1. Am I eligible to apply for the PhD program?
Eligible candidates require (at minimum):
2. What are the GRE and GMAT test score requirements of the PhD program? Should I have published already?
- An honours Undergraduate degree average of B+ from a recognized University (many successful candidates also possess a Master degree in a related field). The undergraduate or Master degree does not have to be necessarily in Business.
- GMAT or GRE test score from the previous five years; and
- Facility of the English language, as defined by graduation from a University with English as the language of instruction, or a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper test score of 630 or computer test score of 250.
The minimum is the 70th percentile. The scores of successful applicants are higher. If multiple tests of the GRE or GMAT have been written, the best score is considered. It is not a requirement to have published previously.
3. How do I find out if my Undergraduate degree came from a recognized University?
Admissions will not provide a pre-assessment of your candidacy. You must apply for consideration and review of your application.
4. Does the Schulich School of Business admit students into the PhD program in January?
Student admission occurs exclusively in September.
5. How many applications do you receive each year and how many students are admitted to the program?
For studies commencing in 2012/2013, approximately 143 applications were received and 15 students were admitted. The number of applications varies across major fields.
1. What are the research interests/professional experiences of the Faculty?
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and select the appropriate faculty member listed under the major field.
C. STUDENT ENROLMENT
1. What research topics are available for my thesis dissertation?
The particular topic of research is chosen by the student at the discretion of the dissertation committee. In general, research questions are developed through a dynamic learning process in conjunction with the specialty areas of the committee. Depending on the area, students may need to complete their comprehensives prior to getting a committee or designated faculty member.
2. Where can I find information regarding student residence? Health Insurance for international students?
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to receive information regarding on-campus housing and this link
to receive information regarding off-campus housing. Health insurance can be found here at this link
3. Can I enrol in the PhD program as a part-time student? Could I work while doing it full time?
Student admission is restricted to full-time study exclusively for the first four years. It is not recommended to be working outside of the PhD program during your studies. Students must be able to participate in the PhD program in Toronto.
4. What is the average time it takes to complete a PhD?
In general, students spend 3 to 5 years completing the PhD degree. Course work should take a maximum of two years with the majority of students finishing course work in April of their second year. Most students take 4 years.
5. Are PhD students required to teach? Are students required to be Research Assistants?
PhD students are not required to teach although they may choose to do so after they have successfully defended their proposal. Some share the view that demonstrating that you were a course instructor helps you in your career afterwards. Students are required to be Research Assistants for the first three years of the program for a period of eight months (2 semesters), 10 hours a week. This is a requirement to receive financial support.
D. GENERAL ENQUIRIES
1. How can I get a tour of the facilities/campus and meet faculty/students?
All tour enquiries should contact email@example.com
2. Where can I find new and current events at the Schulich School of Business?
Schulich events are posted on the Schulich Events Calendar which has a link on the Schulich home page.
3. How do I contact Alumni of the program?
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to receive information regarding Alumni of the Schulich School of Business
4. Where do I address general enquiries regarding the Schulich School of Business PhD program?
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5. Can my spouse work in Canada while I study?
The spouse (non-student) of a person who holds a Study Permit may obtain a Work Permit for work anywhere, without clearance, from Human Resources Development of Canada (HRDC).
The applicant must include proof that he or she is the spouse of a student. A specific job offer is not required. A person who has already passed an Immigration medical examination will receive an open Work Permit. If no medical has been taken, the Work Permit will be restricted to those categories of work where health is not an issue. The Work Permit will have the same expiry date as the spouse's Study Permit.
Spouses of post-doctoral fellows (except those from Australia and the UK), as well as scholars and others who hold a Work Permit are not exempt from the requirement for HRDC clearance. For more information, please see York International.
6. Where can I find accommodation?
Information regarding accommodation on campus, is available on the Student Housing Web site: www.yorku.ca/stuhouse/. A wide variety of off-campus accommodation is also available, including basement apartment which are sometimes less expensive than on-campus housing. However, you need to be aware that, if you are arriving in late August or early September, a large number of other students are also looking for accommodation, so it can be a challenge to learn how to find your way around the city and look for accommodation.