MScSM | Important Dates

Process & Important Dates

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

The online application system, for the next MScSM program that begins in September 2022, opened on October 1, 2021 and will close on March 15, 2022. 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 - application files that are completed by the application deadline, March 15, 2022. We do not accept or consider late applications.

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, 2022 however, there are two interim deadlines for those applicants who wish to receive an earlier admission decision.

The November 30, 2021 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). Please note that it is not mandatory that international students apply by November 30, 2021. This is only a suggestion, however, it can take many months to obtain a study permit for Canada and all permits/visas at the responsibiltiy of students/applicants. International students can apply by the January 31, 2022 deadline or the final application deadline of March 15, 2022, however this final deadline is often too late for international students to obtain their study permit and we do not grant deferrals if students are unable to obtain a study permit. We highly recommend international students applyand complete their applications by the January 31, 2022 interim application deadline.

For those applicants who complete their applications between October 1, 2021 and November 30, 2021, their files will be reviewed in early December 2021, with some online interviews scheduled for mid-December 2021, and an admission decision by January 15, 2022 (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 2021 grades, with are usually not available until mid-January 2022. Fourth year students can apply for the January 31, 2022 application deadline, or the final March 15, 2022 deadline.

The next interim application deadline is January 31, 2022. This is for all applicants who completed their online applications from December 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022, with online interviews scheduled for mid to late February, possibly early March 2022, with admission decisions forwarded by mid March 2022 (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 2021 semester grades are available before Janaury 31, 2022.

The final application deadline is March 15, 2022. All application files that are complete from February 1, 2022 to March 15, 2022 will be reviewed in late March 2022 and early to late April 2022, with online interviews scheduled in mid to late April 2022 and early May 2022 (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 2022.

Fourth year student applicants can apply for this application deadline as their Fall 2021 semester grades will be available. Their Winter 2022 semester grades will not be available but we can make a determination on the Fall 2021 grades and possibly extend a conditional offer. A conditional offer of admission is common for 4th year applicants. The conditions will include, submission of an official transcript with all final grades, and proof of convocation.

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 2022
  • Regrettably, we do not accept or consider late or incomplete applications
  • Any application not completed by the application deadline of March 15, 2022 will be closed and not considered

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