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The deadline for graduate admission to the 2017-2018 programs will be January 15, 2017.

Two letters of reference from university instructors, or equivalents. If you are uncertain about what types of persons to ask, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies for advice (note that these should normally be submitted through the SGS online application database). NOTE: Reference letters must be submitted on letter head paper and uploaded as a pdf document.

Students undertake graduate study in history and philosophy of science and technology from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds. The very broad scope of the field and the variety of fruitful approaches to it also imply that many different backgrounds are appropriate. The Admissions Committee considers each applicant’s record on its own merits.

Admission to the MA program requires a four-year Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, or its equivalent, from a recognized university with an average grade of at least a B+ in the final two years of undergraduate work.

Admission to the Ph.D. program requires either: (a) a four-year Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, or its equivalent, from a recognized university with an overall average grade of at least a B+ and of at least an A- in the applicant’s final two years of study, or (b) a master’s degree in History and Philosophy of Science, or its equivalent, from a recognized university, with an average grade of at least an A- in the applicant’s program and with no individual grade less than B+.

GRE results are not required.

Part-time MA and Flex-time PhD applicants must meet the same admissions criteria as full-time applicants.

Preparation for Graduate Study at IHPST: If possible, science students should incorporate some history and philosophy courses into their undergraduate program, and arts students would be well-advised to take some basic science courses, at least in their area of historical/philosophical interest. Candidates without adequate training in history or philosophy may be required to complete an appropriate number of undergraduate courses before being considered for admission.

Application Process

Applications for the 2017-2018 graduate programs are now closed. We thank all of this who applied for their interest in our programs. The results of our admission committee will be announced shortly.

The deadline for graduate admission to the 2017-2018 programs will be January 15, 2017.

Applications to the MA and PhD programs in History and Philosophy of Science must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) through the online admissions application, which is housed on a secure server in the University of Toronto.https://apply.sgs.utoronto.ca/

Once you access the SGS online admissions application and enter your contact information an application identification number and a password will be e-mailed to you. You can leave and return to your application at any point until you move to the payment stage.

Your Application Must Include:

Note: Applicants accepted to a graduate program must provide a hard copy of the Admission Application, and contact the referees to send signed Reference Letters on letter head paper to the IHPST.

Payment

Notes:

The initial deadline for applying with full documentation of January 15 assures consideration for University of Toronto fellowships. As the number of students that the Institute can fund is subject to quotas, those applying after that date, and who are academically admissible, may be put on a competitive waiting list. Applications for full-time admission received after May 1 are not normally considered for the upcoming year. Applicants are not normally admitted to a degree program beginning in January.

The deadline for applying for full-time status in a PhD stream program (including the MA leading to a PhD) is January 15 of each year. Students whose documentation is complete by that date will be considered for University of Toronto Fellowships (UTF). As the number of UTF awards is subject to yearly quotas, applicants who cannot be funded at this stage may be put on a competitive waiting list for whatever funding may become available. Admission decisions are sent out via e-mail starting on March 1st, and followed up with a hard copy letter to the address listed on the application.

The Institute does not normally accept any applications that are received after January 15, nor does it normally admit applicants to a degree program beginning in January. Exceptions to either of these rules require the permission of the Director of Graduate Studies, who should be consulted before applying under such conditions.

For more information, or assistance in completing your forms, contact:

Denise Horsley
Academic Assistant
IHPST – University of Toronto
316 Victoria College
91 Charles Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1K7
Canada
416-978-5397
Email: denise.horsley@utoronto.ca

 
 

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