Application Process and Timeline
|October 15, 2021||
Please check the Department scholarship deadlines for the CGS-M, CGS-D/SSHRC, and/or OGS application(s). Refer to the "Applying for Government-Funded Awards" section below.
|December 17, 2021||
By the December deadline:
|January 14, 2022||
By the January 14, 2021 deadline, the following documentation should be uploaded:
|Early March 2022||
Admission Decisions made. An email will be sent advising that an Admission Decision has been made and you can login to view your Admission Decision letter.
Admissions are decided on a rolling basis from early March onward. Please see the "Conditional Acceptance and Official Transcripts" section below.
If you are given a letter of offer, as a condition of admission, you will be required to submit complete official paper transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended. The University of Toronto requires an official transcript from each post-secondary institution that you have attended. Each institution will have its own procedures for issuing transcripts, and in some cases, this can take weeks or even months. You must consider this timeline when requesting your transcript(s). All non-English language documents must be officially translated into English and submitted to the University of Toronto together with the originals. If you are unable to submit official documents, please contact the Graduate Office directly.
You may submit official transcripts in one of two ways:
- Instruct your institution(s) to mail an official transcript directly to the U of T graduate unit to which you are applying. The transcript must be issued directly to the Department of Art History and sent to our mailing address. Documents must be sealed in the original envelope from the issuing institution, with a signature across the seal.
- Obtain an official, “issued to student” transcript from your institution and mail it to the Department of Art History. Documents must be sealed in the original envelope from the issuing institution, with a signature across the seal. Photocopies, faxes, or documents arriving in previously opened envelopes will not be considered official.
Applying to a Collaborative Program and/or the PhD Program
If you are applying to a collaborative specialization program, its application procedures may differ from ours. Please visit the appropriate website to review the application procedures and any special admission requirements for that program. When submitting documentation ensure that you submit what is needed for the collaborative program application as well.
It is strongly recommended that applicants to the PhD program (including Direct Entry) visit the department and meet with the Director of Graduate Studies and the professor(s) in their area of interest.
Note: Direct entry PhD applicants will automatically be considered for the MA Program if unsuccessful to the PhD Program.
If you are in the process of applying to graduate programs for September, you should make an application to scholarship programs such as the Canda Graduate Scholarships Programs (Master's CGS-M and Doctorial CGS-D) and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS). Current University of Toronto students, especially fourth-year undergraduate students and MA students, should apply through the Department of Art History at U of T. If you are not a current U of T student, apply through your University, or, if you are not currently a student, apply directly to the granting agency's portal.