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Winter 2023 admission: We are currently accepting domestic applications.

Spring 2023 admission: Application cycle opens November 1, 2022.

Fall 2023 admission: Application cycle opens October 15, 2022.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a master’s degree in chemical engineering or a related engineering or applied science discipline
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+)
  • Completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or a related engineering or applied science discipline
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+) in the last two years of study
  • Completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or a related engineering or applied science discipline
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study

How to Apply

Submitting a complete application package to the chemical engineering program is a three-stage process: 1) Connect with a supervisor; 2) Submit your application via the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC); and 3) Prepare your documents to upload via Toronto Metropolitan University’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 and PhD 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 chemical engineering 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.

Note:  For MEng students, securing a supervisor is not required for admission.

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 Toronto Metropolitan University’s 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 be emailed within 2-3 business days to create your online identity and upload your required documents, which are outlined below.

Make sure your documents are clearly labeled 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 all your required documents, your application will enter the review process. Monitor your application status in MyServiceHub and through the Applicant Upload portal.

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

  • Your reasons for pursuing graduate studies in chemical engineering.
  • The research interest(s) you may wish to pursue in a master's research project, thesis or doctoral dissertation.
  • How your previous studies and experience have prepared you for this program.
  • Your career objectives and how this degree program relates to them.

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 professional associations.

Two (2) letters of recommendation are required for this program. The referees you choose should be able to speak to your academic, research and/or professional abilities. Choose your referees with care as reference letters are a key component of your application package.

As a part of your online application, you will be asked to submit contact information for your referees. It is your responsibility to contact the referees before filling out the online application form to confirm their availability as no changes will be made after your application has been submitted.

Your referees will be contacted electronically within two to three business days of your application submission with further instructions. Please ensure that the contact information is accurate.

All reference letters must come directly from the referee. Student-submitted copies will not be accepted.

Please note that we reserve the right to contact your referees at any stage during the application process.

If you have any inquiries regarding references, please send them to

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 Toronto Metropolitan University undergraduate or graduate student, please upload your unofficial transcript. (Read “How to View My Unofficial Transcript” for more information on obtaining an unofficial transcript from MyServiceHub.)

Please note, your admissions application will remain incomplete and will not be forwarded to the programs admissions committee for consideration unless your transcripts are received/uploaded.

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

If your transcripts/documents 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. Please ensure to 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. Toronto Metropolitan 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.

Applicants who did not complete their bachelor's or master's degree in the English language will be required to submit a English language proficiency test score. More information about the acceptable language tests and minimum required scores can be found on the Graduate Studies Admission Requirements page.

For exemption from this requirement, you are required to provide an official statement from your institution confirming that English is the language of instruction and examination for the duration of study.