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    Faculty

    • Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    Degree

    • Doctor of Philosophy

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    Expected duration

     • 4 years 

Graduate students in the Department of Earth Sciences enter a vibrant scientific culture and find themselves in a department with a strong sense of identity and community.

Research topics include:

  • Mineralogy and crystallography
  • Environmental mineralogy and geochemistry
  • Sedimentology and quaternary studies
  • Invertebrate paleontology
  • Crustal and mantle geophysics
  • Applied/environmental geophysics; petrology and tectonics
  • Mineral deposits
  • Arctic, marine and freshwater systems

Research facilities

Extensive analytical laboratories with state of the art equipment—all conveniently located in one building:

  • Stable Isotopes for Innovative Research Lab
  • Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (SIMS) Laboratory
  • ICP Mass Spectrometer Laboratory
  • Microprobe and SEM Research Facility
  • Argon Argon Mass Spectrometer Laboratory (under construction)
  • X-Ray Diffraction and Mössbauer Laboratories
  • Sedimentology Laboratories
  • Invertebrate Paleontology Laboratory
  • Geophysical Laboratories
  • Nellie Cournoyea Arctic Research Facility 

Program details

Expected duration: four years

Tuition and fees: Two years tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)

Coursework is normally completed in the first two years, and thesis is normally completed in years four to five. Adjustments may be made with the supervisor’s consultation and approval.

Thesis proposal

Students are required to complete a PhD thesis proposal, normally within 12 months of start of program. The proposal must include an introduction with citation of relevant literature, research objectives, proposed methodology including a timetable, anticipated significant of the research and references. A proposed budget must be appended to the proposal.

Students are required to submit a progress report to the department head on or before February 1 annually.

Thesis 

Students must produce a thesis that is appropriate for the PhD degree being sought and must successfully defend their thesis as determined by the assigned examining committee.

Sample course offerings

  • GEOL 7200: Earth Systems of Central Canada
  • GEOL 7230: Geophysics of the Earth's Crust and Mantle
  • GEOL 7350: Remote Sensing in the Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • GEOL 7470: Advanced Petroleum Geology and Geochemistry
  • GEOL 7480: Advanced Seismology 1
  • GEOL 7540: Isotope Geology and Geochronology
  • GEOL 7550: Hydrothermal Petrochemistry
  • GEOL 7590: Advanced Paleontology 1
  • GEOL 7700: Advanced Clastic Sedimentology
  • GEOL 7720: Geophysical Imaging and Data Processing
  • GEOL 7740: Workshop in the Geological Sciences 1
  • GEOL 7780: Advanced Carbonate Sedimentology
  • GEOL 7790: Advanced Instrumental Techniques in Geology
  • GEOL 7810: Electromagnetic Methods in Geophysics
  • GEOL 7820: Environmental Geophysics

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Admission requirements

The following are minimum requirements for entry into the earth sciences PhD program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

The normal entry requirement is the equivalent of an MSc in earth sciences. Students with MSc degrees in related fields may be accepted by the Graduate Admissions Committee providing their planned degree program involves studies in the earth sciences.

Direct entry into the PhD program from an honours bachelor’s degree is permitted only for outstanding students (GPA well above 3.0 in the last two full years of undergraduate study). This route is at the discretion of the Graduate Admissions Committee and is intended only for those students that the committee considers adequately prepared for immediate PhD-level studies.

Students applying should have a GPA of 3.0 (B or equivalent) in the last two full years (60 credit hours) of study

In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

How to apply

Applications are submitted online and must include the following before they will be reviewed by the admissions committee: 

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable) 
  • Statement of intent 
  • Statement of funding 
  • GRE (optional) 
  • The name of your preferred supervisor
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic sources different from advisor

Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.

Statement of intent

The statement of intent should be between one and two pages and will briefly describe your intended research project, including your previous research or experience, the proposed topic, preferred methods and potential contributions.

Letters written in the format of a research proposal are strongly preferred. Applicants are encouraged to consult the graduate scholarship application instructions of their appropriate Tricouncil Agency (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) for guidance.

Statement of funding

A brief statement to indicate that you have a major external grant or scholarship support or that you require departmental financial assistance.

Finding an advisor

We encourage you to contact a potential thesis advisor before submitting an application to ensure that there are openings for new graduate students on specific research projects and funding available for research support. Students who have contacted a prospective supervisor and who have received an encouraging response increase their chances of a successful application.

Application deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Architecture reviews applications in March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for City Planning reviews applications in March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Winter applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Design and Planning reviews applications in March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 10

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Interior Design reviews applications in March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Landscape Architecture reviews applications in March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Winter applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Anthropology reviews applications in March/April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Canadian, US and International applicants

Applications open September 1 of year prior to start term.

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

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Dates limites de réception des demandes d'admission

Demandes provenant du Canada et des États-Unis

Session date limite*
automne (septembre) 1er mai
hiver (janvier) 1er septembre

Demandes provenant de l'étranger

Session date limite*
hiver (janvier) 1er juin
automne (septembre) 15e janvier

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Dates limites de réception des demandes d'admission

Demandes provenant du Canada et des États-Unis

Session date limite*
automne (septembre) 1er mai
hiver (janvier) 1er septembre

Demandes provenant de l'étranger

Session date limite*
hiver (janvier) 1er juin
automne (septembre) 15e janvier

Les candidats doivent soumettre leur candidature en ligne avec les pièces justificatives et les frais de candidature avant la date limite indiquée.

Déposer une demande

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Early admission and consideration for scholarships

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a Committee basis. The Committee for German and Slavic Studies reviews applications in February/March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Winter (January) June 1
Fall (September) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) May 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Management reviews applications in February / March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) May 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Physical Therapy reviews applications in April / May.

Applications open August 1 of the year prior to start term.

Canadian applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (August) November 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Summer (July) September 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Select Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences in the Program drop-down on the application form.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Orthodontics reviews applications in November / December.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Summer (June) August 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Select Preventive Dental Science in the Program drop-down on the application form.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and Permanent Resident applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Summer (July) August 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Select Preventive Dental Science in the Program drop-down on the application form.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (August) June 1 (year prior to start term)

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Select Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences in the Program drop-down on the application form.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Prosthodontics reviews applications in November / December.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) September 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology reviews applications in March / April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 8
Summer (May) January 8

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 8

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Education reviews applications in February / March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1
Summer (May) January 4

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed after the deadline, with decisions issued in March - April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1
Summer (May) January 4

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1
Summer (May) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and international applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) June 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated. Applications received by the March 1 deadline for a September start-date will receive first consideration for any available funding. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis for any available funding, please contact the department for further information.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Human Rights reviews applications in January - March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Law reviews applications in January - March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) December 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Nursing (MN) reviews applications in April / May.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Nursing PhD reviews applications in February / March.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee reviews applications as per the timelines noted below each table.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 15
Winter (January) September 15
Summer (May) January 15

Winter applications reviewed in October
Summer applications reviewed in February
Fall applications reviewed in June

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) January 15
Winter (January) May 15
Summer (May) September 15

Winter applications reviewed in June
Summer applications reviewed in October
Fall applications reviewed in February

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated. This includes having the support of a faculty supervisor before you apply.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1
Summer (May) October 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Natural Resources Management reviews applications in March - June.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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After the annual application deadline (see below), applications are reviewed on a committee basis by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Once this process is complete, applications are sent to the Faculty of Social Work internal admissions committee. The Faculty of Social Work internal admissions committee reviews the applications and their decisions are sent to all applicants in March / April.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) July 1 December 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Social Work reviews applications in March / April.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) July 1 January 15

International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) July 1 October 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Music reviews Fall term applications in February / March, and Winter term applications in August / September.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines Audition dates
Fall (September) December 1 January 23-28, 2023
Winter (January) June 15 July 2023

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Occupational Therapy reviews applications in May / June.

Master of Occupational Therapy regular program applications open September 15 of the year prior to deadline.

Master of Occupational Therapy Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (August) February 1

Master of Occupational Therapy international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (August) January 15

Master of Occupational Therapy accelerated program applications open October 1 of the year prior to deadline.

Master of Occupational Therapy – Accelerated Program Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (August) May 1
Winter (January) October 1

Master of Occupational Therapy – Accelerated Program international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (August) January 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

The name of your confirmed supervisor is required at the time of application. To identify a prospective thesis research supervisor on your application, please contact Immunology Faculty members.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Community Health Sciences reviews applications in March / April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 10

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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The name of your preferred supervisor is required at time of application.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Students selected for in-person interview will be notified in February.

Canadian, US and International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadline
Fall (September) November 15  January 11

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Physician Assistant Studies reviews applications in April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and Permanent Resident applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15

Offers of admission will be released to successful applicants on May 20, 2022 from the University of Manitoba Master of Physician Assistant Studies, the same day as the University of Toronto BScPA Program and McMaster University Physician Assistant Education Program. The three institutions are pleased to provide applicants their offers on the same day to help with the decision-making process.

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Pharmacology and Therapeutics reviews applications one month after the application deadline.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications for Pathology MSc are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications for Pathologist Assistant are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Pathologist Assistant reviews applications in April / May. 

The Pathologist Assistant program only admits Canadian and US students every two years. The next intake is for Fall 2023.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) April 1 (Pathology MSc)
October 1 (Pathologist Assistant)
March 31 (Pathologist Assistant)
June 1 (Pathology MSc)

International applicants

Term Applications open Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) April 1 March 1 (Pathology MSc)

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) May 1


Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) May 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 1
Winter (January) September 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1
Winter (January) June 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Application deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Summer (May) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) May 15
Winter (January) September 15
Summer (May) January 15

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 15
Winter (January) June 15
Summer (May) October 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Statistics reviews applications in March / April.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian/US/International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian, US and international applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) February 15
Winter (January) June 15

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis. The Admissions committee for Biological Sciences reviews applications one month after deadline.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Start or continue your application

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1
Summer (May) February 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1
Summer (May) November 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Application deadlines

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadlines
Fall (September) January 15, 2023
(for scholarship consideration)

May 15, 2023

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) January 15, 2023

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated. For those who wish to be considered for scholarships, applications must be received by January 15 of the year in which you're seeking admission.

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

graduate.admissions@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9377

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program Inquiries

Celia Mellinger
Graduate Program and Alumni Coordinator
Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
Room 440 Wallace Building
125 Dysart Rd
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M6

University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)

riddell.graduate@umanitoba.ca
204-474-6183