Step 1: Prepare Supporting Documents
Please see the Supporting Documents for the Doctor of Philosophy program below. If additional documents are required, the School of Graduate Studies will contact you.
Step 2: Find a Supervisor
To find a potential supervisor, you will need to contact a uLethbridge faculty member with expertise in your research area. Please visit Search Supervisors page to find a potential supervisor.
Step 3: Submit Online Application by Deadline
Submit your complete application by midnight (MST/MDT) on the deadline date.
Step 4: Arrange for Official Documents
Official documents (e.g., transcripts, ELP test scores) are required prior to registration.
Note: Applicants who have attended or are currently attending an institution participating in ApplyAlberta do not need to arrange for official transcripts to be sent to uLethbridge from the issuing institution. A list of participating institutions is available at www.applyalberta.ca.
Step 5: Admission Decision Process
The departmental committee reviews your application and makes a recommendation on admission to the program committee. You will be notified of your official admission status by the Registrar’s Office no later than April 1 (February 1 deadline), July 1 (May 1 deadline) or December 1 (October 1 deadline).
Note: Students who are graduates of non-Canadian universities must provide notarized English translations of all documents not in the English language.
For more details please see the Graduate Studies Calendar and Course Catalogue.
Note: Under exceptional circumstances, academically superior students who are currently enrolled in a master’s program at uLethbridge (excluding MEd and MA in Education programs) and have demonstrated outstanding academic and research performance may be considered for a Doctor of Philosophy transfer from a uLethbridge master's program.