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  • 1.graduate studies admissions 2011-2012

2. York is Canadas leading interdisciplinaryresearch and teaching universityAt York University, collaborative research and dynamic academic engagement are at the core of our approach to graduate studies. Graduatestudents comprise the largest community of researchers at York and are critical to our research efforts in established disciplines and innovativeinterdisciplinary programs. Our award-winning lecturers, renowned researchers and high-quality programs let you study what you want withleaders in your field. At York, youll join a socially responsible university with strong ties to the community and a long history of engagementwith international partners. York Universitys flexible approach to graduate studies gives you the freedom to chart your own path.To learn more about graduate program offerings and graduate education at York, visit www.futurestudents.yorku.ca/graduate.Contents3Explore graduate studies at York8-10Masters/Doctoral/Professional4-5Research & innovation programs6Financial support 11Diploma programs 14-19 Admission requirements Fees & expenses 12-13 Admission information7Housing, services & facilitiesand application instructions Full list of programs on back cover 3. Exploring graduate school?Discover York!Whether you love research and want to explore that burning question that piqued your curiosity in your undergraduate work, or arelooking for that competitive edge to set you apart in your career quest, York University has options you want to explore. York is home to Canadas largest Psychology program, members ofwhich join colleagues from the Faculty of Science & Engineering atthe Centre for Vision Research, a world leader in interdisciplinaryresearch into human and machine vision. Our rich traditions of internationally renowned scholarship in thesocial sciences and the humanities give students the chance towork with leading researchers in such disciplines as History andPolitical Science, and take advantage of such unique interdisciplinaryprograms as Social & Political Thought, Womens Studies andCommunication & Culture. For those looking to advance their careers through a professional program, the Schulich School of Business and the Osgoode Hall Law School offer programs that are ranked among the best in Canada. York also offers professional programs in Nursing, Social Work, Human Resources Management and Disaster & Emergency Management. York continues to build on its strength in policy analysis LLM, Master in Public Administration, Master in Environmental Studies with new programs in Public Policy, Administration & Law and State-of-the-art facilities such as the Geospatial Information Public & International Affairs, and a field in Health Policy & Equity in& Communication Technology Lab provide students with valuablethe Health program.opportunities to participate in ground-breaking scientific research. Not content to stand still, York recently introduced new programs in At York you can combine your graduate degree in Mathematics with Health, Socio-Legal Studies, Science & Technology Studies, tudesgraduate diplomas in Financial Engineering or Mathematicsfrancophones, Financial Accountability and Information Systems &Education. Technology. Fine Arts offers innovative programs and professional training inArt History, Cinema & Media Studies, Dance, Design, Film, Music,Theatre and Visual Arts. We are equipped with outstandingperformance and presentation facilities that include the TributeCommunities Recital Hall, an intimate concert venue with anintegrated recording studio, and the Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecanproscenium theatre. The Masters program in Public & International Affairs is now alsooffering a dual-degree program with the University of Strasbourgin France.3 4. Research & innovationMake York your choice discussion and policy development, while Yorks Tubman InstituteYork Universitys Faculty of Graduate Studies offers 50+ full- andpromotes greater understanding of the history of slavery and itspart-time graduate degree programs and specialized graduate legacy and strives to resolve current social injustices. At the Lasdiploma programs encompassing the pure and applied sciences,Nubes rainforest in Costa Rica, York faculty, students andbusiness, health, law, fine arts, humanities and social sciences. Our international partners conduct valuable research aimed atworld-class scholars provide academic guidance to more than protecting the biodiversity of the rainforest, aiding the sustainable6,000 graduate students. You can take advantage of Yorks 28development of local communities and understanding andresearch centres and institutes, which provide unique opportunities conserving our global biosphere. www.yorku.ca/researchfor students to participate in leading-edge research, much of whichstraddles disciplinary boundaries.Chart your own academic pathYork allows you to do things differently. No matter whichdirection you choose, York is committed to making youreducation a meaningful and rewarding experience. You can lookforward to stimulating seminar classes, one-on-one advising andworking closely with faculty distinguished in their research fields.We offer funding assistance for fieldwork and other researchcosts, as well as conference presentation, ensuring that yourresearch will be well supported, encouraged and disseminated. Avibrant graduate community bonds students with similar interestsand keeps research creative and engaging.Advantages of studying in TorontoToronto is one of Canadas most beautiful urban environments and agreat city in which to be a student. Whether you are a Torontonian forlife or a temporary resident while you complete your graduate degree,you will find everything you need in this city of villages, all of whichare connected through public transit to York University. Torontoboasts some of the most exciting and diverse neighbourhoods in theworld, each with its own identity and easy access to shopping,restaurants and entertainment. Many of the neighbourhoods close toboth Yorks Keele and Glendon campuses, such as Willowdale,Thornhill and Downsview, offer a variety of affordable off-campushousing options. http://toronto.ontariotenants.caShould you feel the need to head out of Toronto for a few days,the city is close to a number of beautiful Ontario attractions,including Niagara Region and Muskoka, with an abundance ofthings to do and see.For everything Toronto, including news, culture and events, visithttp://torontoist.com or browse through the Neighbourhoodsfeature, complete with maps, at www.blogto.com.International research collaborationsYork is a leader in Canada in international research collaborationsand opportunities for graduate students to increase their globalknowledge and skills. We aim to provide graduate students withopportunities to participate in international exchanges andresearch initiatives that transcend borders. As examples, TheCentre for Refugee Studies is concerned with the displacement ofpopulations across borders and its research informs public4 5. Joint programsStudents can pursue joint and combined programs within YorkUniversity as well as through partnerships with other institutions.The Schulich School of Business and the Graduate Program in VisualArts offer a three-year combined program leading to both a Masterof Business Administration and a Master of Arts or Master of FineArts. Environmental Studies and Osgoode Hall Law School havepartnered to allow students to complete programs in environmentalstudies and law. Osgoode Hall Law School students can also pursue acombined JD/MBA or JD/MA. As well, the KelloggSchulich EMBAcombines the strengths of Kelloggs top-ranked Executive MBAprogram with Schulichs own top-ranked global, innovative anddiverse MBA programs. Archives of OntarioGeographic Information Systems Research Laboratory, the EarthObservations Laboratories or the Gordon G. Shepherd AtmosphericResearch Facility.Commitment to student supportStudents receive support from a network of services: orientation,academic resources, libraries and archives, a bookstore, medicalclinic, dental clinic, pharmacy, daycare, workshops, colloquia, careerservices, sport and recreation, counselling and accessibilityassistance, computer labs and social events. Resources include:Award-winning professors Department of WritingWe are proud to include 28 Canada Research Chairs, 44 Centre for Human Rights & EquityDistinguished Research professors, 67 Fellows of the Royal Society Centre for Race & Ethnic Relationsof Canada and 22 recipients of the Premiers Research Excellence Centre for the Support of TeachingAwards among our faculty. University Information Technology York International (international student centre) York Womens CentreCommitment to research fundingAt York, our graduate students are an integral part of ground-breakingresearch teams. Many of our students receive financial support forresearch both from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and from anumber of external sources.We encourage you to apply for scholarships and fellowships tosupport your research. External scholarships are both a source offinancial support and recognition of your academic success. Yorkgraduate students and faculty have a strong record of success insecuring provincial and federal financial support for their research.Innovative facilities Our students have been awarded with, among other notableYorks internationally renowned Centre for Vision Research houses scholarships, 10 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships in the pastmore than 35 labs including the Human Computer Interaction Labtwo years, each worth $50,000 and renewable for up to three years.and the Wilkinson & Wilson lab, where York faculty are conductingresearch on various aspects of human vision. Enhance your York offers information sessions and workshops to assist you withgraduate studies and

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