Due to the small number of new admissions each year, we require all students to begin the program in September.
Preliminary applications will be accepted until our positions are filled.
There are two stages to our application process:
The preliminary application is a one page form. There is no fee for submitting your preliminary application.
2021 Preliminary Application Deadlines:
Round 1 Preliminary Application Deadline: Friday December 4th, 2020.
Round 2 Preliminary Application Deadline: Monday January 18th, 2021.
We will continue to accept preliminary applications on a rolling basis beyond the round 2 deadline until all positions are filled.
Before you fill out the form, please review the different fields of study which are available. Each area has specific requirements and you can only apply for one field of study. You can also review the research interests of its faculty members and current students.
If you have made an appointment to take one of the required tests, please wait until you know the results before submitting your preliminary application.
To submit the form, email the completed PDF attachment with your relevant documents attached (including all post-secondary transcripts, copies of unofficial test results, and your CV) to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred), or mail it to the address below:
PhD Program Admissions
DeGroote School of Business
1280 Main Street West, DSB 104
If you have questions, please email email@example.com
When we receive your preliminary application, we will review it to determine whether or not you qualify to submit a formal application.
We will send you an email to let you know whether or not you qualify. If you do qualify, we’ll include instructions on how to submit the formal application.
If you qualify, you’ll be sent a link to the formal application by email. In addition to the information requested on the form, this application requires supporting documentation (outlined below). You will also be required to provide a concise and well thought out statement of research interests which will be reviewed by the admissions committee. There is a $110 (CAN) fee for submitting a formal application. This fee cannot be waived.
Step by step instructions on how to submit the formal application in Mosaic is provided by the School of Graduate Studies at McMaster University. Review the instructions here.
Do not submit a formal application without having submitted a free preliminary application to the PhD Office first (see instructions above).
NOTE: The formal application fee is mandatory for all applicants. This enables our program office to process the applications that come in. No waiver can be applied.
If you have questions about your formal application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.