Master in Management of Applied Science (MMASc)Western Science

Admission Requirements

Western University, Professional Master's in Science - Admission Requirements

The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requires at least a 70% average across courses taken in the last two full-time years of the undergraduate degree. Equivalent qualifications may be considered based on the standards of the discipline or profession.

Applicants to the Applied Sciences Specialty must possess an Honours undergraduate degree in a any of the Sciences (including Health and Medical Sciences) or Engineering, from an accredited university.

Applicants to the Biological Sciences Specialty must possess an Honours undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences, from an accredited university.

Applicants to the Global Health Systems in Africa Specialty must possess at a minimum, an Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related field, from an accredited university.

English Language Proficiency Scores

When English is a second language, an English Language Proficiency Score may be required (see Exemptions). The scores required for MMASc program admission exceed the standard university requirement for graduate level studies.

Why ELP scores are important

Students in the MMASc Program are called upon to exercise their communication skills frequently within the classroom (daily) and through written assignments, group work and oral presentations. A strong command of the English language in all areas (oral, reading, writing, listening, comprehension) is required for success in this dynamic fast-paced environment. Students must be prepared to complete reading and writing assignments within short time frames as well as contribute productively to discussions in class without advanced or comprehensive exposure to materials presented. Group work and participation in class demands strong listening skills and comprehension of the language at an advanced level.

An acceptable test score is one that meets or exceeds the minimum standard of achievement and is no more than two years old at the time of application.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

TOEFLiBT, internet based version minimum overall score of 94 includes:
  • Read and Listen minimum score 22
  • Speak minimum score 26
  • Write minimum score 24
  • Western’s ID for electronic submission: 0984
TOEFL-PBT Paper-based test minimum acceptable score 587
  • Reading minimum score 56
  • Listening minimum score 56
  • Written Expression minimum 61

The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) of the British Council

Minimum overall score: 7 out of 9, with no individual score (reading, listening, speaking writing) less than 6.5.

The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) of the University of Michigan

Minimum score of 80 on each section and an overall score of at least 85.

The Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL Assessment)

Minimum score of 60.

Culture Works

Successful completion of the High-Advanced level. Click here for information regarding a conditional offer of admission, pending CultureWorks completion. Official proof of graduation required.

Fanshawe College ESL Program

Graduation from Level 5, Advanced Academic Preparation, with a minimum 80% in all components. Official proof of graduation required.


Other formal evidence of graduate level proficiency in English may be considered in lieu of a test scores, in certain circumstances, outlined below. The university reserves the right to request a test score from applicants in these circumstances at a later date, as a condition of acceptance into the program. A decision will be made at the discretion of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for exemption.


Applicants with degrees from post-secondary institutions in countries where the predominant language is English and where the language of instruction is English, are exempt from providing a score (at the time of application), provided the applicant attended the institution for at least two full years of academic study. An additional letter from the post-secondary institution stating that English is the language of instruction is advised, unless this information is included on the transcript.

The Application Process

Applicants must complete the online application and provide the following documents as part of the application process:

  • Biographical information
  • Current contact information
  • Transcripts
  • English proficiency score
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two academic references
  • Personal Statement (500 word maximum) - Please address the following three points.
    a) Briefly describe your short-term (one year out) and long-term (five to ten years out) career goals.
    b) Why is an MMASc a critical next step toward your achieving your professional objectives.
    c) Provide reference to specific aspects of the program that will contribute to your success.
  • Application fee

Please visit How to Apply for more information.

Satisfying the minimum requirement does not guarantee admission.