MScSM | Important Dates

Process & Important Dates

The application deadline has passed for our program that begins in September 2021. We thank all applicants and endeavour to forward all admission decisions by mid May 2021.

The next available MScSM program begins in September 2022. The online application system for that program will open on October 1, 2021 and close on March 15, 2022.

Admission information, including admission criteria (subject to change each year), will be posted on our website in late August 2021.

The online application system, for the next MScSM program that begins in September 2021, opened on October 1, 2020 and will close on March 15, 2021. Only applications submitted through this UofT School of Graduate Studies online application system are considered for admission. In addition, the MScSM Admissions Committee only considers completed application files.

Completed application files consist of: completing the online application form, paying the $125 CDN funds application fee via credit card, submitting both the electronic versions of all post-secondary transcripts and arranging for the official transcripts to be mailed directly to the MScSM Program, two reference letters, a resume and a Letter of Intent responding to our five questions listed on the admission criteria/documents page.

The final application deadline is March 15, 2021 however, there are two interim deadlines for those applicants who wish to receive an earlier admission decision.

The November 30, 2020 interim application deadline is only for those applicants who have already completed their undergraduate bachelor degree and for international applicants who need to obtain a visa to study in Canada (and who have completed their undergraduate studies). (All visas are the responsibility of students/applicants.) Please note that it is not mandatory that international students apply by November 30, 2020. This is only a suggestion. International students can apply by the January 31, 2021 deadline or the final application deadline of March 15, 2021.

For those applicants who complete their applications between October 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020, their files will be reviewed in early December 2020, with some online interviews scheduled for mid-December, and an admission decision possibly by January 15, 2021 (forwarding of final admission decisions may depend on the volume of applications at this time). 

The November 30 application deadline is not an option for current fourth year students as we require Fall 2020 grades, which are not usually available until mid January 2021. Fourth year students can apply for the January 31, 2021 application deadline, or the final March 15, 2021 deadline.

The next interim application deadline is January 31, 2021. This is for all applicants who completed their online applications from December 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021. Their application files will be reviewed in early to mid February 2021, with online interviews scheduled for mid to late February, possibly early March 2021, with admission decisions forwarded by mid March 2021 (forwarding of final admission decisions by mid March, may depend on the volume of applications at this time).

Fourth year student applicants can apply for this application deadline, if their Fall 2020 semester grades are available before Janaury 31, 2021.

The final application deadline is March 15, 2021. All application files that are complete from February 1, 2021 to March 15, 2021 will be reviewed in late March 2021 and early to late April 2021, with online interviews scheduled in mid to late April 2021 and early May 2021 (please note that only qualified applicants will receive an invitation to an interview). Admission decisions will be forwarded to all applicants by early to mid May 2021.

Fourth year student applicants can apply for this application deadline as their Fall 2020 semester grades will be available. Their Winter 2021 semester grades will not be available but we can make a determination on the Fall 2020 grades and possibly extend a conditional offer.

Please note:

  • Only qualified applicants will receive an invitation to a online interview. (not all applicants with completed applications will receive an invitation to a virtual interview).
  • All admission decisions will be forwarded to all applicants by mid May 2021
  • Regrettably, we do not accept or consider late or incomplete applications

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the MScSM program office via email mscsm.utm@utoronto.ca