Application Deadlines

 

Prospective students must be admitted to one of the collaborating graduate units and can apply separately to the CSB any time after.

 

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Education: CSB - Requirements

 

Admission Requirements

 

Applicants to the CSB must apply to and be admitted to both the CSB and a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating departments. It is required that students be accepted into a home department before applying to the CSB. Acceptance into the CSB is not required in the first year of graduate studies – it can be done in subsequent years as long as the student has enough time to complete the requirements.

 

Applications for admission to the CSB are considered only after admission to the collaborating graduate unit. Admission into a collaborating graduate unit does not guarantee admission into the CSB.

 

Click here to get the application form and details about supporting documentation. The application must be accompanied by:

  • CSB's application form
  • an up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • up-to-date copies of all transcripts
  • a one-page letter of intent
  • two letters of reference

Where a Master's or doctoral thesis is required, an email or note from the proposed supervisor indicating willingness to supervise the student should be submitted to the Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics (jcb.education@utoronto.ca). Click here for faculty and bioethicists who are available for advice relating to research proposals.

 

Specialization Requirements – Master's Level

  • Students will be expected to meet the requirements of the home graduate unit as well as those of the Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics. Students should check with their home graduate program whether the collaborative specialization course requirements may be counted towards the degree.
  • Students must complete:
  • SRM3333Y, a credit/no credit graduate seminar series in bioethics.
  • PHL 2145H, a review of the philosophical foundations of bioethics. Students who have completed an equivalent graduate course in philosophical bioethics may apply to the Program Director to have this requirement waived.
  • Bioethics-related 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE), see related courses.
  • Master's programs require either a thesis or equivalent research project as determined by the home unit. The thesis will be supervised by a thesis committee comprising a supervisor and two other members, at least one of whom is identified as an affiliated Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics faculty member. The thesis is evaluated according to the procedures and standards of the home graduate unit and must fall within the broad area of bioethics. Non-thesis projects require supervision; requirements for such projects will be determined by the home unit.

 

Specialization Requirements – Doctoral Level

  • Students will be expected to meet the requirements of the home graduate unit as well as those of the CSB. Students should check with their home graduate program whether CSB course requirements may be counted toward the degree.
  • Students must complete:
  • SDM4444Y, a credit/no credit graduate seminar series in bioethics.
  • PHL 2145H, a review of the philosophical foundations of bioethics. Students who have completed and equivalent graduate course in philosophical bioethics may apply to the Program Director to have this requirement waived.
  • Bioethics-related 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE), see related courses.
  • All doctoral candidates must complete a thesis. The thesis will be supervised by a thesis committee comprising a supervisor and normally two other members, at least one of whom is identified as an affiliated CSB faculty associate. The thesis is evaluated according to the procedures and standards of the home graduate unit and must fall within the broad area of bioethics.