Apply to Graduate School

The School of Graduate Studies oversees all graduate programs in the University of Toronto; however, admissions into graduate programs are the responsibility of the individual graduate units (departments, center, institute).

If you are interested in applying to graduate school at the University of Toronto, follow these simple steps:

1) Make sure that you meet the School of Graduate Studies general admission requirements

  • Master's programs

- An appropriate bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, with a final-year average of at least mid-B from a recognized university.

  • Doctoral programs

- An appropriate master's degree, or its equivalent, with an average of at least B+ or demonstrated comparable research competence

- Some departments admit directly to the doctoral program from a bachelor's degree for highly qualified candidates (minimum average A- required).

2) Check your program’s website for specific eligibility requirements, instructions on how to apply and application deadlines

 Confirm your program's admission requirements by consulting the SGS Calendar.

  For UTSC-based graduate programs, please consult the following webpages:

3) Prepare your application

Some of the items you'll need to include are: statement of intent; transcripts (academic records); curriculum vitae; any program-specific requirements; official GRE/GMAT, TOEFL/IELTS, or equivalent test scores if required.

Information and tip-sheets on applying to graduate school are available through the Academic Advising & Career Centre.

4) Submit your application on the SGS online application system

Consult SGS - Admission Application Frequently Asked Questions for more information on graduate program application process.