Prospective Graduate Students
Updated: Oct. 9, 2017
Applications for admission to our graduate program, with start dates of May and September 2018 and January 2019, will be considered on a continuous basis beginning November 3, 2017 (when the online system will open for applications for 2018-2019 admission), until our departmental admissions targets are met. The first major review will consider all applications complete by approx. January 13, 2018 (please check back in late October for the exact Jan. deadline). To be considered for some scholarships, your applications must be complete by early January. After that date, we will consider all applications until all open positions have been filled, however, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible so that you will receive full consideration for as many scholarships as possible. If you need your application to be considered before Nov. 1, 2017, as part of a non-University of Toronto scholarship application, please contact us.
Note: we realize that the SGS website says that supporting documents can be submitted by April 15, however, some professors will be making their decisions about who to take on as graduate students as early as February (after the Graduate Admissions Committee has considered the applications). Therefore, we recommend that you submit all of your documents and that you ask your references to submit their letters by January 10.
All the relevant application information can be found under Admissions. However, as a first step in the application process, applicants should contact professors at one or more of the three campuses of the graduate department, to discuss possible projects and financial support. Only students who have a committed research supervisor can be admitted to our graduate program.
To do this, you can look at a list of all faculty on the EEB Graduate Departmental Faculty Page. You can also look at the list of all faculty by Areas of Interest. From the 'areas of interest' list, you can follow the links to find a list of faculty by sub-specialty.