UBC MEL MHLP Professional Leadership Master Degrees

Eligibility Requirements

The MEL and MHLP degrees are for practising professionals who have completed an undergraduate degree and have several years of work experience in a related field.

You will need to meet four main eligibility criteria:
  1. Related Professional Experience
  2. Relevant academic experience with a minimum overall grade
  3. English Language Proficiency
  4. Program Specific Requirements

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

To be eligible, you must meet the minimum professional experience requirement for the program you wish to study. This is typically two to three years of full-time work experience in a related field, by the start date of the program. We only count professional experience gained after you graduated from your bachelor’s degree towards this requirement.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

To be eligible, you must have a bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to the program you wish to study. You must also meet UBC’s minimum academic requirements, which are based on the country where you completed your undergraduate degree.

If you studied in Canada or the United States, you must have completed an undergraduate degree and attained an overall average of 76% in your upper years of study.

If you studied outside of Canada or the US, you must meet the minimum academic requirements for the country where you completed your undergraduate degree.

PROOF OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY:

For success in the program, you must be able to fluently speak, comprehend and write in English.

If you completed your degree at a university in a country where English is not the only official language, you may need to provide results of an English language proficiency test as part of your application.

Learn more about the proof of English language proficiency requirement.

Not sure if you’re eligible?

This video reviews the key eligibility requirements for the MEL and MHLP degrees.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

Program Program Specific Requirements
Clinical Education
  • Undergraduate health professional credential (such as in nursing, social work, occupational therapy, dietetics or medicine)
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience after completing your undergraduate degree
Seniors Care
  • Undergraduate degree in nursing, social work, dietetics, occupational or physical therapy, or another related field
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience after completing your undergraduate degree, of which one year is in seniors care
Advanced Materials Manufacturing
  • Undergraduate degree in materials engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering or a related discipline
  • Two or more years of relevant work experience after completing your undergraduate degree in high-tech manufacturing industries such as aerospace or automotive
Clean Energy Engineering
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or a bachelor of science degree in environmental science
  • Completion of a second-year undergraduate thermodynamics course
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience after completing your undergraduate degree
Dependable Software Systems
  • Undergraduate degree in computer engineering, software engineering or computer science
  • Programming language proficiency in Java, C++, Python or similar
  • Prior experience developing significant software systems
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience after completing your undergraduate degree, as a software engineer or in a similar position
High Performance Buildings
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering or architecture
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience after completing your undergraduate degree in the building sector
Integrated Water Management
  • Undergraduate degree in chemical and biological engineering, civil engineering, geological engineering or a related discipline in engineering, environmental sciences, geology, fluid mechanics, hydrology, biotechnology, biology, biogeography or microbiology
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience after completing your undergraduate degree
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience after completing your undergraduate degree
Sustainable Process Engineering
  • Undergraduate engineering degree (such as chemical, biological, mechanical, materials, biomedical, manufacturing or environmental engineering or engineering physics)
  • Completion of a second-year undergraduate thermodynamics course (preferred)
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience after completing your undergraduate degree
Urban Systems
  • Undergraduate degree in a discipline related to urban systems (a degree in engineering is not required)
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience after completing your undergraduate degree
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