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Before applying to the BHPC program, you must first apply to the master’s or doctoral program in your prospective home unit at the University of Toronto (all BHPC students are simultaneously enrolled in a graduate program in one of our participating units; for a list of participating units, see about the collaborative program). You may then apply to the BHPC program by emailing <book.history@utoronto.ca> by April 10 for September admission. Early applications are very welcome and applicants need not wait for a final decision from the home unit. Your application should consist of a statement identifying the degree program and home unit to which you have applied and providing a substantive description of your academic background and interests, with specific reference to your interests in book history and print culture. There is no set form or template for this statement, which should be 1-2 pages in length and must be emailed as a Word document or .pdf attachment. The BHPC Program Committee will also require a scanned copy of your academic transcript(s) from all previous higher education (please note that for University of Toronto transcripts, a ROSI/ACORN printout will suffice). The Program Committee will consider your statement and transcript(s) together in making its decisions, which will be announced by email by the end of April. Receipt of all application materials will be acknowledged promptly by email; if you do not receive acknowledgment by email, please contact <book.history@utoronto.ca>. Advice is available from the Director and CoordinatorApplicants from the participating units have priority in admissions. If there is space in the program, students from other units may apply; they should consult the graduate coordinator in their home unit and the Director of the BHPC program. Since course requirements vary from unit to unit, it is essential that there be close consultation between the collaborative program and the home unit at the time of the application.

For Faculty of Information applicants, Professor Alan Galey describes the relationship between BHPC and iSchool programs here and here.

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