How to Apply

1. Find a Supervisor

All candidates are encouraged to identify a prospective supervisor in our program prior to applying.

View faculty members and their interests on the Prospective Supervisors page. Please feel free to email them directly and attach your curriculum vitae for their review and response.

2. Online Application

Complete the online application:

Application Deadlines

Application Opens Domestic Deadline International Deadline For Admission In:
May 1, 2019 July 26, 2019 June 28, 2019 January 2020
September 3, 2019 November 29, 2019 October 25, 2019 May 2020
November 1, 2019 February 28, 2020 January 31, 2020 September 2020



Applicant is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the US, AND their last university was Canadian or American.

Student visa is required, OR last university was outside of Canada/the United States.

Required Documents

The following documents are required for processing your application:

  • Completed online application form, with application fee paid
  • Three letters of references:
    • Referees can complete e-reference forms or upload reference letters to online application. (They will be set instructions via the application system.)
    • Sealed and signed/endorsed envelopes can be mailed to: Attn: Natalie Twohey, C420-4500 Oak St, Vancouver BC, V6H 3N1
  • Transcripts:
    • High quality scan of front and back of all university transcripts
  • Degree certificate:
    • High quality scan of degree certificates, if applicable
  • International applicants: Visit for English proficiency requirements and acceptable tests.
    • Send TOEFL scores through ETS to the Faculty of Graduate Studies under institutional code 0965, and department code 45
    • If English testing services in your region have been interrupted or canceled, please contact

Supporting documentation should be uploaded with online application.
All supporting documents and reference submissions must be received/uploaded by one week after the applicable deadline.

If the applicant is admitted, final and official transcripts will be requested.

For questions regarding documentation, contact Natalie Twohey, Program Assistant –