Graduate: Important Information When Applying

Applicants can increase their chances of obtaining a graduate position by applying early. Eligible applicants whose complete applications are received early have the opportunity of having their applications reviewed early, and receiving an early offer of conditional admission. For applicants to thesis-based programs, an early offer means applicants have the advantage of having their documentation circulated early in the year; thus increasing the chance of obtaining supervision and funding. 

Applicants should familiarize themselves with the Department website before beginning the application process.

  • Please note, Programs of Study in Pharmacology are:
    • PC MSC for applicants to the Masters program in the research stream;
    • PCACPMSC 2 for applicants to the Masters program in the field of  Applied Clinical Pharmacology;
    • PC PHD for applicants who have completed (or are in the process of completing) a graduate degree (e.g., M.Sc.), and
    • PC PHD U (or "PhD Direct Entry") for applicants who have completed (or are completing) an undergraduate degree (e.g., B.Sc., B.A.)*
  • All applicants for the Ph.D. degree who have completed (or are in the process of completing) a Masters degree MUST include a reference from their M.Sc. program supervisor.
  • Each Department has specific applications and required documents. To apply online, applicants must access the websites of EACH department and apply directly. For every application submitted, applicants must pay the required processing fee. Departments have their own individual requirements for program applications (e.g. reference forms, etc.). What works for one Department will not necessarily work for another - e.g., application deadlines may be different.
  • Part-time studies are permitted for the Master's degree in Pharmacology under an approved part-time program. The academic requirements and application procedure are the same as for the full-time program. There is no part-time Ph.D. degree.
  • We do not confirm the receipt of applications. Applicants are responsible to ensure that they have read and understood the application requirements for Pharmacology, and that they have gathered all the necessary components of the application package. The receipt status of documents can be checked by logging into the online application form and viewing the details of the application. A delay can be expected between the time of receipt and when the status is updated.

*Applicants for the PhD Direct Entry who wish to also be considered for the MSc degree must indicate this in the "List of Proposed Supervisors and Research Areas".

Any other questions regarding the application process may be directed to:

The Graduate Assistant 
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Room 4207, Medical Sciences Building 
1 King's College Circle 
Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8
Email: pharmtox.dept@utoronto.ca

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