A non-refundable application fee of $100 CDN must be submitted with your application. Apply online through Graduate Studies.
A few days after you complete your application through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC), you will receive a message asking you to upload your materials to Applicant Quest (Waterloo’s self-service application system).
The following materials must be uploaded for your application to be complete:
Your application materials must be uploaded using Applicant Quest by the required deadline of January 15, 2013.
If you are not able to upload your application materials on Applicant Quest, please review the Graduate Application Help site.
Tuition fees for 2010-2011 are approximately $7,800 per year for Canadian citizens and permanent residents and $18,365 per year for holders of student visas.
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We provide students admitted into our program with four years of funding at $25,500 per year. Funding is conditional on meeting minimum academic and program requirements, including working 10 hours per week as a research assistant or teaching assistant. We do not require students to teach courses while they are in the program, but try to accommodate students wishing to gain teaching experience.
Visa students are eligible for additional scholarship funding lasting three years, the University of Waterloo International Graduate Student Awards.
We encourage students to apply for additional sources of external funding, some of which have fall deadlines.
We encourage students from various backgrounds, including economics, mathematics, statistics, behavioural science, and related disciplines, to apply. Admissions will not be confined to those with a background in accounting, commerce, or business administration. We will consider applicants who have successfully completed a Master's or Honours Bachelor's degree, with at least an 80% average.
For more detailed information about the PhD program degree requirements, please visit http://www.grad.uwaterloo.ca/students/applicrequirements.asp.
Due to the emphasis on social science methodology in our PhD program, we prefer that applicants have satisfactorily completed at least one university-level course in calculus and one university-level course in linear algebra. These should be courses for science or math students rather than business students since the training in mathematical logic and proofs found in the former type of courses is important to success in our program.
We may offer conditional acceptance into the program for students without these math courses. Students take the needed courses in the spring term (May to August) preceding entrance into the program. We recommend University of Waterloo courses Math 106 and Math 127, available either in class or by distance education, as suitable options.
Students whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or equivalent. The minimum requirements for TOEFL are as follows:
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This requirement does not apply to students who have either:
For more detailed information for International Students, please visit http://www.grad.uwaterloo.ca/students/prospective/international.asp.
Director, PhD Program
Phone: 519-888-4567 (ext. 31088)
Administrative Coordinator, PhD Program
Phone: 519-888-4567 (ext. 32770)