We welcome applications from individuals with a strong commitment to informed and meaningful practice in all aspects of the cultural heritage sector. Admission is a competitive process, based on both grades from prior studies, and on evidence of related professional experience and achievements.
To be eligible for admission to the program, you must be admissible to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, as such hold a baccalaureate degree with a minimum B (5.0) average in the last two years (30) units leading to the degree. Applicants with four or more years of relevant professional experience whose grade point average is below B may be considered for admission as a mature student.
Early acceptance period: the Cultural Heritage admissions committee will send preliminary admission offers by March 30, 2013 after reviewing applications submitted on or before February 15, 2013.
Admission deadline: the Cultural Heritage admissions committee will send preliminary admission offers by June 28, 2013 after reviewing applications submitted on or before May 15, 2013.
Acceptance deposit: $350, paid directly to the Cultural Heritage Studies program. Due 4 weeks after your preliminary admission offer in order to secure a space in the program. This non-refundable deposit will be applied toward your tuition.
The documents required to start the evaluation of your application must be uploaded at the time of application. These include unofficial transcripts from all institutions you have attended (including UVic), a copy of your CV/Resume, your statement of intent, and any other supporting documents. Referees will be required to submit the assessment form and/or letter of reference directly to UVic.
For complete guidelines about the submission of documents, please visit the GARO website:
This program will be introduced in the 2014-2015 academic year, following the completion of the first cohort of the Graduate Professional Certificate in Heritage Studies.
Admission to the Graduate Professional Diploma (GPD) in Cultural Heritage Management is based on completion of the GPC in Cultural Heritage Studies, the Diploma in Cultural Resource Management or the Professional Specialization Certificate in Heritage Conservation within the previous six years, and with a minimum of a 5.0 (B) average. Applicants holding a graduate degree or certificate in museum studies or heritage conservation may also be considered. All applicants must be admissible to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Please note that HA 560 Cultural Heritage Stewardship and Sustainability is a prerequisite for applicants who have not yet completed the GPC program.
Further guidelines regarding the GPD admissions process will be made available in 2014. If you wish to be placed on the interested list to receive GPD program updates as they become available, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.