Admission Requirements

Standard Admission

  • Four year (or comparable) undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, with a minimum GPA of B (3.00/4.33).
  • A minimum of three years of general leadership* experience.
  • Demonstrate significant cross-cultural experience gained through travel or work.
  • Applicants who meet the degree requirement but who been away from academic writing for more than 10 years will normally be required to take the “Academic Writing and Critical Thinking” course offered through Continuing Studies at Royal Roads University, and must obtain a minimum B+ (77%), prior to commencing the program.

Flexible Admission

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

  • At least 10 years of professional experience, with three years of leadership* experience.
  • Demonstrate significant cross-cultural experience gained through travel or work.
  • Applicants who are assessed under Flexible Admission, including those who meet the degree requirement, but not the GPA, will normally be required to take the “Academic Writing and Critical Thinking” course offered through Continuing Studies at Royal Roads University, and must obtain a minimum B+ (77%), prior to commencing the program.

*Leadership experience could include one or more of the following:

  1. Formal organizational leadership roles in which you directly supervise staff or complete performance-oriented work with individuals, groups, or teams.
  2. Leadership roles in volunteer organizations. 
  3. Roles in which you consult, negotiate with, or manage diverse interest groups through relationship, in a complex environment.
  4. Roles in which you lead others toward shared goals and outcomes.
  5. Roles in which you influence, organize, and coordinate groups of people.
  6. Overcoming a challenging life experience (for self or others), which involved navigating complex systems and resulted in positive community change beyond the individual. 

Please ensure that you demonstrate your leadership experience in your detailed resume, and clearly indicate how your years of experience meet the Standard or Flexible Admission requirements.

English Language Proficiency

If English is not your primary language, please review our English Language Requirements

Additional Recommendation(s)

  • Graduate level English writing/composition skills are required for success in the program.  If you are considering upgrading your writing skills, we recommend the Academic Writing and Critical Thinking course offered through Continuing Studies.
  • Provide evidence in your personal statement and resume of where you may have needed to adapt in different human situations and work in multi-cultural contexts, illustrating an understanding values, perspectives, and methods.