The School of Graduate Studies offers more than 100 graduate programs leading to Master’s and doctoral degrees, or to a variety of graduate diplomas and certificates for professionals seeking to upgrade their knowledge and skills.
With the exception of the Individualized Program, all graduate programs offered by the University are attached to one of the three Faculties of the University or The John Molson School of Business, under the general supervision of the Council of the School of Graduate Studies.
The School of Graduate Studies is responsible for ensuring the quality of the admission of students to the doctoral, master’s, diploma and certificate programs of the University on the recommendation of the Graduate Program Directors. Admission is based on an assessment of the student’s qualifications for the proposed program of study and entails specific credit, course, thesis, and examination requirements, which vary from program to program.
Graduate fellowships are awarded through competition on the basis of academic excellence to students enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree. Academic excellence is broadly interpreted to include skills, professional experience and similar factors relevant to the candidate’s program of study.
The Individualized Program (INDI) was created by the School of Graduate Studies to provide space within the academy for a limited number of exceptionally capable students with specific research goals. An individualized program of study, INDI provides the possibility for research and graduate studies at both the master’s and doctoral levels in areas not covered by existing graduate programs.
Housed within the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, the Humanities Doctoral Program: Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture has served as Concordia’s premier site of interdisciplinary exploration since 1973. The program offers doctoral students an opportunity to pursue innovative interdisciplinary research and art-based practice in areas that span the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts. Many research initiatives cross traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Concordia University is evolving as a major research force with a solid base of seasoned researchers and scholars. We have an unprecedented cohort of new full-time faculty and a 100% increase in research grant and contract revenues over the past five years. Dedicated researchers in Concordia’s research centres, institutes and laboratories are conducting groundbreaking research daily.
Building on a strong foundation of international academic cooperation, Concordia International focuses its efforts on developing and maintaining the growing interest in international educational opportunities. Many of our students and faculty members have helped initiate new projects involving study abroad programs, collaborative curriculum development and a variety of cutting edge research. These initiatives are reflective of an increasingly global academic world and are of great assistance in helping Concordia’s reputation grow beyond its borders.
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