|Department/School||School of Accounting and Finance|
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Admit term(s)||Fall (September - December)|
|Application and document submission deadline(s)||January 15 (for admission in September)|
|Program type||Doctoral, Research|
|Length of program||48 months|
Research fields - Graduate research fields are used to better define a student's research concentration
Empirical/Archival Research in Accounting
Judgement and Decision-Making
What does it take to get in?
Minimum admission requirements
- Successful completion of a Master's degree or Honour's Bachelor's degree with at least an 80% average
- Students from various backgrounds, including economics, mathematics, statistics, behavioural science, and related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Admission will not be confined to those with a background in accounting, commerce, or business administration
- Review the finding a supervisor resources
- Note that Supervisors are assigned after the successful completion of the comprehensive examination.
- Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- Supplementary information form (SIF)
- The SIF contains questions specific to your program, typically about why you want to enrol and your experience in that field. Review the application documents web page for more information about this requirement
- If a statement or letter is required by your program, review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completion
- Three academic references are required
- Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
- TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)
How much will it cost?
- Use the student budget calculator to estimate your cost and resources
- Visit the graduate program tuition page on the Finance website to determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program
- Review the study and living costs
- Review the funding graduate school resources for graduate students
What can you expect at Waterloo?
- Review the degree requirements in the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar, including the courses that you can anticipate taking as part of completing the degree
- Check out profiles of current graduate students to learn about their experience at Waterloo
- Check out Waterloo's institutional thesis repository - UWspace to see recent submissions from the School of Accounting and Finance graduate students
- Check out the Waterloo campus and city tours
- Review the School of Accounting and Finance - PhD in Accounting website to see information about supervisors, research areas, news, and events