Each application is individually assessed by the
Admissions Committee of the Division. However, even
though a candidates’ academic record (as well as
TOEFL scores) may warrant acceptance into
the M.Sc. or Ph.D. programs, the student cannot
enter either of these programs until a researcher
willing to supervise the thesis work, and to
financially support the student, is found. Please
note that the reverse is not true – even though a
student may have found a supervisor willing to
accept him/her into their laboratory, this does not
guarantee admission into the chosen program.
Admissibility into our programs is based solely on
the student’s record.
A listing of supervisors,
their research projects, as well as their last three
publications is available on our web site (refer to
the “Faculty and Staff” section of our web page).
Students should e-mail prospective supervisors in
whose projects they are interested in order to find
a laboratory in which there is a vacancy. This may
be done either before or after having applied to the
If your file is
reviewed by the Admissions Committee and you are
judged as being admissible but have not yet found a
supervisor, the Department will circulate your file
to all supervisors, in an effort to aid you in
securing a laboratory placement. Whether you
identify your own laboratory or are approached by a
supervisor due to our having circulated your file, we recommend that you meet with any
potential supervisor and that you gather information
about your proposed laboratory before accepting a
position. We have compiled a document to aid you
with regard to this matter (“Selecting your
Laboratory of Training” PDF).
potential students into their laboratories must
guarantee financial support of at least the minimum
level established by the Executive Committee of the
Division, when students have not obtained a graduate
study award or fellowship.
Once a student has found a supervisor, the
laboratory placement must be confirmed by having the
supervisor complete the “Confirmation of
Supervision” (PDF) form and return it, along
with a 1-2 page description of the proposed thesis
project, to the departmental
office via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
An application will be considered incomplete and
will not be processed for admission until these 2
documents have been received.
No admission will be
processed where a lab placement has not been
confirmed and where funding is not available to
support the student’s studies.