- Applications for the 2021 academic year are now closed and applications are currently under review.
- Applications for the 2022 academic year will open in September 2021. Please check back then for specific dates and deadlines.
Application Process and Timeline
|September 21, 2020||
Online Admissions Application portal opens. At this time, you can:
Additionally, 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 11, 2020||
By the December deadline,
Payment is made at the time of application online using only a Visa or MasterCard credit card. Once your payment has been received, emails will be automatically sent to your referees for their letters of reference with instructions to the template and a notice of their deadline date. Please ensure that you have the approval of your referees before these emails are sent.
|January 15, 2021||
All documentation should be uploaded onto the SGS Online Admissions Application portal including:
|end of February 2021 onward||Offers of admission from the Department of Art History will be sent out both electronically through email and physically mailed. Admissions are decided on a rolling basis from the end of February onward. Refer to the "Conditional Acceptance and Offical 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.