1. Am I eligible to apply?

All applicants must have completed (or be in the final year of) a four-year BSc or BA degree or a two-year MSc (or its equivalent) in the Natural/Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, or Health Profession such as Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing or Pharmacy from a recognized university.

It’s important to review the School of Graduate Studies Admission Requirements and the different Pharmaceutical Sciences Admission Requirements to determine eligibility.

2. How do I apply?

Apply online using the School of Graduate Studies Online Admissions Application Service.

It’s important to review the Application Procedure carefully and follow the steps outlined.

3. What are the application deadlines?

There are two important deadlines for each session: the application deadline and document deadline. The application deadline is the last day to pay the application fee. The document deadline is the last day that all application documents must be received by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

September Admissions (MSc/PhD)

Application & Document Deadline: TBA

Please note that International applicants must adhere to these deadlines regardless of the deadlines posted on the SGS website.

4. What is the minimum GPA required?

  • MSc program: mid-B (75%), or its equivalent in each of the last two years of an undergraduate degree.

  • PhD program: B+ (77%), or its equivalent, overall average in a MSc degree program.
  • Direct-Entry PhD program: A- (80%), or its equivalent, in senior level courses relevant to the program in an undergraduate program.

International applicants: Determine the equivalency of foreign degrees with the School of Graduate Studies’ equivalency tool.

5. What are the application requirements?

Applicants must meet the minimum GPA requirement and submit an official transcript, three references, a current CV, a statement of purpose, and prospective supervisor form.

Applicants with a degree from outside Canada and the U.S. must submit a GRE score.

Applicants whose first language is NOT English and have a degree from outside Canada and the U.S. must demonstrate their English facility with one of the following: TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, COPE or the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies Academic Preparation Course.

See full details at Admission Requirements.

6. Do I have to write the GRE?

Applicants with a degree from outside Canada and the U.S. must write the GRE General Test and meet the minimum requirements.

See full details at Admission Requirements.

7. How much is tuition?

For academic fees for current domestic and international students, see the SGS Fees website.

8. Will I receive a stipend?

All Full-time graduate students receive a guaranteed minimum stipend. For current stipend information, as well as additional financial support information, visit Financial Support page.

9. Do I secure a supervisor before or after admission?

Once an application is complete and assessed, applicants are contacted by e-mail to confirm they have met all minimum requirements. Next steps for applicants are to secure a supervisor before their offers of admission are finalized and thus they are encouraged to begin contacting prospective supervisors as soon as their eligibility has been confirmed. Students may also wish to reach out to the Graduate Office if they are unable to get a response from their prospective supervisors, so that the Graduate Office can reach out on their behalf and work with the student to match them up with a supervisor.

An offer of admission will only be granted upon securing a supervisor.

10. How do I secure a supervisor?

Applicants are encouraged to contact prospective supervisors in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The supervisor must hold a Graduate Appointment at the Faculty as well as at the School of Graduate Studies. A list of the graduate faculty members including a brief description of their fields of research is provided here. It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact faculty members to discuss potential research projects.

An offer of admission will only be granted upon securing a supervisor.

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Contact phm.grad@utoronto.ca for further assistance.