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.

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Degrees

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

Abbreviation

​​D​egree

​AA

​Associate of Arts​

​​AB

Bachelor of Arts​

​AM

​Master of Arts

​ATD

​Art Teaching Diploma

​​​BA

Bachelor of Arts

​BAA

​Bachelor of Applied Arts

BAcc​

Bachelor of Accounting​

​​BAgrSc

Bachelor of Agriculture Science​

​BAMus

​Bachelor of Arts in Music

​BAO

​Bachelor of Obstetrics​

​BAR

​Bachelor of Arts in Religion

​BArch

Bachelor of Architecture

BASc

Bachelor of Applied Science

​BBA

​Bachelor of Business Administration

​BBM

​Bachelor of Business Management

BCh

Bachelor of Surgery

​​BChe

​Bachelor of Chemistry​

​BChir

​Bachelor of Surgery

​BCL

​Bachelor of Civil Law

BCom

Bachelor of Commerce

BComm

Bachelor of Commerce

​BCS

​Bachelor of Computer Science

​BD

​Bachelor of Divinity

​BDS

​Bachelor of Dental Surgery

​BDSc

​Bachelor of Dental Science

​BE

​Bachelor of Engineering

​BEc

​Bachelor of Economics

BEd

Bachelor of Education

BEng

Bachelor of Engineering

​BES

​Bachelor ofEnvironmental Studies

​BFA

​Bachelor of Fine Arts

​BHA

​Bachelor of Health Administration;
Bachelor of Healthcare Administration;
Bachelor of Humanities and Arts

​BHScPT

​Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy

​BIS

​Bachelor of Independent Studies;
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

BLitt

Bachelor of Letters

​BLA

​Bachelor of Landscape Architecture;
Bachelor of Liberal Arts

​BLS

​Bachelor of Liberal Studies;
Bachelor of Library Science

​BM

​Bachelor of Medicine;
Bachelor of Music

BMath

Bachelor of Mathematics

​BME

​Bachelor 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

​BN

​Bachelor of Nursing

BNSc

Bachelor of Nursing Science

​BOTh

​Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

​BPHE

​Bachelor of Physical Health and Education

​BPhil

​Bachelor of Philosophy

BPhm

Bachelor of Pharmacy

BPT

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

​BS

​Bachelor of Science

​BSA

​Bachelor of Science and Arts;
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

BSc

Bachelor of Science

​BSc(CD)

​Bachelor of Science in Community Development

​BSCCE

​Bachelor of Science in Computer and Communications Engineering

​BScD

​Bachelor of Science in Dentistry

​BScF

​Bachelor of Science in Forestry

​BSChE

​Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

BScEE

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

​BScMed

​Bachelor of Science in Medicine

​BScN

​Bachelor of Science in Nursing

BSc(OT)

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

​BScPhm

​Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

BSc(PT)

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

​BSE

​Bachelor of Science in Engineering

​BSEd

​Bachelor of Science in Education

​BSF

​Bachelor of Science in Forestry

​BSN

​Bachelor of Science in Nursing

​BSP

​Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

​BSW

​Bachelor of Social Work

BTech

Bachelor of Technology

BTh

Bachelor of Theology

ChB

Bachelor of Surgery

​CPsych

Certified Psychologist​

​DA

​Doctor of Arts

​DBA

​Doctor of Business Administration

DChem

Doctor of Chemistry

​DCl

​Doctor of Civil Law

​DDeL’UN

​doctorat d’université (University Doctorate)

​DDS

Doctor of Dental Surgery​

​DDSc

Doctor of Dental Science

​DE

​Doctor of Engineering

DèsL

doctorat ès lettres (Doctor of Letters)

​DFA

​Doctor of Fine Arts

​DGO

Diploma in Gynecology and Obstetrics

​DHA

​Doctor of Health Administration

​DIC

​Diploma of the Imperial College

DIFA

Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting

​DIH 

​Diploma in Industrial Health

DipCH

Graduate Diploma in Community Health

DipChem

Diploma in Chemistry

DipCrim​

​Diploma in Criminology

DipdESup

Diplôme des Études Supérieures

DipEd

Diploma of Education

​DipFor

​Diploma in Forestry

​DipIng

​Diploma of Engineer

DipIngArch

Master of Architecture

​DiplGeol

​Diploma in Geology

​DipLib

​Diploma in Librarianship

DipNP

Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Diploma

​DipOrH

​Diploma in Oral Health

DipOT

Diploma in Occupational Therapy

​DipP

​Diploma in Physiotherapy

​DipPE

​Diploma in Physical Education

DipPerio

Diploma in Periodontics

​DipPhysEd

​Diploma of Physical Education

DipSportMed

Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine

DLitt

Doctor of Letters

DMA

Doctor of Musical Arts

​DMD

​Doctor of Medical Dentistry

​DP

​Doctor of Paediatrics

​DPH

​Doctor of Public Health

DPhil

Doctor of Philosophy

DPHN​

​​Diploma in Public Health Nursing

​DPM

​Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

DPsych

Doctor of Psychology

​DrEng

​Doctor 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

​DSW

​Doctor of Social Work

DTh

Doctor of Theology

​DVM

​Doctor 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

​LèsL

​licence ès lettres (Bachelor of Arts)

LittD

Doctor of Letters

​LLB

​Bachelor of Laws

​LLD

​Doctor of Laws

LLM

Master of Laws

​LTh

​License in Theology

MA

Master of Arts

​MAcct

​Master of Accounting

MArch

Master of Architecture

MASc

Master of Applied Science

​MAT

​Master of Arts inTeaching

​MB

​Bachelor of Medicine

MBChB

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

MBiotech

Master of Biotechnology

MBA

Master of Business Administration

​MBBS

​Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery

​MC

​Master of Counselling

​MChem

​Master of Chemistry

MClSc

Master of Clinical Science

​MCS

​Master of Computer Sciences

MD

Doctor of Medicine

​MDCM

​Doctor of Medicine andMaster ofSurgery

MDiv

Master of Divinity

​MDS

Master of Dental Surgery​

​ME

​Master of Engineering

​MEc

​Master of Economics

MEd

Master of Education

​MedScD

​Doctor 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

​MFA

​Master of Fine Arts

MFC

Master of Forest Conservation

​MFE

​Master of Financial Economics

​MFS

​Master of Forest Science

MGA

Master of Global Affairs

MHI

Master of Health Informatics

​MHK

Master of Human Kinetics​

​MHPE

​Master of Health Professions Education

​MHSA

​Master of Health Services Administration

MHSc

Master of Health Science

​MIA

​Master of International Affairs

​MI

​Master of Information

​MIR

​Master of Industrial Relations

MIRHR

Master of Industrial Relations and Human Resources

MISt

Master of Information Studies

MLA

Master of Landscape Architecture

​MLIS

​Master of Library and Information Science

​MLS

​Master of Library Science

​MLSc

​Master of Library Science​​

​MM

​Master of Music

​MM

​Master of Management

​MMath

​Master 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

​MPA

​Master of Public Administration

​MPA

​Master of Professional Accountancy

​MPE

​Master of Physical Education

MPH

Master of Public Health

MPharm

Master of Pharmacy

MPhil

Master of Philosophy

MPP

Master of Public Policy

​MPsy

​Master of Psychology

MPsych

Master of Psychology

​MRes

​Master of Research​

​​MRP

​ Master of Regional Planning

​MS

​Master of Science

​MSA

​Master 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

​MScPT

​Master 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

​MSD

​Master of Science in Dentistry

​MSEE

​Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

​MSN

​Master of Science in Nursing

​MSS

​Master 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

​MusB

​Bachelor 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​

​SB

​Bachelor of Science

ScD

Doctor of Science

SJD

Doctor of Juridical Science

​SM

​Master of Science

​STB

​Bachelor of Sacred Theology

​STM

​Master of Sacred Theology

ThD

Doctor of Theology

ThM

Master of Theology

Honorifics

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.

Notation

​Honorific

​AAAS

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

ARCS

Associate of the Royal College of Science

ARCT

Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto

Associate in Commerce

Associate in Commerce

CA

Chartered Accountant

​CAP

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

CC

Companion of the Order of Canada

CEng

Chartered Engineer

​ChPA

​Chevalier des Palmes Académiques

​CGA

​Certified General Accountant

​CM

​Member of the Order of Canada

CMA

Certified Management Accountant​

​CPA

​Chartered Professional Accountant

CPSO

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

CPsych

College of Psychologists of Ontario

​CRC

​Canada Research Chair​

Diamond Jubilee MedaI

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

​​DUP

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

​FAAAS

​Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

FCASI

Fellow of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute

FCIC

Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada

Fellow NATO

Fellow of the North Atlantic Treaty Orgaization

FRAS

Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society

FRCD

Fellow of the Royal College of Dentistry

FRCDC

Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada

FRCSC

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

FRHistS

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

FRS

Fellow of the Royal Society of London

FRSC

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

FRSC

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

FRSL

Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

LMCC

Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada

LRCP

Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians

​MCP

​Microsoft Certified Professional

OC

Officer of the Order of Canada

​OOnt

​Order of Ontario

​OT Reg (Ont)

​Registered Occupational Therapist

​PEng

​Professional Engineer

​RN

​Registered Nurse

​University Professor

​University Professor