PhD in Information Studies

Application Information

Be equipped to take on leadership roles in information and knowledge-based environments, including academia. The doctorate program features advanced scholarly research in the theoretical bases of information studies.

Before you apply, it is recommended that you attend an Admissions Event for PhD candidates in order to make an informed decision and learn about the various concentrations and program options.

  1. Academic Eligibility
    Check the admission academic requirements below to determine if you can be considered.
  2. English Language Proficiency
    If your first language is not English, then check if you are required to take a proficiency test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS).
  3. International Students
  • For information on the process of coming to study at the University of Toronto, consult the Centre for International Experience’s guide.
  • Use the International Degree Equivalencies tool to determine the minimum international credentials required for graduate study at the University of Toronto.
  • Check the requirements for obtaining a Study Permit (visa) with the Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) office for your geographic region. The office may require proof of English language proficiency, a medical examination, proof of funding, police certificates and immigration interviews. The university has no jurisdiction over the requirements set forth by the CIC.
  • Your Application

  • Supporting Documents

  • After You Apply

  • Collaborative Programs