Management Sciences - PhD at Waterloo

At a glance:

Application and document submission deadline

  • February 1 (for admission in September)

Graduate research fields

  • Applied Operations Research
  • Information Systems
  • Management of Technology

Study Options

  • Thesis

Minimum admission requirements

  • A Master's degree with at least an 83% average and evidence of ability to pursue independent research.
  • Background in quantitative methods (e.g., Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics).
  • All applicants must submit a "Statement of Purpose" - a one page statement addressing their academic background, area of research interest, proposed research studies.
  • Three referencesif the applicant has been working for several years, one business reference will be accepted along with two academic references.
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 90 (writing 25 speaking 25), IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5)

Approximate tuition, fees, and living costs

  • To determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program, visit the Graduate program tuition page on the Finance website. Once you are on the page:
    • Choose your program type: master’s & diploma programs or doctoral programs
    • Choose your residency status: Canadian/permanent resident or international
    • Choose a term (tuition amounts for future terms are posted approximately two months prior to the start of each term and incidental fees are subject to change)
    • Find your program under the appropriate faculty. Tuition amounts are listed per term, with three terms occurring over the course of a year.
  • Review the study and living costs