Applications & Official Document Deadlines

For Applicants New to Brandon University (For current and past BU students, you may be eligible to move directly to the departmental application, links below.)

The Admissions Office will begin processing applications for the next academic year beginning October 1st each year. Online applications will only be available until the specified program application deadline dates listed below. Please note the application deadline and the document deadline are the same date.  Almost all communications from the Admissions Office will be sent electronically by email. When applying, use an email address account that you check regularly and add us to your safe-sender list.

Note: Please also visit faculty webpages for complete information on graduate program requirements.  Links to faculty pages can be found on our Graduate Programs page.  All students new to BU must also complete a departmental application, links below.  Please note that for the Master of Education program, this online application can only be completed once you have received instruction to do so from the Admissions Office, after your Brandon University general application has been cleared.

Master of Education

For new and returning students:

Application Deadline:

  • For September – March 1

The Master of Education application is a two-step process.

  1. Students new to Brandon University must apply and submit all official documentation through Central Admissions by March 1 to complete their application.   If you complete your Central Admissions application on or prior to but very near the March 1 deadline, the application will be processed in approximately 1 week or less and you will be emailed clearance for the second application.
  2. Students cleared as above in step 1 will be given until the deadline of March 15 to complete the secondary online Master of Education application on the Faculty of Education website.  While you are waiting for clearance from Central Admissions to move to step 2, please refer to the Education website to prepare documentation needed to upload into that application.

Students who are past graduates of Brandon University that are exempt from completing a new Central Admissions application (step 1 above) may apply directly to the secondary Education application – you must do so by March 15.  Please refer to the Faculty of Education website for details of that application, including documentation needed for that application.

Master of Music

For new and returning students:

Canadian Application Deadline:

  • For September – February 1

International Application Deadline:

  • For September – February 1

Note: Applications for the Music Education stream of the Master of Music are not being accepted for the 2022-23 year.

Master of Psychiatric Nursing

For new and returning students:

Canadian Application Deadline:

  • For September – February 15

Graduate Diploma/Master of Arts (Rural Development)

Canadian Application Deadline:

  • For September – January 31
  • For January – August 31

International Application Deadline:

  • September – January 31

Master of Science (Environmental & Life Science)

For new and returning students

Canadian Application Deadline:

  • For September:  January 31

Note: Applications will be considered beyond this date until August 1. All required document must be received by the deadline.

International Application Deadline:

  • For September: January 31

Note: Applications will be considered beyond this date until April 1. All required document must be received by the deadline.