Common Q&A's for grad students

View some commonly asked questions you may have about applying for graduate studies in the Department of Classics and Religion

Answers to frequently asked application questions

  1. Required components

    • Two academic references: referees will receive an email invitation to complete an online reference once the applicant submits the application form.
    • Two sets of official transcripts in sealed envelopes from all post-secondary institutions attended. Transcripts must be mailed to:

    Graduate Program Administrator
    Department of Classics & Religion
    University of Calgary
    SS 558, 2500 University Drive NW
    Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

  2. Upload to the Student Centre

    Components to be uploaded to the Student Centre after submitting the online application:

    • Writing sample (such as a recent research paper or chapter from MA thesis)
    • Greek & Roman Studies: current curriculum vitae listing all awards, distinctions and any academic publications
    • Religious Studies: proposal for study – maximum two pages. Use SSHRC guidelines for the outline of your proposal, including the research question, context, objectives, methodology, and (for PhD applicants) the contribution to the advancement of knowledge. Comment on any relevant language study.

Tuition and fees are set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

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

Complete applications (including references letters, transcripts, test scores and all other supporting documents) are due by January 15 in order to be considered for Departmental funding.

After you submit your online application, you will receive an email with your UCID number and instructions on how to access your Student Centre to upload your supporting documents.


Proof of English language proficiency in the form of TOEFL/IELTS test scores is required when the applicant attended an institution where the language of instruction was not English. Mail your test scores to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Earth Sciences, 1010
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada 
T2N 1N4

The Department of Classics & Religion does not require applicants to sit the GRE exam.

No, the application fee is set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and covers the administrative costs of processing your application. Applications with unpaid fees will not be processed.

Please see our Funding page for details. Both domestic and international applicants will be considered for funding so long as their complete application has been received by Dec. 15.

Please have referees contact the Graduate Program Administrator directly for assistance.

  1. International applicants

    The Faculty of Graduate Studies has information for international applicants.

  2. International Student Services

    International Student Services has extensive information for international students on matters such as immigration, preparing for your arrival, life in Calgary and mentorship programs.


Graduate Program Advisor

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Religious Studies:
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Graduate Programs Director

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Dr. Peter Toohey