The school's PhD program in Accounting at University of Waterloo enrolled its first students in 1988. This program is the largest in Canada and has earned the respect of accounting professionals and academics everywhere.
Our graduates hold academic positions at universities in Canada and abroad, and have published in well-known accounting journals such as Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting, Organizations and Society, and Journal of the American Taxation Association.
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- We will consider applicants who have successfully completed a master's or honours bachelor's degree, with at least an 80% average.
- Transcripts and awarding of degrees from each institution attended.
- Your application package will be stronger if you choose referees who can comment on your academic/research ability. Your references will be sent an e-mail with instructions about uploading their letters.
- A statement of interest (one page or less) indicating why you wish to take a PhD in accounting and what you hope to accomplish.
- Official score report on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT); or up load a copy of your Graduate Record Examination (GRE) report.
- English Language Proficiency Certification – if required
- Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume (1-2 pages)
International21546 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21546 CAD per year during 48 months.
National6762 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6762 CAD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Waterloo
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The School of Accounting and Finance normally provides funding of $25,500 per year for four years. Funding is contingent upon working as a research assistant or a teaching assistant for up to 10 hours per week, during each of the four years. Additional scholarships are provided to international students, who are charged higher tuition fees.
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