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Application Submission and Assessment

Applications will be considered until the program is full. 

February 1 is the deadline to be considered for any scholarships and/or awards. This means your application should be complete (OUAC application completed and supplemental documents submitted) by this date. This process normally takes at least two weeks. Please apply through OUAC early. Note, referees are granted two weeks to complete their references, regardless of when you apply. To avoid disappointment and/or delays, please plan accordingly.

Visit our Graduate Admissions Toolkit for more information about applying.

Application Checklist

After you have submitted your OUAC application, paid the non-refundable application fee, and Laurier has received your application, you'll receive an email from fgps@wlu.ca advising you to upload the additional required documentation to Laurier’s Online Viewing system.

An application for admission to our PhD program in Geography must include:

  • The Application Summary, which is generated after you complete your OUAC application (log back in to OUAC to retrieve it).
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work.
  • A completed statement of intent.
  • A résumé of your academic and work experience. Include a history of your publication and scholarly paper activity and any other information you feel will interest the admissions committee.
  • A sample of your scholarly writing (10-20 pages in length). This may be a chapter of your master's thesis or a paper written for a graduate course.
  • Completed reference forms. Three academic references are required. Note: Reference forms are electronically submitted to Laurier by the referee and do not need to be uploaded.

Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential to graduate studies at Laurier. Applicants whose language of instruction during their previous postsecondary education was not in English must submit evidence of proficiency in English. If applicable, results from accepted testing services must be uploaded to Laurier’s Online Viewing system.

Contact Us:

General Inquiries

E: jdrowns@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x2325

Margaret Walton-Roberts, Graduate Coordinator

E: mwaltonroberts@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x2967

Faculty and Staff

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