Application Requirements, Deadlines, and Procedures (MRS)

MRS is now accepting applications for Fall 2023!

To access the application form that is right for you, please refer to the "Admissions Procedures" section below. 

The Application Deadline is February 1, 2023. 

As our response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, applicants should note the following information regarding scheduled on-campus activities and technical requirements for online learning

On-Campus Activities

Ontario’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Changes will likely occur as the province and its municipalities adjust to new data about the virus. In these circumstances, please be advised that the manner of delivery of courses, co-curricular opportunities, programs, and services is subject to change, in accordance with university policies. The University thanks its students, faculty, and staff for their flexibility during these challenging times as we work together to maintain the standards of excellence that are the hallmark of the University.

Technical Requirements

In order to support discipline-specific activities / course work in the joint Medical Radiation Sciences program (all streams), students must have dedicated access to a PC with a Windows operating system (OS) that meets identified minimum technology requirements. (Please refer to Michener’s Minimum Technology Requirements for full details).

As they do not currently support MRS Program discipline-specific tools, all non-Windows based devices are not recommended and cannot be supported, these include the following:

- Apple macOS devices (e.g. Macbooks, iMacs)

- Apple iOS devices (e.g. iPad, iPhone, iPod touch)

- Android devices (e.g. Samsung, Google, LG phones & tablets)

- ChromeOS devices (e.g. Chromebooks & Chrometops)

The MRS application/admission process is used to identify applicants with foundational academic skills and professionalism required to succeed in the program and on which to further develop competencies required for health professional certification and success.


 

Admission Requirements

MRS is a second-entry program designed for students with at least one year of university experience. Applicants must meet academic requirements, participate in the Admissions Interview process and provide proof of English proficiency (if applicable).

Academic Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the MRS Program, you must present:

  • A minimum of one year (5.0 full course equivalents) of university education, with successful completion of 0.5 credit (typically a one-semester course) in each of:

Biology

Undergraduate courses which are equivalent to U of T’s BIO130H1 (Molecular and Cell Biology) or courses with a primary focus on molecular, cellular and/or human biology, will typically be sufficient to satisfy the Biology prerequisite requirement. Anatomy and Physiology courses, as well as advanced courses in areas such as Genetics, Immunology, and Neuroscience, will also be considered. To determine course equivalencies, please refer to U of T’s Transfer Explorer tool: http://transferex.utoronto.ca.

Please note that biochemistry courses; courses which focus on ecology, plant or animal biology; and lab/research courses are not suitable to satisfy the Biology requirement for MRS admission. Prerequisite courses must be part of (or transferable to) an undergraduate degree program; we are not able to consider diploma or certificate program courses for admission purposes.

If you are unsure if a course you have completed, or plan to complete, will be appropriate for admission purposes, please forward the course code and course syllabus (if available) to mrs.admissions@utoronto.ca for review.

Mathematics

Undergraduate courses which are equivalent to U of T’s MAT135H1 (Calculus 1A) or courses with a primary focus on Calculus or Algebra at the university level will usually be sufficient to satisfy the Math prerequisite requirement. To determine course equivalencies, please refer to U of T’s Transfer Explorer tool: http://transferex.utoronto.ca.

Please note that Statistics courses do not provide an adequate foundation for the MRS Program and therefore are not considered appropriate to satisfy the Mathematics requirement for MRS admission. Prerequisite courses must be part of (or transferable to) an undergraduate degree program; we are not able to consider diploma or certificate program courses for admission purposes.

If you are unsure if a course you have completed, or plan to complete, will be appropriate for admission purposes, please forward the course code and course syllabus (if available) to mrs.admissions@utoronto.ca for review.

Listed below are popular Mathematics courses that are appropriate to satisfy the Mathematics requirement for MRS admission.

University Popular Suitable Mathematics Courses
Algoma University  MATH1036
Athabasca University MATH265     MATH270
Brock University MATH1P01     MATH1P05     MATH1P97
Carleton University MATH1007     MATH1107
Concordia University (Montreal) MATH203
Dalhousie University MATH1000
Lakehead University  MATH1151     MATH1171
Laurentian University MATH1036     MATH1057
McEwan Univeristy  MATH114
McGill University MATH140     MATH150
McMaster University MATH1A03     MATH1LS3
Memorial University MATH1000
Mount Allison University MATH1111
Nipissing University  MATH1046     MATH1911
Ontario Tech University  MATH1010U     MATH2050U
Queen’s University MATH120     MATH121     MATH123
Simon Fraser  MATH154
Thompson Rivers University MATH1141
Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)  MTH108     MTH140     MTH207
Trent University  MATH1110H
University of Alberta MATH100     MATH114     MATH125
University of British Columbia MATH100     MATH101     MATH102     MATH103
University of Calgary MATH265
University of Guelph MATH1080     MATH1200
University of Lethbridge MATH1560
University of Manitoba MATH1500
University of New Brunswick MATH1001     MATH1003
University of Ottawa MAT1320     MAT1330
University of Regina  MATH110     MATH122
University of Saskatchewan MATH110     MATH164
University of Toronto (Mississauga) MAT132H5     MAT135H5     MAT223H5
University of Toronto (Scarborough) MATA29H3     MATA30H3     MATA23H3
University of Toronto (St. George) MAT135H1     MAT223H1
University of Waterloo MATH127     MATH137
University of Western Ontario CALCULUS1000     CALCULUS1500
University of Windsor MATH1720
University of Winnipeg MATH1103
Wilfrid Laurier University MA101     MA103     MA122
York University SC/MATH1013     SC/MATH1300     SC/MATH1506

Physics

Undergraduate courses which are equivalent to U of T’s PHY131H1 (Introduction to Physics I) or courses that include topics such as classical kinematics and dynamics, energy, force, angular momentum, oscillations and/or waves will usually be sufficient to satisfy the Physics prerequisite requirement. To determine course equivalencies, please refer to U of T’s Transfer Explorer tool: http://transferex.utoronto.ca.

Please note that courses intended for non-scientists with a focus on general concepts of Physics (or astronomy) do not provide an adequate foundation for the MRS Program and therefore are not considered appropriate to satisfy the Physics requirement for MRS admission. Prerequisite courses must be part of (or transferable to) an undergraduate degree program; we are not able to consider diploma or certificate program courses for admission purposes.

If you are unsure if a course you have completed, or plan to complete, will be appropriate for admission purposes, please forward the course code and course syllabus (if available) to mrs.admissions@utoronto.ca for review.

Listed below are popular Physics courses that are appropriate to satisfy the Physics requirement for MRS admission.

University Popular Suitable Physics Courses
Algoma University  PHYS1006
Athabasca University PHYS200     PHYS204
Brock University PHYS1P21     PHYS1P91
Carleton University PHYS1001     PHYS1003
Concordia University (Montreal) PHYS204
Dalhousie University PHYC1190
Lakehead University  PHYS1113     PHYS1211
Laurentian University PHYS1206EL
McEwan University  PHYS124
McGill University PHYS101     PHYS102     PHYS131
McMaster University PHYSICS1A03     PHYSICS1D03     PHYSICS1E03
Memorial University PHYS1020
Mount Allison University PHYS1051
Nipissing University  PHYS 1006
Ontario Tech University PHY1010U     PHY1030U
Queen’s University PHYS117A
Simon Fraser University  PHYS101
Thompson Rivers University PHYS1103
Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)  PCS106     PCS120     PCS125     PCS211
Trent University  PHYS1001H
University of Alberta PHYS124     PHYS144
University of British Columbia PHYS101     PHYS107
University of Calgary PHYS211     PHYS221
University of Guelph PHYS1070     PHYS1080
University of Lethbridge PHYS1000
University of Manitoba PHYS1050 
University of New Brunswick PHYS1801
University of Ottawa PHY1121     PHY1321
University of Regina  PHYS109
University of Saskatchewan PHYS115     PHYS117
University of Toronto (Mississauga) PHY136H5     PHY146H5
University of Toronto (Scarborough) PHYA10H3     PHYA11H3
University of Toronto (St. George) PHY131H1     PHY151H1
University of Waterloo PHYS111     PHYS115     PHYS121
University of Western Ontario PHYSICS1101A/B     PHYSICS1201A/B
University of Windsor PHYS1400 
University of Winnipeg PHYS1301
Wilfrid Laurier University PC141
York University SC/PHYS1011    SC/PHYS1411     SC/PHYS1421 

Social Science

Courses in areas such as Sociology, Economics, Social Geography, Political Science, Anthropology, Women’s Studies, Criminology as well as some Psychology courses may be suitable to satisfy the Social Science prerequisite requirement. Acceptable courses will focus on the study of society and the manner in which individuals behave and influence the world beyond their immediate experience. In most cases, if the institution that offers the course has categorized the course as Social Science, it will be acceptable to satisfy the Social Sciences prerequisite requirement.

Please note that Humanities courses (including Art, Cinema, Classics, Drama, English, History, Literature, Philosophy and Religion courses) are not suitable to satisfy the Social Science requirement for MRS admission. Prerequisite courses must be part of (or transferable to) an undergraduate degree program; we are not able to consider diploma or certificate program courses for admission purposes.

If you are unsure if a course you have completed, or plan to complete, will be appropriate for admission purposes, please forward the course code and course syllabus (if available) to mrs.admissions@utoronto.ca for review.

  • A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (cGPA) of B-
  • Grade 12 U-level Chemistry or equivalent (Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Technology applicants only)

The above-noted requirements are valid for applicants seeking Fall 2023 admission. Academic requirements are subject to change for future admission cycles. Please note that admission is competitive and satisfying these requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admissions Interviews

After careful review of academic transcripts, academically competitive applicants will be invited to participate in the online Admissions Interview process. If you have been invited to the Admissions Interview detailed information will be communicated to you.

English Language Requirement

Because all lectures, seminars and clinical laboratory sessions and activities are conducted in English, it is essential that students have adequate knowledge of written and spoken English. Applicants for whom English is a second language may be required to provide proof of English language proficiency. Refer to U of T’s English Language Requirements for details. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that documents are received no later than February 15.

 

Admission Procedures

The MRS application and admissions process involves a number of important steps which are described below.

1. Apply Online (Deadline: February 1)

All prospective students apply to U of T through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) via the OUAC 105 ApplicationU of T's Internal Application or U of T's International Application. To learn more about which application is right for you, please visit U of T's Applications page.

If you are currently, or have previously, registered in a U of T degree, diploma or certificate program, you may be eligible to use U of T Internal Application. Please be aware that all application correspondence will be sent to you via your 'utoronto.ca' email address even if you have provided a different email address on your application.

Once we receive your application U of T Enrolment Services will send you an email acknowledgement including your JOINid/UTORid and your University of Toronto applicant number. Soon after, you will receive an additional acknowledgment message from the MRS Admissions office with detailed information about the next steps in the MRS application process.

2. Submit Documents (Deadline: February 15)

Applicants must submit the MRS Applicant Checklist, final or in-progress academic transcripts, and acceptable proof of English language proficiency (if required) by the February 15 Document Deadline.

  • MRS APPLICANT CHECKLIST

Applicants must complete and submit the MRS Applicant Checklist by the document deadline to confirm academic eligibility and to report prerequisite courses/grades. The Checklist is completed and submitted online after an application for admission has been received by the University; however, you can view a preview of the MRS 2023 Applicant Checklist

  • TRANSCRIPTS

You must submit full documentation for all post-secondary studies. Transcripts must include grade results for the Fall 2022 Semester and indicate any in-progress Winter Semester courses (if applicable). After your application has been received, visit our JOIN U of T application site on a regular basis to determine what documents are required to complete your file.

Transcripts must be submitted electronically via Parchment/Naviance/OUAC whenever possible. Where electronic transfer of documents is not possible, please upload an unofficial copy of your transcripts directly to the JOIN U of T application site. We may request original/official documents at any time during the application process. If admitted you will be required to arrange for official transcripts to be sent directly to Enrolment Services.

Transcripts from Ontario universities and colleges must be received via the Ontario Universities’ Electronic Transcript System (EDI) via OUAC. We do not accept paper transcripts from Ontario universities and colleges. If you are in enrolled Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 courses, you will make two separate transcript requests: the first transcript should be sent after the Fall semester (with Fall 2022 semester results) and arrive by the February 15 Document Deadline. If offered admission, you must submit an updated final transcript once your Winter 2023 (and Spring 2023, if applicable) courses are complete. 

Notarized English translations of all documents issued in a language other than English or French is required. A decision can sometimes be made based on complete, accurate translations prepared by you.

University of Toronto Students: If you are currently registered, or have registered previously in a U of T degree, diploma, or certificate program, or as a Non-degree or Visiting Student, the MRS Admissions Office will have internal access to your official U of T record and will not require a U of T transcript. However, you must arrange for your official transcripts to be sent from all other universities/colleges you have attended. Also, please be aware that all email correspondence will be sent to your 'mail.utoronto.ca' email address even if you have reported a different email address as part of your application.

For more information and document deadlines, please refer to the Admissions website.

  • PROOF OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Applicants for whom English is a second language may be required to provide proof of an English language assessment. Refer to U of T’s English Language Requirements for details. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that documents are received no later than February 15.

3. Attend the Admissions Interview  (Late March)

Academically competitive applicants will be invited to participate in the online Admissions Interview process. Interview invitations will be sent by email in March. Applicants who have not been selected for an interview will also be notified at this time.

4. Receive Your Admission Decision (Late April / Early May)

U of T will issue admission decisions by early May. If there are conditions associated with your Offer, details will be indicated in the Offer of Admission. The deadline to satisfy any/all conditions will be July 15. 

5. Accept Your Offer and Submit Your Tuition Deposit (June)

To accept your Offer of Admission, and hold a space in the program, you must submit your non-refundable tuition deposit ($500), and confirm that you have reviewed and understood program/registration requirements. For more information see the Post-Admission Requirements information posted on Michener's website. The submission deadline will be stated within your Offer of Admission.

6. Submit Documents to Satisfy Conditions (Deadline: July 15)

If you have been issued a conditional Offer of Admission, you must submit official transcripts and satisfy these conditions by July 15. If you have been granted a conditional offer and you do not satisfy the conditions by July 15, your Offer of Admission may be withdrawn.

7. Satisfy Post-Admission Requirements (June-August)

Admitted MRS applicants must provide a Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC), submit health requirements documentation, and satisfy other Post-Admission Requirements.

For more information, refer to the Post-Admission Requirements section of Michener’s website. As many requirements must be satisfied before classes begin, we recommend that applicants begin the process to satisfy the VSC and health requirements immediately after accepting their Offer of Admission. For information regarding specific requirements please see Michener's Health Services & Requirements page.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked admissions questions. If you have additional questions or need further clarification, please reach out to our admissions team at mrs.admissions@utoronto.ca for assistance.

Q: I am not sure if my previous studies will satisfy the admission requirements, can you help?

Yes. If you have studied in Canada, you may find U of T’s Transfer Explorer helpful in determining if your courses have been previously assessed as equivalent to the U of T courses recommended above. If you have questions about whether other related courses could be used for admission purposes, please contact us for more information.

Yes. If you have studied outside of Canada, we ask that you provide a course description or syllabus (in English) for each course that you wish to use for admission purposes. We will review your submission and advise as to whether the course content would provide the adequate and relevant foundational skills needed to be successful in our program. Please note that final official verification of transcripts and previous studies will be completed by Enrolment Services after your application and official documents have been received.

Q: I am an international applicant and/or I have previously studied outside of Canada. Can I apply?

Yes. Applicants who are not Canadian citizens / Permanent Residents (or who have completed undergraduate level studies outside of Canada) are eligible to join the MRS program and the admission requirements/procedures are the same for domestic and internationally-educated applicants.

If you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, or if you have completed prerequisite studies outside of Canada, you are welcome to apply if you believe that your previous studies would be considered equivalent to at least one full year of university study in Canada (with an average of B- / 70% or higher) and you have completed at least one university-level course in each of the subjects of Biology, Math, Physics and Social Science.

Please note that MRS will conduct an official assessment of your transcripts once you have applied, and we will be able to confirm your eligibility once our assessment is complete. As a result, we recommend that applicants who have previously studied outside of Canada apply early.

After you have submitted your application and you have been granted access to the U of T application portal, you may upload unofficial copies of your transcripts directly to the application portal if your previous institution does not transmit transcripts electronically. Please note that official transcripts, sent directly from the issuing institution, will be required at a later time and before admission can be finalized.

Q: I won’t be able to complete all the prerequisites by the February 15 Document Deadline. Can I still apply?

Yes. If you’ve just recently discovered our program and are unable to present results in all prerequisite courses by the February 15 Document Deadline we may still consider you for admission if:

  • Your GPA (or cGPA), grades earned in completed prerequisites, and admission interview scores are competitive.
  • You submit proof of registration which indicates that you will be able to present satisfactory results for all prerequisites by July 15.

Due to the varying duration of spring/summer university courses, you may wish to consider taking courses at another institution or online. Please consult with our office for further information and advice on course selection.

Q: Where do I submit transcripts? And how?

If you are a current U of T student, or if you have registered previously in a U of T degree, diploma, or certificate program, or as a Non-degree or Visiting Student, we have access to your U of T record and will not require a U of T transcript. However, you must arrange for your final official transcripts to be sent from all other universities/colleges you have attended.

If you are submitting transcript from Ontario Universities and Colleges, your transcripts must be received via the Ontario Universities’ Electronic Transcript System (EDI) via OUAC. We DO NOT accept paper transcripts from Ontario Universities and Colleges. If you are currently enrolled, you must make two separate requests when you submit your OUAC Transcript Request: a request for a transcript to date (including all results for courses completed during the Fall semester prior to the February 1 Application Deadline) and a request for a final transcript once your Winter semester (and Spring semester, if applicable) courses are complete. 

If you have studied outside of Ontario, your documents must be submitted electronically via Parchment/Naviance whenever possible. Where electronic transfer of documents is not possible, please upload an unofficial copy of your transcripts directly to the Join U of T  portal. You will be granted access to the portal once your application has been acknowledged by U of T Enrolment Services. We may request official documents at any time during the application process. If admitted you will be required to arrange for official transcripts to be sent directly to Enrolment Services. Transcripts must include the full course name and code and the grading scale of the institution.

If you are required to submit English Facility documents, results should be forwarded directly from the testing service. If you are unsure if you will be required to submit proof of English Facility, please refer to U of T’s English Language Requirements.

Q: Where will I be able to practice after I graduate from the MRS Program?

Medical Radiation Sciences education in Canada is widely recognized and enables MRS graduates to pursue certification across Canada and abroad.

Students who successfully complete the MRS Program are eligible to write the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) certification exam (which you must successfully pass in order to practice as a Medical Radiation Technologist in Canada) as well as The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) certification exams (which you must successfully pass in order to practice in the United States). If you plan to practice in the United States, you should also review Individual State Licensure Information. Our graduates have also successfully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the United Kingdom and have met certification requirements in other jurisdictions.

As the registration/certification/licensure requirements vary by region and political jurisdiction, we recommend that you contact the regulatory body that oversees the profession in the jurisdiction in which you wish to work for more information about the registration/certification/licensure requirements and process.

Q: Does the MRS Program include work experience?

Yes. All students in the MRS program are guaranteed non-paid clinical placements at one or more of our partner hospital sites across the province. MRS students begin acquiring skills in a safe and simulated hospital environment before transitioning to clinic. The final two semesters of the program are focused on clinical on-site training.

Radiation Therapy and Radiological Technology streams include 42 weeks of clinical experience:

  • 8 weeks at the end of Year 1
  • 4 weeks at the end of Year 2
  • 30 weeks in Year 3

Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Technology includes 48 weeks of clinical experience:

  • 6 week-long rotations in Year 2
  • 12 weeks at the end of Year 2
  • 30 weeks in Year 3

Please note that the majority of our clinical partners are in the GTHA (Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area) and that our list of partner sites is subject to change.

Q: I’m not from Toronto, can I live on-campus?

Yes, both Michener and U of T offer opportunities to live in residence.

Michener's Schatz Hall Residence features fully furnished single rooms equipped with full private bathroom facilities. There are 12 students per floor (co-ed) and each floor has a common TV lounge, kitchen and coin laundry facilities. Special needs units are also available on each floor.

As MRS is a professional undergradue program, our students also have access to U of T' Grad House  and U of T Housing services.

Q: I still have questions, how can I find out more?

We’re happy to answer your questions about MRS or the admissions process.

Connect with us by email (mrs.admissions@utoronto.ca) or participate in an upcoming information event. We look forward to meeting you!

MRS Program, Enrolment Services – Undergraduate Medical Education
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
1 King's College Circle, Room 2124, Toronto, ON M5S 1A8
mrs.admissions@utoronto.ca
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MRS Program, Enrolment Services 
Undergraduate Medical Education
Temerty Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto
1 King's College Circle, Room 2124
Toronto, ON   M5S 1A8
E: mrs.admissions@utoronto.ca