York University - Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies
Office of Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box GA2300, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3

Human Resources Management

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Description York's PhD is distinguished by its diverse methodological approach to research and emphasis on pedagogical training. It contributes to the growth of HRM as a unique discipline, while acknowledging its interdisciplinary foundations. Students completing the York PhD in HRM program will have a distinct advantage over similar graduates from other schools in North America. In addition to knowledge and expertise in quantitative research methods, students will gain exposure and training in alternative methods that critically evaluate the ontological assumptions and epistemological approaches of much of current HRM scholarship. While positivist approaches continue to dominate research activity in HRM, there is an increasingly important role for qualitative research methods, located in an interpretivist paradigm. Faculty associated with the PhD program in HRM have extensive expertise in both positivist and interpretivist research. Furthermore, this expertise covers many bases within interpretivism itself. This breadth and diversity of training is not typically available in most institutions in Canada.
Website: Human Resources Management at York University - Graduate Studies
Cost per year:

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year and includes tuition and supplementary fees.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
The program is open to graduates of recognized universities with a master’s degree in HRM or in a related field, with a minimum B+ average. Candidates must demonstrate the capacity to undertake advanced study in the field.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: November 16, 2017