Education - Leadership & Community Engagement

About Program Degrees Offered and Application Requirements

Admissions for this program will take place every two years. The next cohort will be admitted to start in the Spring/Summer session in 2019 (2019-2020 academic year).

The new and exciting Master of Leadership & Community Engagement (MLCE) is a professional master’s degree that prepares graduates for leadership roles in public-sector organizations and communities with a focus on community engagement and innovation.

The program emphasizes leadership, policy, community engagement, program design and evaluation, as well as social justice.

Designed for candidates working in a wide range of contexts — including educational settings, community organizations and other areas in the public sector such as health care, child and youth services, libraries, recreational programs and arts and culture institutions — the MLCE is ideal for professionals interested in developing the skills and knowledge that will allow them to leverage community-based research and practice for social change.

The program is offered as a five-term, part-time degree through both online and blended (a mix of online and in-class) courses, and it includes two community-based placements.

MLCE

Program Description

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Course work AND
  • Extensive practical experience AND
  • Project
Average Program Length
  • Part-time - 5 term(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Summer Entry - available as a part-time program
    Next available entry for this program is May 2019.
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 1
    YUELILevel 6 with Distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB
    Number of Recommendations Required
    3
    What You Need to Apply

    (Accessed through MyFile; forms will be available within 48 hours after you submit your application.)

    Other Requirement(s)
    • Three letters of reference
      • At least one should be from a university faculty member; however, professional referees may be used if the applicant is unable to provide references from university faculty members
    • Résumé or curriculum vitae that highlights work experience relevant to the program
    • Statement of interest (minimum 500 words in length) outlining how the Master of Leadership and Community Engagement will build on the applicant's relevant work experience and serve the applicant's professional interests,
    • One sample of written work (e.g., a paper demonstrating how the applicant works with a body of literature or builds an argument; typically, the sample paper is from a university course completed within the past five years. It could also be a report, a presentation, an article, or other piece of professional writing).
      • Note: If unable to provide a sample of written work, the applicant should provide an extended statement of interest not to exceed 1500 words.
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3