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Project Management in the Built Environment Admissions

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The project management in the built environment (MASc and MPM) graduate program has been developed with input from a multi-disciplinary Industry Advisory Council representing stakeholders from the entire project lifecycle. 

We admit approximately 20 students each year, ensuring you receive the individual attention you need to grow as an academic or skilled professional in this in-demand field.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduated with a four-year accredited undergraduate degree from a recognized institution, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B)
  • Achieved a minimum of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study
  • Obtained a minimum of 24 months (and preferably 36 months) of experience in the AECO industry for the MPM program.
  • Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.

How to Apply

Submitting a complete application package to the project management in the built environment program is a three-stage process: 1) Connect with a supervisor (if applicable for your program); 2) Submit your application via the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC), and 3) Prepare your documents to upload via Toronto Met’s Yeates School of Graduate Studies. (The online system is mandatory; the Yeates School of Graduate Studies will not accept any hard copy application packages, nor will they be processed.)

1. Connect with a Supervisor

Connecting with the right supervisor is crucial to your graduate student experience and career. It is highly recommended that MASc students secure a graduate supervisor with whom they will conduct research together. Visit our Find a Supervisor page to view available supervisors in your program for each academic term and degree.

To find a supervisor with research interests that align with yours, visit our Faculty page. To further optimize your supervisor search, consider exploring the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science’s areas of Research Expertise.

Please list the faculty member you wish to work with or the faculty member who has already agreed to supervise you on the online application. To learn more about this process, please contact the graduate program administrator and consult the Yeates School of Graduate Studies’ Tips for Finding a Prospective Supervisor.

At DAS, our process is degree-specific and outlined below.

MPM students
There is no need to secure a supervisor prior to admission to the master of project management (MPM) program. However, during the first two terms of your studies, it is your responsibility to find a faculty member who agrees to supervise your major research project if chosen instead of two electives.

MASc (research option) students
To be admitted to the master of applied science (MASc) program, you have to have a confirmed supervisor. It is your responsibility to find a faculty member who agrees to supervise your graduate research work. 

2. Submit Your Application via OUAC

Visit the Ontario Universities' Application Center website  (external link) (OUAC), select your “Status in Canada” from the drop-down menu and click “Save.”

Select the program(s) you wish to apply to and click “Save Program” (maximum three programs).

Create or log in to your OUAC account. Ensure that you write down your username and password so you may return to your application if necessary at a later date.

Prepare your application using the navigation bar on the left to fill out your information, click “Review and Submit,” and verify that all information is accurate.

Make the payment of $110 per program as requested. All application fees are non-refundable.

Submit your application.

Note: Make sure to apply to the correct program; once you submit your application, you cannot change the program(s) you selected initially.

Check your inbox (ensure it’s the email address you provided in your OUAC application) for instructions outlining how to upload your documents electronically.

Note: If you have a university email address, you will receive all correspondence via that email inbox. If you do not yet have a university email address, you will receive all correspondence via the email inbox indicated in your online application.

3. Prepare Your Documents to Upload via the Yeates School of Graduate Studies

After you have completed your OUAC application, an online account will be created for you on MyServiceHub within 1-2 business days. You will then be emailed within 2-3 business days with instructions to create your online identity and upload your required documents. Information on the required documents is outlined below.

Make sure your documents are clearly labelled before they are uploaded. Once you have gathered all the required documents and activated your online identity, you can log on to the Applicant Upload portal. After you have successfully uploaded your required documents, your application will enter the review process. Monitor your application status in MyServiceHub and through the Applicant Upload portal.

A statement of 500-1000 words should address the following:

  • Your reasons for applying to graduate studies in PMBE, including your preferred degree program (MASc or MPM);
  • How your previous studies have prepared you for this program
  • Your career objectives and how this degree program relates to you.
  • Thesis students: the research interest(s) you may wish to pursue.

You may include, but are not limited to, relevant work experience, education, awards (academic, professional or financial), publications, technical skills, research experience and/or memberships in relevant professional associations.

MASc Applicants

Two academic references from faculty members of your undergraduate program are required. 

However, if you are a MASc applicant who has graduated from the university’s BArchSc program within the last four years*, you are not required to submit letters of reference. Instead, type the following email address into the referee section of your application: gradreference@torontomu.ca.

*If you are applying for fall 2022, your last four years would be 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019.

MPM Applicants

One academic and one professional reference from a supervisor in an employment or field placement context are required.

Reference letters are a key component of your application package, so it is important that you select appropriate referees. It is also your responsibility to contact the referee before filling out the online application form to confirm their availability.

Your referees should have the ability to comment on your past achievements and your potential as a graduate student. In most cases, the referees will be former professors or research supervisors familiar with your abilities. However, if you have been out of school for a significant period of time, a letter from an employer may be more appropriate.

When Applying

Transcripts (or mark sheets, where applicable) are required from every accredited institution you have attended. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for admissions/evaluation purposes.

If you are a previous undergraduate or graduate student from this university, please upload your unofficial transcript. For more information on obtaining an unofficial transcript from MyServiceHub, consult How to View My Unofficial Transcript.

Applicants from Ontario universities and colleges will have the option of ordering their transcripts while completing the online application.

If your transcripts are in a language other than English, you must provide a notarized English translation. Please note that translations do not replace original documentation – both versions must be submitted.

Please include your institution's grading scale, often located on the back of a transcript, and upload both sides of your transcript. If your transcript does not list a grading scale, please ensure you upload a document from the university with the grading scale outlined. The university reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion if a grading scale is not provided.

The Yeates School of Graduate Studies does not accept external assessments conducted by third-party agencies such as WES or ICAS. However, when requested, Yeates will accept the verification of the document only.

Upon Admittance

Once you have been admitted into the master of project management (MASc or MPM) program and confirmed your offer, you must have an official final transcript(s) sent in a sealed envelope directly from every accredited institution you have attended, if this transcript(s) is not already on file at the university.

An official transcript is a document that an institution’s Registrar’s Office typically prepares. Official transcripts are printed on security paper and bear the official seal of the institution. This document includes all courses completed, final grades, degree(s) awarded and other applicable academic information. Official e-transcripts sent directly from an institutional email address will be accepted. All official e-transcripts must be sent to grdadmit@torontomu.ca. Toronto Met students are not required to submit an official university transcript.

If you are taking a spring and/or summer course(s) and your graduation status has been delayed to the fall term, you must submit an official transcript with all completed courses and grades. You must also submit a letter from your institution’s Registrar’s Office stating your degree requirements have been met and that you are eligible to graduate, including the date of the expected convocation. This letter must be prepared on official letterhead and sent directly from your institution in a sealed envelope.

If you have withdrawn from a program since applying and accepting an offer to this university, and the program did not serve as the basis of your admission, your official transcript must indicate that you have withdrawn from the program. Alternatively, you may submit an official transcript with all completed courses and grades and attach a separate letter from the institution’s Registrar’s Office confirming that you have withdrawn from the program. This letter must be prepared on official letterhead and sent directly from your institution in a sealed envelope. Please contact the Admissions Office to ensure a withdrawal from a program does not impact your admission status.

Note: Your admissions application will remain incomplete and will not be forwarded to the program’s admissions committee for consideration unless all required documents are received.

If you have not completed two or more full-time years or a graduate degree at a Canadian or another university where English was the primary language of instruction, you will be required to provide certification of English language proficiency through one of these accepted examinations. Test scores are valid for two years from the test date.

If you have completed a degree internationally at a French-speaking institution, you must also provide English language proficiency.

For exemption from this requirement, you must provide an official statement from your institution’s Registrar's Office confirming the use of English as the medium of instruction for the duration of your study.

Note: Meeting the minimum English proficiency requirements does not guarantee admission. Programs may set additional requirements to these minimum standards.