This program is offered on a full-time basis only and begins in September. We have ONE admissions cycle per year.
This is a research degree. Candidates must hold a master’s degree with specialization in musicology, ethnomusicology or music theory, but may also be in a cognate field such as, for example, anthropology or cultural studies. Applicants must have an average standing of B+ or better.
Applicants, whether from the University of Toronto or from elsewhere, may be interviewed by the Department.
Application Supporting Documents
The following materials must be received on-line by the documents deadline:
- Transcript of your academic record from every post-secondary institution attended. Include a description of grading systems used, and full course titles. Applicants from universities other than the University of Toronto should provide course descriptions for specialized music courses where content is not clear from the course titles on the transcript.
- At least TWO letters of reference (one from an instructor in your major area and one from an instructor familiar with your academic work). Please contact your referees in advance to obtain an e-mail address (preferably a university e-mail address). Be sure to inform your referees that you are doing this and that the University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies will be contacting them by email.
- A short statement indicating background and intended area of interest.
- An extended essay (ca. 3000 words) demonstrating an ability to handle research problems.
- Curriculum Vitae.