How To Apply


The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline.


  • March 1
  • Late applications to the MIRHR will not be considered.


  • January 15
  • Late applications may be considered if space is available.

Application Forms and Fee

Fee: $125 CDN (non-refundable).

  • Review the admission requirements to ensure you are eligible to apply.
  • Students are admitted to the academic session beginning each September. There is no January admission.
  • Applications will not be reviewed until the fee has been paid.
  • Apply online through the School of Graduate Studies.


Upload a scanned copy of your academic record from each post-secondary institution you attended.

  • Official English translations must accompany all foreign documentation.
  • Courses which are in progress, and for which grades are not yet available by the application deadline, can not be considered by the admissions committee.
  • Students who secure an offer of admission will be required to submit official academic transcripts directly from the institution.

Reference Letters


  • 2 academic references required, preferably from university instructors.
  • Employer references (or others) are acceptable if the writer is in a position to evaluate your academic abilities and preparation for graduate studies.


  • 3 academic references required, preferably from university instructors.
  • Supporting references should include letters from faculty associated with your Master’s program.

English Language Proficiency

  • Facility in the English language must be demonstrated by applicants educated outside Canada whose first language is not English.
  • The School of Graduate Studies recognizes four tests – TOEFL, COPE, IELTS, and MELAB.

GRE or GMAT Test Results


  • GRE or GMAT test results are not required but applicants can submit them for consideration, if they wish.


  • GRE or GMAT test results are required to support the application

Proposed Area of Study

  • A brief summary of your proposed area of study, career and educational research interests.
  • You may also use broad categories to describe your interests, e.g. labour-management relations, human resources management or labour and social policy.
  • If uncertain, simply indicate “unknown at this time”.

Other Documents and Samples of Work

  • An application supplement form is available online with the application.
  • A current resume is required.
  • personal statement is part of the application
  • The admissions committee may request a copy of recent academic work and publications. Do not provide this information except upon request.



There is no personal interview.


A personal interview may be requested at the discretion of the admissions committee.

Evaluation Process

Enrolment capacity is limited. Meeting minimum standards does not guarantee admission

  • The admissions committee begins meeting in January and most decisions are made by April 30.
  • The length of time to evaluate each application can vary.
  • Once a decision has been made, an official written notification will be sent.
  • You can check the status of your application using the SGS online application system.
  • If current studies are incomplete, the successful candidate will receive a conditional offer of admission. Instructions for clearing the conditions will be provided.


  • Review the School of Graduate Studies FAQ Section for prospective students.
  • Email your questions to
  • For more information about graduate studies at the University of Toronto visit the School of Graduate Studies website.