Welcome new graduate students! 

Be sure to visit the School of Graduate Studies and the links below for resources and helpful information to get you settled as a graduate student at the University of Toronto.

Registration & Course Enrolment

Once you are registered, you can enrol in courses through ACORN. Students requesting to enrol in PHM courses can do so themselves on ACORN. Students requesting to enrol in courses offered through another department must submit an Add/Drop Course form with the appropriate signatures (student, supervisor, course instructor, host department’s chair or coordinator) to the Graduate Program Assistant at phm.grad@utoronto.ca. For more information on the registration and course enrolment, please review Registration & Enrolment.

Orientation & Health and Safety Training

In addition to the School of Graduate Studies’ Orientation event, the Graduate Department holds an Orientation session for new students during the first week of the Fall session. 

Health & Safety Training day is held during the first week of the Fall session. Attendance is mandatory for all new incoming students in the Department (Note: Students in the Clinical, Social and Administrative Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSAP) field are exempt from attending the Autoclave and Cryogenics Safety Training.).

Graduate Student Funding

Graduate funding and financial support information can be found here. Funding letters will be available for all graduate students by August 31 of each year. If you have any question, please contact the Graduate Administrative Coordinator at pharm.sci@utoronto.ca.

Graduate Supervision

The student-supervisor relationship is a key factor in determining a succesful and satisfying graduate experience. The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) has published important and valuable resources to guide students and faculty. You are encouraged to review Graduate Supervision Guidelines. Also, the Centre for Graduate Mentorship & Supervision (CGMS) supports successful mentorship and supervisory relationships by offering personalized support to students, supervisors and mentors.


Feel free to reach out to the Graduate Office or visit the Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences