Application Process

We recommend reading this section in its entirety before beginning your application.

Application to the Master of Science in Biomedical Communications requires:

School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Application

Applications to the BMC program must be submitted to SGS through the online admissions application which is housed on a secure server in the University of Toronto. The program code in the Institute of Medical Science (IMS) is “MSC-B”.  Note that the BMC program is listed under Program of Study > Graduate Units > Medical Science. Please review the instructions on their website carefully.

Upon registering as a new applicant, an applicant identification number and password are emailed to you. You may save your progress and log out at any time. Once you have completed all required information steps, you may proceed to the payment stage of the application. After your payment is processed, your application is submitted and no further changes can be made to the information you have provided.  Please note that you will not be able to start uploading application materials until you have paid the application fee. At that point, you can return as many times as you wish to check on the status of your application and upload application materials.

Application Materials

Applicants must upload the following supporting documents (with the exception of the portfolio) to the SGS online application:


Upload unofficial transcripts  electronically to the SGS online application. Include a legend to your university’s grading scheme with the unofficial transcript. Official transcripts of successful applicants will be requested after admission decisions have been made. You do not need to send an official transcript at the time of application. Official transcripts can be sent to:

Biomedical Communications Program
HSC 308, 3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6


Your three required references must be from University/College faculty who know you well enough to be familiar with your strengths and weaknesses. If you already hold a graduate degree, your previous supervisor MUST be one of the three referees. The equivalent of a supporting letter must be included in the “comments” section of the Confidential Assessment Report.

Applicants enter referees’ contact coordinates, including an institutional email address (gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc. are not recognized) into the online application. The application system automatically contacts referees via email with a link through which they can upload a reference. Requests for the letters of reference are only sent after you have paid your application fee.


Upload a current copy of your résumé or CV to the online application.

Letter of Intent

Upload a one page statement describing your interest in Biomedical Communications. Include your name and applicant number on the statement.

Portfolio of Art

In your formal application to the BMC program, a portfolio of approximately 12-16 original images must be submitted to the BMC digital dropbox. To learn more about the portfolio and submission requirements refer to the portfolio page.

Application Fee

BMC will consider your application only after you have included all the application materials listed above and paid the School of Graduate Studies’ application fee of $120.00 CAD.

Payment of your application fee can be completed online by using VISA or MasterCard. This secure payment method is handled by Mirapay, a third party authorized by VISA and MasterCard. Mirapay provides SGS with payment confirmation only. Please note that the process requires that popup blockers on your web browser be disabled. If you are unable to pay by credit card you may print an invoice from the application and mail it to SGS with a certified cheque made payable to the School of Graduate Studies.

To proceed to the SGS online admissions application please click here.

What’s next?

The BMC Admissions Committee will review complete applications immediately after the application deadline. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted via e-mail. Applicants who do not receive an email, have not been selected for an interview. Read more about the interview.