Glossary of Degrees & Honorifics

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Are you updating degree and honorifics data in the Human Resources Information System (HRIS)? If so, please use the abbreviations shown in the lists below.​

In this way, the data entered into the HRIS will appear in a consistent manner in the 2015-16 Graduate Calendar. We appreciate your help with this.

Business officers with access to the HRIS enter:

  • degrees on the Infotype 9022 screen and

  • honorifics on the Infotype 9033 screen.

If the degree or honorific you are seeking is not listed here, contact


The following list displays abbreviations of the degrees and diplomas offered at U of T, or held by graduate faculty members.



AAAssociate of Arts​
​​AB Bachelor of Arts​
AMMaster of Arts
ATDArt Teaching Diploma
​​​BA Bachelor of Arts
BAABachelor of Applied Arts
BAcc Bachelor of Accounting
​​BAgrSc Bachelor of Agriculture Science​
BAMusBachelor of Arts in Music
BARBachelor of Arts in Religion
BArch Bachelor of Architecture
BASc Bachelor of Applied Science
BBABachelor of Business Administration
BBMBachelor of Business Management
BCh Bachelor of Surgery
BChe ​Bachelor of Chemistry
BChirBachelor of Surgery
BCL ​Bachelor of Civil Law
BCom Bachelor of Commerce
BComm Bachelor of Commerce
BCSBachelor of Computer Science
BDBachelor of Divinity
BDS ​Bachelor of Dental Surgery
BDScBachelor of Dental Science
BEBachelor of Engineering
BEcBachelor of Economics
BEd Bachelor of Education
BEng Bachelor of Engineering
BESBachelor ofEnvironmental Studies
BFABachelor of Fine Arts
BHABachelor of Health Administration;
Bachelor of Healthcare Administration;
Bachelor of Humanities and Arts
BHScPT ​Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy
BISBachelor of Independent Studies;
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
BLitt Bachelor of Letters
BLABachelor of Landscape Architecture;
Bachelor of 
Liberal Arts
BLSBachelor of Liberal Studies;
Bachelor of Library Science

BMBachelor of Medicine;
Bachelor of Music
BMath Bachelor of Mathematics
BMEBachelor of Mechanical Engineering;
Bachelor of Music Education
BMedSc Bachelor of Medical Science
​​BMLS Bachelor of Medical Library Science
​​BMR(PT) Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation​ in Physical Therapy
BMus Bachelor of Music
BNBachelor of Nursing
BNSc Bachelor of Nursing Science
BOThBachelor of Occupational Therapy
BPHEBachelor of Physical Health and Education
BPhilBachelor of Philosophy
BPhm Bachelor of Pharmacy
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
BSBachelor of Science
BSABachelor of Science and Arts;
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
BSc Bachelor of Science
BSc(CD)Bachelor of Science in Community Development
BSCCEBachelor of Science in Computer and Communications Engineering
BScDBachelor of Science in Dentistry
BScFBachelor of Science in Forestry
BSChEBachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
BScEE Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
BScMedBachelor of Science in Medicine
BScNBachelor of Science in Nursing
BSc(OT) Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
BScPhmBachelor of Science in Pharmacy
BSc(PT) Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
BSEBachelor of Science in Engineering
BSEdBachelor of Science in Education
BSFBachelor of Science in Forestry
BSNBachelor of Science in Nursing
BSPBachelor of Science in Pharmacy
BSWBachelor of Social Work
BTech Bachelor of Technology
BTh Bachelor of Theology
ChB Bachelor of Surgery
CPsych Certified Psychologist​
DADoctor of Arts
DBADoctor of Business Administration
DChem Doctor of Chemistry
DClDoctor of Civil Law
DDeL’UN ​doctorat d’université (University Doctorate)
DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery
​DDSc Doctor of Dental Science
DEDoctor of Engineering
DèsL doctorat ès lettres (Doctor of Letters)
DFADoctor of Fine Arts
DGO Diploma in Gynecology and Obstetrics
DHADoctor of Health Administration
DICDiploma of the Imperial College
DIFA Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting
DipCH Graduate Diploma in Community Health
DipChem Diploma in Chemistry
DipCrimDiploma in Criminology
DipdESup Diplôme des Études Supérieures
DipEd Diploma of Education
DipForDiploma in Forestry
DipIngDiploma of Engineer
DipIngArch Master of Architecture
DiplGeolDiploma in Geology
DipLibDiploma in Librarianship
DipNP Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Diploma
DipOrHDiploma in Oral Health
DipOT Diploma in Occupational Therapy
DipPDiploma in Physiotherapy
DipPEDiploma in Physical Education
DipPerio Diploma in Periodontics
DipPhysEd ​Diploma of Physical Education
DipSportMed Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine
Doctor of Letters
DMA Doctor of Musical Arts
DMDDoctor of Medical Dentistry
DPDoctor of Paediatrics
DPHDoctor of Public Health
DPhil Doctor of Philosophy
DPHNDiploma in Public Health Nursing
DPMDoctor of Podiatric Medicine
DPsych Doctor of Psychology
DrEngDoctor of Engineering
DrMed Doctor of Medicine
DrMedDent Doctorate in Dental Medicine
DrMedSc ​Doctor of Medical Sciences
DrMedVet Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine
DrRerNat Doctorate in Natural Sciences
DrRerPol Doctor of Economics and Social Sciences
DSc Doctor of Science
DSSA Diploma in Social Service Administration
DSWDoctor of Social Work
DTh Doctor of Theology
DVMDoctor of Veterinary Medicine
EdD Doctor of Education
GPLLM Global Professional Master of Laws
GDipNPAC Graduate Diploma in Anaesthesia Care
GDipISt Graduate Diploma of Advanced Study in Information
JD Juris Doctor
LicScChem License in Chemical Physics
LèsLlicence ès lettres (Bachelor of Arts)
LittD Doctor of Letters
LLBBachelor of Laws
LLDDoctor of Laws
LLM Master of Laws
LThLicense in Theology
MA Master of Arts
MAcctMaster of Accounting
MArch Master of Architecture
MASc Master of Applied Science
MATMaster of Arts inTeaching
MBBachelor of Medicine
MBChB Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
MBiotech Master of Biotechnology
MBA Master of Business Administration
MBBSBachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery
MCMaster of Counselling
MChemMaster of Chemistry
MClSc Master of Clinical Science
MCSMaster of Computer Sciences
MD Doctor of Medicine
MDCMDoctor of Medicine andMaster ofSurgery
MDiv Master of Divinity
MDS Master of Dental Surgery
MEMaster of Engineering
MEc ​Master of Economics
MEd Master of Education
MedScDDoctor of Medical Science
MEng Master of Engineering
MEngCEM Master of Engineering in Cities Engineering and Management
MEngDM Master of Engineering in Design and Manufacturing
MEngTel Master of Engineering in Telecommunications
MEnvSc Master of Environmental Science
MESci ​Master of Earth Science
MF Master of Finance
MFAMaster of Fine Arts
MFC Master of Forest Conservation
MFEMaster of Financial Economics
MFSMaster of Forest Science
MGA Master of Global Affairs
MHI Master of Health Informatics
MHK Master of Human Kinetics
MHPEMaster of Health Professions Education
MHSAMaster of Health Services Administration
MHSc Master of Health Science
MIAMaster of International Affairs
MIMaster of Information
MIRMaster of Industrial Relations
MIRHR Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources
MISt Master of Information Studies
MLA Master of Landscape Architecture
MLISMaster of Library and Information Science
MLSMaster of Library Science
MMMaster of Music
MMMaster of Management
MMathMaster of Mathematics
MMed Master of Medicine
MMPA Master of Management and Professional Accounting
MMI Master of Management of Innovation
MMF Master of Mathematical Finance
MMSt Master of Museum Studies
MMus Master of Music
MN Master of Nursing
MPAMaster of Public Administration
MPAMaster of Professional Accountancy
MPEMaster of Physical Education
MPH Master of Public Health
MPharm Master of Pharmacy
MPhil Master of Philosophy
MPP Master of Public Policy
MPsyMaster of Psychology
MPsych Master of Psychology
MRPMaster of Regional Planning
MSMaster of Science
MSAMaster of Science in Administration
MSc Master of Science
MScAC Master of Applied Computing
MScBMC Master of Science in Biomedical Communications
MScCH Master of Science in Community Health
MScD Master of Science in Dentistry
MScEE Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
MScF Master of Science in Forestry
MScOT Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
MScPhm Master of Science in Pharmacy
MScPl Master of Science in Planning
MScPTMaster of Science in Physical Therapy
MSc(PT)Master of Science (Physical Therapy)
MScSM Master of Science in Sustainability Management
MSc(T)Master of Science in Teaching
MSDMaster of Science in Dentistry
MSEEMaster of Science in Electrical Engineering
MSNMaster of Science in Nursing
MSSMaster of Social Service
MSW Master of Social Work
MSL Master of Studies in Law
MT Master of Teaching
MTech Master of Technology
MTh Master of Theology
MUD Master of Urban Design
MUDS Master of Urban Design Studies
MusBBachelor of Music
MusBac Bachelor of Music
MusD Doctor of Music
MusDoc Doctor of Music
MusM Master of Music
MVS Master of Visual Studies
PhD Doctor of Philosophy
PHM Master of Philosophy
SBBachelor of Science
ScD Doctor of Science
SJD Doctor of Juridical Science
SMMaster of Science
STBBachelor of Sacred Theology
STMMaster of Sacred Theology
ThD Doctor of Theology
ThM Master of Theology


Honorifics are:

  • professional designations (such as PEng), or

  • royal society memberships (such as FRSC), or

  • chairships (such as Canada Research Chairs).​

The following list displays the abbreviations of honorifics (designations) held by graduate faculty members.




​Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science​


Associate of the Royal College of Science


Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto

Associate in Commerce

Associate in Commerce


Chartered Accountant


​Certificat d'Aptitude Pédagogique (Certificate of Aptitude for Teaching)


Companion of the Order of Canada


Chartered Engineer


​Chevalier des Palmes Académiques


​Certified General Accountant


​Member of the Order of Canada


Certified Management Accountant​


​Chartered Professional Accountant


College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario


College of Psychologists of Ontario


​Canada Research Chair​

Diamond Jubilee MedaI

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal


​​professeur d'université émérite (Distinguished University Professor)


​Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science


Fellow of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute


Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada

Fellow NATO

Fellow of the North Atlantic Treaty Orgaization


Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society


Fellow of the Royal College of Dentistry


Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada


Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada


Fellow of the Royal Historical Society


Fellow of the Royal Society of London


Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada


Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (formerly Royal Institute of Chemistry)


Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature


Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada


Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians


​Microsoft Certified Professional


Officer of the Order of Canada


​Order of Ontario

​OT Reg (Ont)

​Registered Occupational Therapist


​Professional Engineer


​Registered Nurse

​University Professor

​University Professor