University Of Saskatchewan Graduate Studies Application Essays

Submit an online application

Once you begin an application, choose the following application forms in the system:

  • Graduate (B) Fall term start - September
  • Graduate (C) Winter Term start - January

During the application, you'll be asked for:

  • Personal information such as your name, address, etc.
  • The names and email addresses of your three referees
    • Two of your referees must be persons under whom you've studied. The third may be either a person whom you have worked professionally under, or under whom you've studied
  • Your educational history from all post-secondary institutions you've attended

The application takes about 20 minutes to complete. You may save your application and return to it later as long as you remember the Login ID and PIN you've created.

At the end of the application, you will need to pay a non-refundable $90 application fee. It is recommended that you pay online with a credit card. If you do not pay online when completing your application, you will need to use an alternate form of payment. Your application will not be processed until payment is received.

If you are a past or current student you may begin an application in the admissions channel of PAWS.

Submitting required documents

Admission Requirements for the PharmD Program (new program starting 2017)

The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition launched a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program in fall 2017 to replace the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy as the first professional degree required to practice as a licensed pharmacist. The new degree program has been passed by the Board of Governors, University Council and confirmed by University Senate.

Prerequisite Coursework

Candidates for admission must have completed 60 credit units (or equivalent) by April 30 of the year admission is desired. The coursework must include 24 credit units taken in at least one academic year (September to April).

The following courses (or equivalent) are required in the 60 credit units:

  • Biology : 6 credit units (BIOL 120.3 and BIOL 121.3 at U of S)
  • Chemistry : 3 credit units General and 6 credit units Organic (CHEM 112.3, CHEM 250.3, and CHEM 255.3 at U of S)
  • English : 6 credit units (ENG 110.6 or two of ENG 111.3, 112.3, 113.3, 114.3 at U of S)
  • Biochemistry : 3 credit units Biomolecules and 3 credit units Metabolism (BMSC 200.3 and BMSC 230.3 at U of S)
  • Physiology : 6 credit units (human body systems) (PHSI 208.6** at U of S)
  • Mathematics (Calculus) : 3 credit units (MATH 125.3 at U of S)
  • Statistics : 3 credit units (STAT 246.3 at U of S)
  • Microbiology : 3 credit units (BMSC 210.3 at U of S)
  • Nutrition : 3 credit units (NUTR 120.3 at U of S)
  • Electives : 15 credit units : 6 credit units from psychology, sociology, native studies, or philosophy; and 9 credit units any electives

**The Department of Physiology has determined that students with BIOL/BMSC 224 and the upper level classes of PHPY 301, PHPY 302, and PHPY 303 will have met the prerequisite requirement equivalent to PHSI 208.6 for the explicit purpose of admisison to professional colleges only, upon completion of an undergraduate degree in Physiology and Pharmacology.

Other Admission Requirements: 1) Test of Critical Skills (can only be written in Canada); 2) Video Interview

Please Note:  The requirement for “English” must include English Literature and Composition.  A general “academic writing” course is not sufficient.

Prerequisite courses completed more than 10 years ago are not normally considered for credit as part of the admission application and will need to be repeated. As each situation is unique, students can request a review of prerequisite courses they have completed more than 10 years ago by contacting the College directly.

Applicants must have a minimum average of 70% to be considered for admission.  Acceptance into the PharmD program is based on the calculated post-secondary Admission Average (60% of admission decision), the Test of Critical Skills (30%) and the Personal Video Interview (10%).  Currently, 90 candidates are admitted; up to 14 may be non-residents of Saskatchewan (including both out-of-province and international students).  A maximum of four Saskatchewan resident spaces are reserved for Saskatchewan Aboriginal students who self-declare and provide proof of their Aboriginal ancestry.  One Saskatchewan student may be admitted under special circumstances or for compassionate reasons.  Applicants applying for admission under special circumstances or compassionate reasons must provide appropriate documentation by February 15 for review and these applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis.  This position may not be filled every year.

Nutrition Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the B.Sc.(Nutr.) program in September 2018, applicants must have completed at least 30 credit units of course work at the university level before April 30, 2018, including the following courses or their equivalents 

  • 6 credit units General Biology (with lab) (BIOL 120.3 and 121.3 at U of S)
  • 3 credit units General Chemistry (with lab) (Chem 112.3 at U of S)
  • 3 credit units Organic Chemistry (with lab) (Chem 250.3 at U of S)
  • 6 credit units English Literature and Composition (Eng 110.6 or two of Eng 111.3, 112.3, 113.3, 114.3 at U of S; OR Lit 110.6 or FR 121.3 (or 122.3) and 125.3)
  • 6 credit units must include Psychology or Sociology
  • 6 credit units of unrestricted electives

Other Admission Requirements: 1) Test of Critical Skills (can only be written in Canada); 2) Personal video interview

Please Note:  The requirement for “English” must include English Literature and Composition.  A general “academic writing” course is not sufficient.

Prerequisite courses completed more than 10 years ago are not normally considered for credit as part of the admission application and will need to be repeated. As each situation is unique, students can request a review of prerequisite courses they have completed more than 10 years ago by contacting the College directly.

Applicants who have a deficiency in 6 credit units of electives may be considered, only if they have completed 30 credit units and the courses they have taken instead of the electives are included in the Nutrition program. The deficiency must be completed prior to entry into the second year of the B.Sc. (Nutr.) program.  [NOTE:  This means that applicants must have completed the prerequisites in Biology, Chemistry (both courses) and English (or French or Literature) prior to April 30, 2018, to be considered for admission in 2018.]  

Applicants must have a minimum average of 70% to be considered for admission.  Acceptance into the B.Sc. (Nutr.) program is based on the calculated post-secondary Admission Average (60% of admission decision), theTest of Critical Skills (30%) and the Video Interview (10%). For the 2017-2018 academic year, we will be admitting 28 students; up to 4 may be non-residents of Saskatchewan (including both out-of-province and international students).  A maximum of two Saskatchewan resident spaces are reserved for Saskatchewan Aboriginal students who self-declare and provide proof of their Aboriginal ancestry.  One Saskatchewan student may be admitted under special circumstances or for compassionate reasons.  Applicants applying for admission under special circumstances or compassionate reasons must provide appropriate documentation by February 15 for review and these applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis.  This position may not be filled every year. 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • For those who are not familiar with the University of Saskatchewan, a “6 credit unit” course at the University is generally a course which includes three lecture hours weekly for a full academic year (approximately 26 weeks); such courses may also include additional laboratory or tutorial components.  A “3 credit unit” course is one which involves three lecture hours weekly for one term (semester, approximately 13 weeks).  Applicants who are concerned about the equivalency of courses taken at other institutions should contact Diane Favreau, Administrative Officer/Academic Advisor at diane.favreau@usask.ca or (306) 966-6335.

  • Please refer to the PDF document below for a listing of courses at many universities/colleges that are considered acceptable equivalencies for admission to the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition. This document gets updated on a regular basis. For courses not listed on the chart, students should submit to Diane Favreau a detailed course outline (not calendar description) for evaluation.

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