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Am I eligible for the PhD program?

If you hold an undergraduate and a Masters degree, with a strong academic record from recognized universities, you are eligible to apply for PhD studies.

Do you require GMAT and what is the GMAT requirement for admission to the PhD program?

We require the GMAT test scores from all applicants to our program. Concerning GMAT scores, the minimum requirement is 600, and the test must have been taken within the last 5 years. However, if you have already done the GRE (GRE General Test), we will accept these scores. You must request that official test results be sent directly to our Program office. Our institution code for GMAT is 58H-MN-62 and the institution code for GRE is 0935. If you have not yet taken the GMAT nor the GRE, we prefer the GMAT.

I have not yet received the official scores from GMAT and/or TOEFL, can I submit copies?

Yes, you can submit copies of your GMAT and/or TOEFL scores in the interim, until we receive the official scores from the testing centers.

Do you require TOEFL and what is the TOEFL requirement for admission to the PhD program?

The language of instruction at McGill University is English. Students must write term papers, examinations and theses in English or in French. Applicants to graduate studies whose mother tongue is not English and who have not completed an undergraduate degree or graduate degree from a recognized institution where English is the language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone) must submit documented proof of competency in oral and written English. Before acceptance, appropriate exam results must be submitted directly from the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems)Office. In order to ensure timely receipt of scores, you are strongly encouraged to take the test in the proceeding Fall to meet the January 15th deadline. Only TOEFL and IELTS tests written in the last two years will be considered valid. The minimum TOEFL score is 600 for the paper-based test, 250 for the computer-based test, or 100 for the Internet-based test. The TOEFL Institution code is 0935. The IELTS minimum overall band score is 7.0. Applications will not be considered if a TOEFL or IELTS test result is not available.

Do you accept GRE scores?

Yes – GRE (General Test) official scores (taken within the last five years) would be accepted as a substitute for the GMAT.

Do you accept students for January admission?

We do not accept applications for January admission. All admissions are considered for September entry.

Can I enroll in the PhD program as a part-time student?

No – our program is a full time program.

What is the language of instruction at McGill's PhD Program in Management?

The language of instruction at McGill University is English. Students may, if they wish, write term papers, examinations and theses in French.

How many students are in the program?

Currently (September 2009) we have 80 doctoral students across the various areas of specialization and at various stages of their research.

How many candidates are admitted each year?

The PhD Program admits approximately 12-15 students annually out of over 150 applicants.

When are admission decisions made?

Once a completed application is submitted, admission decisions are normally made about 8-10 weeks after the deadline date of January 15. Each applicant who has submitted a completed application will be notified of the admission decision.

When are the application form and all supporting documents due?

The application form and ALL supporting documents are due no later than JANUARY 15.

Do you have long distance learning?

Our program does not offer long distance learning.

Can the application fee be waived or can I pay when I am accepted?

The application fee is required of all applicants to the doctoral program. Your on-line application form will not be processed without the application fee. No waivers are granted.

Can copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts be submitted instead of originals?

We require TWO official transcripts of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts sent directly by all universities previously attended to our program office. Copies can be submitted in the interim until the program office receives the official transcripts.

Are there special forms for recommendation letters?

There is no special form for these letters, however, the letters must be written on original letterhead and have an original signature and must be dated, and submitted in an envelope sealed and signed by the referee. Letters may also be submitted by e-mail. The e-mail letters must be specific as to which program the applicant has applied and include information that would aid the admissions committee in making an informed decision; they must be dated and must not be more than 12 months old; the referee must indicate his/her position and full contact information at the institution. The referee should email the letter to: phd [dot] mgmt [at] mcgill [dot] ca. Faxes or copies are not admissible.

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