Graduate School and Second-Entry Admissions

graduate studentsWestern University has a history of providing strong and competitive graduate and professional degree programs. Western is proud to offer 88 different degree programs across various disciplines and professional masters programs to provide countless opportunities to expand your knowledge, education, and skills. There are a selection of graduate programs at Western that offer a specialized focus on Indigenous studies, and or offer equity in admissions. Visit the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) for more information on applying to graduate programs at Western.

Faculty of Education

Western's Faculty of Education is committing to Aboriginal Education and to providing graduate students the opportunities to expand their knowledge on Indigenous scholarship and research.

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)

Students who identify as Indigenous in accordance to the Constitution Act, 1982, and can provide proof of ancestry can also apply to be considered under the Aboriginal Access Program for the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) and to be given special consideration in the application process.

Master of Professional Education in the field of Aboriginal Education (MPEd)

Western's Masters of Professional Education Program in the Field of Leadership in Indigenous Education (MPEd) considers Indigenous ways of leading, knowing, teaching and learning to improve Aboriginal student success in the classroom. Information about the Indigenous Graduate Students Scholarship Program can be found on the Western Education website.

Master of Physical Therapy

The School of Physical Therapy is dedicated to enhancing functional mobility for the attainment of health and wellness of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis People in Canada. To encourage more Indigenous individuals to consider a career in physical therapy, a pathway was created to increase enrollment into the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) Program. Visit our MPT page for information about the Indigenous Applicant Admissions Category.

School of Occupational Therapy

Each year Western's program for the Master of Science in Occupation Therapy (MScOT) reserves two spaces for students who identify as Indigenous with Canadian citizenship, have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, and who have a sub-GPA of 3.4 or higher.

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

Each year, the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry reserves seats for students who identify as Indigenous. In the Medicine (MD) program there are five seats and in the Dentistry Program (DDS) there are two seats.

For more information please check out the brochures for 2021 applicants for the Schulich Medicine (MD) and Dentistry (DDS) Programs.

Western Law

Western Law has committed to enhance the participation of Indigenous lawyers and to provide law students with knowledge on Indigenous peoples, places and cultures within the Canadian legal system. Visit Western Law's page on Indigenous Initiatives for more information.