Application & Admissions

The application for September 2018 admission will be available on October 16, 2017. The deadline to apply is January 22, 2018.

Students are admitted under the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants should meet the minimum qualifications for admission to graduate studies in geography and should identify and contact prospective supervisors at the time of application.

Applicants submit an application and all supporting documents through the SGS Online Admissions Application. Please review our detailed instructions prior to submitting an application for admission.

On November 17, 2017, the department will host an Open House for prospective graduate students.

In December 2017 and January 2018, we will be hosting a series of online chats for prospective graduate geography students.

Statement on Diversity

A strong commitment to diversity is a vital feature of the geography program. We are eager to reflect the increasing social diversity in our student population and faculty, and take pride in our efforts to bring a true diversity of perspectives on geography and related issues into our classrooms and other meeting places. We recognize that these objectives can be achieved in part through curriculum development, but  are also greatly enhanced by recruitment strategies. The purpose of recruiting the best talent from a wide range of ethno-culturally diverse communities is not merely to broaden existing geography programs, but to enrich them substantively by creating an intellectual environment where diversity of opinions about geography may thrive. As such, our understanding of diversity remains not only ethno-cultural but also social and political. We therefore welcome students with diverse educational backgrounds and work experiences from both Canada and other countries of the world. We especially welcome applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Contact Us

Graduate Student Advisor
Department of Geography and Program in Planning
University of Toronto
100 St. George Street, Room 5045
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3
Tel: (416) 978-3377
Fax: (416) 946-3886
Email: geograd@geog.utoronto.ca