Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Individualized Program (MA)

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Program Information

School:Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:School of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Description:The Individualized Program (INDI) is a unique program housed in the School of Graduate Studies that enables students to pursue individualized and interdisciplinary scholarly pursuits. INDI stands for individualized, interdisciplinary, and independent. Pursuing INDI graduate study enables students to engage in research that could not be accomplished within a traditional disciplinary setting. An INDI degree can be anything you can imagine, provided you can develop a rigorous research question and identify three faculty members who are as enthusiastic about your research as you are.
URL:Individualized Program (MA) at Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $24,985

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree with high academic standing in a relevant disciplinary area or its equivalent.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 583] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]
    Application Notes : Completed Concordia University Graduate Admission Application; Application Fee ($100.00); Curriculum vitae or résumé (2 pages); Official transcripts from all previous university-level study; International applicants: TOEFL or IELTS results; Proof of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Resident Status or Refugee Status; 500 word statement of purpose; Samples of applicant’s work, where relevant; 3 Concordia University Academic Assessment Forms, duly completed by the applicant’s referees; Program Proposal: detailed statement of the fields of study and the core areas to be covered in the proposed program, a concise description of the proposed research, including expected outcomes, rationale for pursuing an individualized program, statement explaining the relationship between the proposed members of the supervisory committee and the core areas of the proposed research, proposed courses (18 credits) central to the proposed program of study, including one 3-credit research seminar and 6 credits in regularly scheduled graduate courses, bibliography (2 pages). Model proposals from previous years are available for consultation from the SIP Coordinator upon request. Letters of intent from at least three potential supervisory committee members, one of whom is designated Principal Supervisor, including their curriculum vitae. Guidelines for these letters are available from the SIP Coordinator upon request. Letter from the Associate Dean of the Faculty to which the Principal Supervisor belongs. This letter should state the Faculty’s approval of the resource implications of the applicant’s proposed program of study. This includes permission to use relevant university facilities such as laboratories, studio space, etc.; it also includes permission to enroll in existing graduate courses or tutorials, subject to the approval of the instructors concerned. Form to obtain this letter is available from the SIP Coordinator upon request.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 24, 2021

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