Students may pursue either an MA or PhD degree at the Centre. Students may also enroll in one of several collaborative programs.
MASTERS OF ARTS
Minimum Admission Requirements for the Master of Arts
For admission to the M.A. program, applicants must meet the following standard or its equivalent from a recognized university: the B.A. of this University with at least a B+ average standing, and with a significant concentration in theatre, drama, performance studies and related disciplines. Admissions are selective, and possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee acceptance. Funding packages are also available see below for more information.
Application Procedures www.sgs.utoronto.ca/prospectivestudents
Deadline for Applications to the M.A. program for 2017/2018: January 13, 2017 for Domestic Applicants, December 15th, 2016 for International Applicants.
In all cases, applications to the M.A. will consist of the following: 1) the completed on-line application of the School of Graduate Studies; 2) a resumé and covering letter outlining all activities pertinent to study at the Centre, in research, publication, teaching, and performing arts practice; 3) copies of all undergraduate transcripts forwarded directly to the Centre; and 4) two supporting letters of recommendation (submitted on-line), preferably from undergraduate instructors familiar with the applicant’s academic work, sent directly to the Associate Director, Graduate of the Centre. Applicants are strongly urged to consult the sections on funding practice and financial aid before applying.
Further introductory material on graduate studies at University of Toronto is available at: http://www.sgs.utoronto.ca
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
Admission Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy
Applicants for admission to the Ph.D. program must fulfill the requirements for the M.A. in the Centre, or the equivalent from a recognized university, with at least an A-minus average standing. Applicants who have taken the M.A. through the Centre must be recommended for further study by the instructors whose courses they have taken. Applicants holding the M.A. of this University in a subject other than drama, or the equivalent from another university, will be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program in the light of their previous work and its relation to the Centre’s requirements; additional course work may be required. Admissions are selective, and possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee acceptance.
Deadline for Applications for 2017/2018: January 13th, 2017 for Domestic Applicants, December 15th, 2016 for International Applicants.
In all cases, applications to the Ph.D. will consist of a completed on-line application of the School of Graduate Studies including; 1) a curriculum vitae and covering letter outlining all activities pertinent to study at the Centre, in research, publication, teaching, and performing arts practice; 2) two letters of recommendation from instructors familiar with their previous academic work; 3) a statement of research intent. The statement is required to ensure: that applicants demonstrate promise of independent research at an advanced level; that their stated scholarly interests are compatible with the Centre’s available resources; and that once admitted, candidates proceed with their programs expeditiously and with focus. The Centre recommends a statement of about 1000 words, although there is no official limit. Additional letters of recommendation are acceptable if they relate to areas of the candidate’s background not fully explained elsewhere in the application (commonly, work and education outside Canada, extended professional education and experience, teaching).
[Note: further documentation beyond what is stated above–for example, creative and research publications–is not required and will not be read.].
Further introductory material on graduate studies at University of Toronto is available at: www.sgs.utoronto.ca
- Information on admission to the MA program
- Information on admission to the PhD program
- Information on direct-entry admission to the PhD program (i.e without an MA)
- Information on collaborative program admissions