How to apply for graduate studies

Get onto the path to your next degree in Classics and Religion with these steps.

Getting ready

Follow these steps before you apply for grad studies. Admissions to graduate programs are highly competitive, as there are a limited number of spaces. There is no general right of admission, so it's best to be as prepared as possible.

Before you start

Ensure you meet admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies and your program.


Plan 2 to 6 months to prepare required documents. International students may need longer.

Find a Supervisor

View profiles for Supervisors currently accepting new graduate students.

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Your online application and all application components must be received by January 15 to be considered for September admission.

The reference deadline is January 15. 

Decisions are sent to applicants by the end of February.

Questions: Please contact Graduate Program Advisor by email at or phone at 403-220-6064.

Department requirements

In order to be admitted into a graduate program at the University of Calgary you must meet the minimum admission standards for both the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the program to which you wish to apply.

Greek and Roman Studies

The Department of Classics and Religion offers potential graduate students course and thesis-based Masters programs, as well as Doctoral program.

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Religious Studies

The Department of Classics and Religion offers potential graduate students a thesis-based Masters program and a PhD program. Specializations include Eastern Religions, Western Religions and Nature of Religion.

View program requirements

Ready to apply?

Have you made your final decision and you're ready to apply?

What you'll need

The Faculty of Graduate Studies has detailed instructions about the application process.

Read admission steps and requirements

Do you have everything?

You are responsible for ensuring your application is complete and all documents are received by the deadline.

Graduate supervisor

Students are advised to contact the Department of Classics and Religion for guidance in finding a supervisor.

Contact us

Begin your application

First create an eID. You must have one to access the online application.

Once you begin, remember to click 'Save & Continue' often to ensure your application is saved.

Online application


Graduate Program Advisor

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Religious Studies:
Greek and Roman Studies:

Graduate Programs Director

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Dr. Peter Toohey