Start researching graduate programs as early as possible, ideally before you enter your final year of undergraduate studies.
There are many factors you’ll want to consider when looking at graduate programs, including size, location, academic focus/strengths, reputation, research facilities, and so on. Discuss your plans with your professors and ask them where the best places are for graduate studies in your chosen field.
If possible, visit the campuses you’re interested in. Call ahead and see if you can make an appointment to speak to faculty members you’re interested in or who have been recommended by your professors. Also talk to graduate students who are currently studying in these programs to get the inside scoop.
Some useful websites to get you started include:
- U of T, School of Graduate Studies
- Graduate Studies in Ontario
- Universities Canada
Log in to the Career Learning Network (CLN) to access a more detailed list of Graduate Programs through Career Cruising (look on the menu under "Resources"). This excellent resource is available to all current U of T students as well as recent graduates from the past two years.