How To Apply

The admissions process for the PhD in HRM program at York is competitive.

PhD Minimum Requirements

To be eligible for admission:

Academic
The program is open to graduates of recognized universities with a master’s degree in HRM or in a related field, with a minimum B+ average. Candidates must demonstrate the capacity to undertake advanced study in the field.

Other supporting documents
All applicants must provide a statement of research interests and three letters of reference. Short-listed candidates will be invited to attend an interview. When physical distance poses a problem, interviews will be conducted via York’s teleconferencing facilities.

Motivation & suitability for graduate work in HR
Applicants are assessed through online application, essays, resume, professional references, and interview.

English proficiency
Foreign students are required to demonstrate their English proficiency by meeting the minimal standards on either the York English Language Test (YELT), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and/or the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). For additional admissions information for international students, please visit: Faculty of Graduate Studies - International Students.

Annually, February 1 is the deadline for application to the PhD HRM program to be eligible to start in September of the same year.

For more information on admissions contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box GA2300
Student Services Centre
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA M3J 1P3
Phone: 416-736-5000