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Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission as a Candidate a student must have an honours degree (four year) from a recognized university, with an A or B+ standing or with equivalent qualifications. In consideration of acceptable qualifications, evidence of satisfactory studies and/or other relevant experience, portfolios of work, letters of recommendation, and results of tests are taken into account. Visit the Admissions website for further details on the general admissions requirements for this programme.

The IS programme also considers a potential students career path; this means that those who have been out of school for a significant amount of time and have built a successful career may also have that career considered in lieu of undergraduate grades.

Graduate students in Interdisciplinary Studies work closely with three scholars from three different disciplines related to your research topic and join a small group of high-achieving students with a wide range of scholarly interests and perspectives.

You will have the option to propose an area of inquiry/research project and choose scholarly lenses from an intriguing range of interdisciplinary disciplines, creating combinations that embrace the Fine Arts, Sciences, Health, Social Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Law, Business and more!

Streams and Specializations—Examples of Disciplines to Combine

Note: These are just examples—there are an inordinate number of possible disciplinary combinations. Please speak with the director regarding what disciplines might best inform the proposed subject of your inquiry.

  • Anthropology
  • Animal Studies/Behaviour
  • Art/Art History
  • Business
  • Criminology
  • Communication and Culture
  • Critical Disability Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Education
  • Environmental studies
  • Education
  • Film studies
  • Fine Arts
  • Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
  • Geography
  • Health/Health and Society
  • Human Rights and Equity
  • Indigenous Studies
  • History
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Theatre
  • Law/Socio Legal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Neuroscience
  • Refugee Studies
  • Refugee studies
  • Religious studies
  • Social and Political Thought
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Social Science

Learn More

The Graduate Programme in Interdisciplinary Studies at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Programme Administrator to learn more.