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to complete a demanding academic course of study at a master's level.
  • Applicants may be requested to participate in an interview as part of a holistic adjudication process.
  • If English is not your primary language, please review our English Language Requirements.