February 4, 2015

Applying to the TRP

Impact patients, health & care!

We are looking for extraordinary thought leaders and creative problem solvers from across disciplines with exceptional achievements who want to have tangible impacts on health innovation through an applied graduate education.  If that’s you, find out how to apply!

The application is available online via the School of Graduate Studies Admissions Application website.

When applying to the MHSc in Translational Research in Health Science on the SGS application, please select MCTRRMHSC under the Institute of Medical Science as your Degree Program of Study (Degree POSt).
Your complete application will require:

  • Letter of Intent (1-2 pages / 500 words)
  • Updated CV
  • Academic transcripts
  • 3 Referee Letters

Your application can only be considered after you pay the SGS application fee.

Incomplete applications can not be reviewed. It is your responsibility to make sure that all required documents are submitted by the application documentation due date. You can check the status of your application on the online application website.

Applicants must upload to the online application website their updated CV, Letter of Intent, and copies of all academic transcripts from institutions attended.


References must be submitted by referees via the online application website. Applicants register their referees and their institutional email addresses and the online system will send them instructions for the letter of reference.


You must also have your academic institution(s) mail official copies of your transcript(s) to the TRP office as instructed by the application website. English language testing results must be sent directly to the TRP office. However, if you take the TOEFL test, the code for forwarding your results directly to the University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies is 0982.

If you completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, you do NOT need to pay for an official transcript. You can take a copy of your transcript online and upload it online and we will access the official records internally.

Letter of Intent

There is no set formula for a Letter of Intent. However, a strong Letter of Intent should address the following points:

  • Your expertise/background;
  • What makes you interested in the program?;
  • What you would like to get out of the program; and
  • An example of a Translational problem or project that requires development and what steps it might take to implement it.

Length of the letter should be 1 to 2 pages / 500 words

For special inquiries, or for questions regarding the Translational Research by Design program, please feel free to contact us! TRP.medscience(at)utoronto.ca.

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