University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

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Civil Engineering

University of Toronto - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:School of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Civil Engineering, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $6,210
Careers:Civil Engineers


The PhD program is designed for outstanding individuals interested in a rewarding career in fundamental or applied research. This program involves advanced courses and an intensive research program culminating in a thesis. Applicants may enter the PhD program via one of three routes: 1) following completion of an MASc degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, or chemistry; 2) transfer from the University of Toronto MASc program; 3) direct entry following completion of a bachelor’s degree.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*78
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
A completed undergraduate degree equivalent to a four-year University of Toronto program with a minimum final-year grade point average (GPA) of B+ (3.3 out of 4.0 or 78%) is required. Required grades must be achieved in each of the final two years of undergraduate study. Competitive admission averages are typically near or above 80% (A-).

Applicants must satisfy the department of the ability to undertake advanced research.

Admission directly from a bachelor's degree is permitted in exceptional cases.

If a student transfers from a master's degree program to a PhD program, courses taken during the master's program may be applied to the PhD program.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on May 08, 2023