Prospective Students

Admission Requirements

The Department welcomes applications from graduates in any of the biological or physical sciences including chemistry, biology, genetics, immunology and biochemistry, as well as from medicine, engineering, computer sciences or any related sciences. Applicants are evaluated based on academic achievement and potential for creative research.

To be considered for admission, completion of an appropriate four-year bachelor's degree from a recognized university is required. Applicants should achieve a minimum B+ average in their final two years, however, this guideline is flexible for those demonstrating exceptional aptitude for research.

Generally, there is no direct entry into the PhD program with exception to applicants who already hold a master's degree from a recognized university. Students accepted into our MSc program may reclassify into the PhD program within 21 months from their registration, if eligible. Students who have been accepted directly into the PhD program must pass a qualifying exam within 18 months of registration.


Application Deadlines

Winter 2019 admission
October 2, 2018

Fall 2019 admission
November 30, 2018 (Applicants will receive a decision in January)
January 9, 2019 (Applicants will receive a decision in March)
April 15, 2019 (Applicants will receive a decision in June)

To apply:

For more information on the admissions process and lab rotations please see the FAQ page