Becoming part of the Lassonde Institute gives you the benefit of an integrated research environment in Canada’s largest and best research university. Graduate Studies can be undertaken in either the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering or the Faculty of Arts and Science.
We encourage enquiries from students who are seeking a unique interdisciplinary research environment, and who want to be challenged. Students are welcome to join one of the existing research groups, or to explore their own research projects within that environment. Interdisciplinary and nontraditional research paths are welcome, since they have historically led to some of the world’s greatest scientific and engineering advances. We welcome research enquiries from those working on first degrees in:
and related subjects.
Students at the Lassonde Institute enrol in a MSc or PhD program in a collaborating department. Current collaborating departments include: Civil Engineering, Geology, Physics, the Collaborative Program in Geophysics, and Materials Science & Engineering. Opportunities also exist to link Institute research topics with other science and engineering departments. The Lassonde Institute does not admit students directly to academic programs. Based on previous undergraduate and graduate (MA or MASc if applicable) training, applicants should contact the relevant department for specific terms of admission, forms and deadlines. Several departments have professors who are affiliated with the Lassonde Institute, and graduate students working with these professors are thereby affiliated with the Institute's current research interests. Currently, the Lassonde Institute welcomes applicants in the areas of engineering (civil, mining, mechanical, materials, etc.), geology, and geophysics.
The University of Toronto's School of Graduate Studies maintains criteria for admission.
Before you submit an application, please make sure that you meet our minimum academic requirement of mid-B average (73-75%) in each of the final two years of study in a Bachelor's degree program from the University of Toronto, or equivalent.
If you are applying for MASc, the minimum requirements are higher and applicants are expected to have at least an A- average (or International equivalent) in each of the final two years of Bachelor's degree programs. PhD applicants should have a minimum of A- average in their Bachelor's and Master's degree programs.
Please ensure that minimum requirements set by the School of Graduate Studies are met before you submit an application.
To ascertain the equivalency of degrees and qualifications obtained from outside Canada and the U.S., please FIRST refer to the School of Graduate Studies equivalency guide. There, you may review the admission criteria based on country of education.
English Facility: For candidates whose first language is not English, scores of at least 580 in the TOEFL (Tests of English as a Foreign Language), or 237 in computer-based TOEFL, and 4.0 in the TWE (Test of Written English); 8.5 in MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery); or 7.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System) are required. If you have studied for at least two years, or completed a certificate or degree program in Canada, U.S., Australia or Britain, you may be exempt from the English Facility requirement. The GRE is not required.
Only eligible applications will be considered for admission. Due to the competitive nature of the admissions process, please be aware that not all eligible applications will result in obtaining an offer of admission, and you are encouraged to apply to more than one university. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.