MA Admission & Application Information

Before you apply, it is recommended that you contact the Associate Director, Graduate or the Graduate Administrator in order to make an informed decision and learn about the program. 

Application opens

October 23, 2023

Application deadlines

Admission decisions are made during January to May, on an on-going basis; we encourage you to apply early. Applications will be open until April 14, 2024.

Applicants are considered under the School of Graduate Studies' General Regulations. Admissions are selective; possession of minimum qualifications does not guarantee acceptance.

Applicants must also satisfy the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies' additional admission requirements stated below:

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with standing equivalent to at least a University of Toronto B+ and with a significant concentration in theatre, drama, performance, and related disciplines.

Please visit the School of Gradaute Studies' English-Language Proficiency Testing page. 

Deadline to apply: April 14, 2024 for regular graduate funding package

Please visit the School of Gradaute Studies' International & Exchange Students page. 

Application Form & Fee

Supporting Documents

Include the following on your School of Graduate Studies Online Admissions Application

  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV) outlining all activities pertinent to study at the Centre, in research, publication, teaching, and performing arts practice. 
  • Copies of all undergraduate transcripts are acceptable for the application. Official transcripts are only required after an offer of admissions is received.
  • Two letters of recommendation providing substantive information on the applicant's abilities, achievements, and potential for graduate studies. We recommend that at least one letter is composed by an instructor familiar with your academic work and skills.
  • A Cover Letter: In 800–1,000 words, describe your scholarly interests, the reasons for your pursuit of graduate studies, your previous scholarly experience and artistic practice that have prepared you for a graduate program, and how the CDTPS is a good match for your pursuit.
  • Note: Only two recommendation letters are allowed. Applicants are strongly urged to consult Understanding Your Funding and Financial Aid & Advising before applying.

Learn more about graduate studies at the University of Toronto on the School of Gradaute Studies website.

Application Status Check

Log into your Online Admissions Application to check your application status. Your application will be marked “Under Review” when it has gone to the Admission Committee for consideration.

Notification Of Admission Decisions

Decisions are made as soon as possible, rather than by a specific date. By the end of the current admissions cycle (typically in May) the outcomes of all applications should be communicated.

Possession of the minimum requirements of the Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies and the School of Graduate Studies does not guarantee admission. Candidates must be competitive among fellow applicants.

As a Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies master’s degree student, you have the option of applying to a collaborative MA program in one of the following areas of study:

Please contact the Associate Director, Graduate or the Graduate Administrator if you intend to apply to a collaborative program.