Haskayne PhD

A flexible, innovative and student-oriented approach

Applications for Fall 2024 are due January 15th, 2024.

If you are a strong candidate with exceptional academic credentials and the drive to excel at scholarly research, we want to hear from you.

See if your qualifications match our entrance requirements, complete a quick assessment form. We will review your assessment, and invite you to apply to the program if you qualify.

We have one in-take per year, in the Fall Semester. The deadline for applications is always January 15th of the same year.

Once the deadline has passed only COMPLETE applications will be reviewed by the PhD Office and faculty members from all areas.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution

A master’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum admission grade point average equivalent to 3.5 on a four point scale in the last two years of university work. 

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to enter the PhD program without a master’s degree; however, conditions apply. Please contact us for information.

A Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with a recommended score of at least 650. Typically students admitted to the PhD program score 700 or above. GRE scores at or above the 85% percentile will be accepted in the place of a GMAT.

For international students, a minimum TOEFL score of 97 (iBT) or 580 (written test), or a score of 7.0 on the IELTS. This requirement may be waived in circumstances where the language of instruction for prior degrees was English.

If you want to know if you meet our minimum requirements and have a supervisor / area of study in mind, complete our quick assessment form.

Finding a supervisor

A good supervisory match is critical to your success in the PhD program. All of our professorial faculty are research-active and most supervise doctoral students. You can view our faculty members according to their specializations or area.

You are encouraged to contact potential supervisors to discuss your qualifications. You do not need to have secured a confirmation of supervision before applying, but it will strengthen your application if a supervisor has already indicated some interest in your research.  NOTE: Having an interested Supervisor does not guarantee admission to the program.

Prospective supervisors are not able to assess research proposals or determine admissions alone. You must submit a formal application with the required supporting documentation online, before a prospective supervisor can assess your suitability.


Application Deadlines

For admission on September 1

December 1

How to Apply

The University of Calgary uses an online application system to process applications.

Applying to the Haskayne PhD program involves six steps.

To assist you with your planning, please note that the most time-consuming steps of the application are typically: GMAT preparation; receipt of official transcripts (particularly from international institutions); and references.

Step 1: Request an eID and register for a UCID

Follow the instructions as per the link below to secure an eID and UCID:

Account Registration

If you previously studied at the University of Calgary you do not need to create a new UCID; the application system will allow you to retrieve your UCID if you have forgotten it.

If you have a staff UCID you will need to register for a student UCID to be eligible for student offers and discounts.

Step 2: Submit online application

Create or resume your application on the “Graduate Studies” site - Click here

The following must be uploaded to your online application:

  1. A current CV
  2. A clear and concise Statement of Purpose
  3. Copies of degree certificates
  4. Two references, preferably academic
    at least one from an individual(s) who is familiar with your past academic performance. References must be accompanied with the reference letter request formYour referees will be sent an email with a link to your application where they must upload their information directly to your application.
  5. Unofficial transcripts uploaded to the on line application.

Step 3: Pay application fee

To process your application, a non-refundable application fee is required.
The application fee can be paid via cheque, money order or credit card.

The application fee is $125 for Canadian citizens and permanent residents and $145 for international applicants.

Step 4: Request official transcripts

Official transcripts are required from all post-secondary institutions attended. Transcripts should be sent directly from the registrar of that institution to the Haskayne School of Business.  Official transcripts will be sealed in an envelope with the institution’s official seal.

If the transcripts are in a language other than English official translated copies are also required.

Address to:
Mina Ojaghi, Graduate Programs Specialist
Haskayne School of Business
SH457 Scurfield Hall,
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4

Step 5: Send other supporting documents

Please provide copies of the following and any other documentation requested by the admissions committee:

  • GMAT/GRE official score report
  • TOEFL / IELTS official score report (if required)

Address to:
Mina Ojaghi, Graduate Programs Specialist
Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
SH457 Scurfield Hall, 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4

Step 6: Attend interview

Once your application is complete, the admissions committee will assess whether you meet our minimum requirements for admission.  If the committee decides to proceed with your application, you will be invited to an interview with one of the Program Directors, a member of faculty and an Admissions Advisor.


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