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Admissions

The online application for the 2023 intake will be available September 2022.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, submitting a complete application to the School of Graduate Studies. The deadline submission to have the application and all components is January 9, 2023. The Graduate Committee for Business will review completed applications and admission decisions are sent to applicants in April.

Eligibility Requirements and Supporting Documents

To be considered for admission, applicants typically have an A average in a discipline which is related to their field of interest. Applicants should also ensure they have the necessary documentation and meet the following criteria:

  1. Official transcripts from all universities attended.
  2. B+ (77%) average grade for the last 2 years of study.
  3. A GMAT or GRE score – no exceptions will be considered.
  4. If English is not your first language, one of two English tests:
    • IELTS minimum overall score of 7.5
    • TOEFL minimum overall score of 100 or higher

    Any applicant whose first language is not English, but who, within the 12-month period prior to the month of application, has studied for at least one complete year at a post-secondary institution where English is the official language of instruction may apply for a waiver. View the criteria and waiver instructions.

  5. Two academic referees familiar with your research and academic potential.
  6. Resume
  7. Statement of research interests and career goals.

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Applications are submitted through the Queen's School of Graduate Studies. If you have any questions, please contact our office.

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Tuition, Fees and Funding

PhD students receive competitive funding from Smith School of Business. Student are also encouraged to apply for external funding opportunities such as OGS and SSHRC.

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“I chose to continue my PhD after completing my MMA and MSc at Smith because I have always felt fully supported as a student here. We are given all the right tools to succeed: a welcoming and supportive community, a generous funding package and resources to help us grow as new researchers.”

Cecilia Ying, PhD Candidate
Specialization: Analytics