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Application Deadline

Jan. 15 for first consideration; we accept applications until the program is full. Consult the program for more details.

Visit our Graduate Admissions Toolkit for more information about applying.

Note: The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Relationships degree is pending approval from the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance (Quality Council). Until approval is granted, students will be registered as Doctor of Ministry (DMin) students.

Application Checklist

After you have submitted your online 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 in Human Relationships program must include:

  • The application summary available from the online application.
  • 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. Two 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.


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