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Applications for Admission in Fall

You can start your application in the Graduate Admissions website.

You can check if the program is still accepting applications in the application deadlines page.

Further information about deadline dates, English language proficiency and the online application can be found on the Graduate Admissions website.  

To review a listing of all required documents, please refer to the Prepare Your Application page on the Graduate Admissions website. 

Program Information Session

Date: December 1, 2020**

**If you missed the live event, the recording will be posted here.

Admission Requirements

  • Four-year (honours) Bachelor's degree, or equivalent
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 / 4.33 (B), or equivalent, in the final half of the program

If you have not completed two or more years, full-time, at a Canadian university you will be required to provide certification of English language proficiency:

  • through one of the accepted examinations listed in the YSGS admissions website. Scores are valid for two years from the test date.
  • If you have completed two or more years at a university at which English was the primary language of instruction,  or have completed a graduate degree at a university where English was the primary language of instruction, applicants are required to provide an official statement from their institutions Registrar's office confirming the use of English as the Medium of Instruction for the duration of their study.

It is important to understand that meeting the minimum English proficiency requirements does not guarantee admission. 

You are required to submit a brief 500-word statement of interest demonstrating your capacity to succeed in the program.

The statement should describe:

  • Your motivations for pursuing graduate studies.
  • Your previous academic preparation.
  • Relevant work experience.
  • Future career plans.
  • Potential project proposal, should you have an early idea.

Please submit an updated résumé and highlight how your previous studies and experiences have prepared you for graduate studies at Ryerson University.

Two Letters of Recommendation are required for each application. The two recommendations should be from academic referees – former professors or research supervisors familiar with applicant’s abilities.

One recommendation may be substituted with a professional letter from a previous employer.

Referees names and contact information are entered during the online application process. They will be contacted directly via email by the Graduate Admissions Office for the recommendation.

It is your responsibility to make sure your Referees know to look for an email from Ryerson, where they will be able to submit your letter of recommendation.

Financing Your Studies

Fees for both international and domestic students will be posted on the fees section of the Registrar's Office website (see link below). 

Tuition is calculated by year for each program, it is not dependent on the number of courses taken per term. 

As per the 2020 fee schedule, tuition fees reported for the program are as follows:

  • Domestic: $10,335.93
  • International: $30,695.81

Tuition is a yearly charge, which is broken into three payments, each due at the beginning of each term (September, January and May).

The allocation of scholarships will be on a competitive basis and will be consistent with Ryerson’s policies concerning access, equity and research integrity, and the criteria established by Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management (F+PPCM) Graduate Program Committee.  The Committee will oversee the evaluation of candidates and selection of award winners.

You will be automatically considered to the following scholarships based on your admissions application:

  • Ryerson Graduate Scholarship (RGS): valued at $15,000.
  • Ryerson Graduate Fellowship (RGF): maximum value of $12,000.
  • Ryerson Graduate Development Award (RGDA): maximum value of $10,000.

Scholarships and Awards

The Yeates School of Graduate Studies (YSGS) website contains a comprehensive list of Scholarships and Awards, Additional Support, and External Funding Programs that will help you fund your education at Ryerson.

For questions about financial assistance, such as the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), please cosult the Student Financial Assistance office website.

Additional Funding Options

Career Boost, Graduate Assitant, Reasearch Assistant, Lab Monitor and Exam Invigilator opportunities are available to current students. Visit the Ryerson Careers website to apply. 

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