Applications for fall 2013 are now closed. Applications for fall 2014 will open in early October.
Please see admission requirements below.
There is no Winter admittance.
- Four-year (4 year) BA or equivalent.
- A minimum CGPA of mid B, and a minimum GPA of B+ in the final year of undergraduate studies. Admission is highly competitive, and meeting this requirement does not guarantee admission.
- Basic competencies in statistics and economics (Intro to Economics OR Microeconomics and Macroeconomics) are required in order to take the International Economics core course. Students who do not have an academic background in economics will be required to take micro- and macroeconomics courses mounted by the MGA program in their first year and International Economics in their second year.
Please follow the following instructions carefully.
Apply online through the School of Graduate Studies
Applications to the MGA 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. Once you access the SGS online admissions application and enter your contact information, an applicant identification number and a password will be emailed to you. You can leave and return to your application at any point until you move to the application fee payment stage. At that point you can return to check on the status of this application, including whether we have received your supporting documents.
Payment of your application fee must be received by the School of Graduate Studies before we will consider your application. You may pay online by VISA or MasterCard. If you are unable to pay by credit card, you may print an invoice from the application and mail it with a certified cheque to the School of Graduate Studies.
The online admissions application replaces previous pdf and printed application forms. If you have copies of those forms, please discard them and use the online application process only.
To proceed to the SGS online application please click HERE.
The following documents are required to apply to the MGA program and can be uploaded to the online SGS application.
- Official Transcripts-IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION
Official transcripts of your academic record from each university attended are required for admission.
The University of Toronto now requires applicants to submit an electronic copy of their transcript as part of the application package. Applicants must either scan or take a screen shot of their transcript and upload it to the application. All transcripts must be submitted this way. Applicants are only required to submit a hard copy of their transcript in a sealed envelope if they are requested by the department. Please do not submit a hard copy of the transcript unless requested.
Applicants who attended universities outside North America must provide notarized English translations to accompany all documentation not written in English. If academic records do not reflect the completion of studies in progress, official final academic records indicating that the degree has been conferred must be submitted to us as soon as possible and before admission can be finalized. Instructions about clearing these conditions are found on the offer of admission.
- Three Letters of Recommendation
We have no specific forms for this purpose. Letters of recommendation should be uploaded to your online application. While completing the online application you will be required to enter an e-mail address for your referee. They will then be sent an e-mail instructing them on how to upload their letter directly to your application. If referees would prefer to send in a hard copy they may do so to our office. Please have your referees use their own letterhead. If your referee would prefer to send a hard copy please ask your referees to enclose the letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope with a signature across the seal. Do not open the envelopes. Letters of recommendation will be part of the official student academic record; they are confidential and applicants/students will not have access to them. At least TWO letters must be academic.
- Writing Sample
Anything up tp 30 pages. This may be an essay submitted for one of your undergraduate courses, a portion of an MA or undergraduate thesis, case study or similiar report, or an analytical policy document. Pages in excess of the 30 allowed pages will be removed and discarded before the admissions committee reviews the writing sample. The writing sample may be shorter than 30 pages but no more than 30 pages.
- Statement of Scholarly or Professional Intent
Please attach a description of the analytical question or problem you would most like to pursue in our graduate program or a description of your professional trajectory . You may wish to indicate what theoretical approaches shape your thinking on this topic, and why our program is an appropriate academic environment for engaging in that work. Please do not make this an autobiography. Some background information may be relevant, but what we really want to know is what interests you academically. The statement may be no longer than one page single spaced.
- Resume or CV
This should include information not available elsewhere in your application package, including work experience relevant to your scholarly interests, academic awards, conference presentations, and publications.
- Completion of a Graduate Entrance Exam
(Required) Applicants to the MGA must complete a standardized graduate entrance exam and have their results sent to the MGA office. Only ONE test is required. The Admissions Committee does not require a specific score, and the test result is interpreted in light of the applicant's file as a whole. Applicants may choose to complete either the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT (if applying to the JD Program). Details on each exam are found below. Please submit your scores by the end of April. As noted in the FAQs, if you are unable to submit your GRE, GMAT, or LSAT scores by this deadline you may make arrangements with the program administrator to submit your scores late. Applicants who do not submit a test score by the end of April will either be given a conditional acceptance or have their application put on hold until the test scores are received.
Proof of English Language Proficiency (is necessary) if your primary language is not English (except Canadian citizens whose primary language is French) or if you have not graduated from a university whose primary instruction is English.
Minimum Recommended Scores:
TOEFL iBT Test (min score): Total score of 100-120. Speaking 22-30.
TOEFL PBT Test (min score): Total score between 600-677. Min 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE).
IELTS min score between Band 7-9.
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