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O que eu aprenderei?

The PhD program in Information provides opportunities for advanced scholarly inquiry into theoretical aspects of information and in the empirical investigations of information in various contexts.

PhD students come from different backgrounds and with different areas of interest. Therefore, the curriculum both fosters a common conversation about the field of information and supports the development of individual (even idiosyncratic) research projects. The focus of the program is to enable the student to achieve competence in order to carry out the research and writing of an original thesis in information.

​Program Requirements

To achieve candidacy, students must fulfil the following:

Students in the Media, Technology, and Culture concentration must complete 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

INF 3001H Research in Information: Foundations (0.5 FCE).

A methods course (0.5 FCE): INF 3012H Social Scientific Methods for Media or INF 3014H Cultural Interpretive Methods for Media and Technology. Course selection to be determined in consultation with the student’s research advisor.

INF 3009H Theory and History of Media Technology (0.5 FCE).

INF 3010H Power, Media, and Technology (0.5 FCE).

2.0 FCEs in elective courses relevant to media, technology, and culture (see elective list below).

Students in all other concentrations must complete 4.0 FCEs as follows:

​​​INF 3001H Research in Information: Foundations (0.5 FCE).

A methods course (0.5 FCE): INF 3003H Research in Information: Frameworks and Design or a specific methods course to be determined in consultation with the student's research advisor.

INF 3006Y Major Area Reading Course (1.0 FCE) or two additional electives to be determined in consultation with the research advisor (1.0 FCE).

2.0 FCEs in elective courses.

Students in all concentrations must:

Complete other courses appropriate for the student's research.

Pass a qualifying exam.

Present and defend a thesis research proposal.

Complete a thesis and pass a Doctoral Final Oral Examination.

Be regularly registered in the School of Graduate Studies during each year of the program.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Information

Opções de estudo

Período integral (6 anos)

CAD$6.210,00 (R$ 25.545) por ano
Data de início

Esperado Setembro 2021


University of Toronto

St. George Campus,

27 King's College Circle,


Ontario (ON),

M5S 1A1, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Brasil

Applicants can admit directly to the doctoral program from a bachelor's degree for highly qualified candidates (minimum average A- required) in some departments. Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL Paper-based Test Overall Score: 580, TWE: 4; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 85, with no part score below 80; Cambridge English Proficiency/Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 76 (with at least 22 in each component and 32 in the writing component).

Para estudantes internacionais

Average of at least A– in an appropriate master's degree program, or equivalent. Equivalency is normally determined by the number of courses and/or credits taken. Applicants holding an MLS or other master's degree earned in two or three sessions, or by completing 5.0 to 7.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs), will normally be required to take additional courses in the MI program.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with the following minimum scores:

Paper-based TOEFL exam: 600 with 5.5 on the Test of Written English (TWE)

Internet-based TOEFL exam: 107/120 with 24/30 on the speaking section and 27/30 on the writing section.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum required score of 8.0.

Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): with a minimum required score of 95 overall; 41 on the writing component; 27 on each of the other components.

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.