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 Ph.D. program with exception to applicants who already hold a master's degree from a Canadian university. Students accepted into our M.Sc. program may reclassify into the Ph.D. program within 21 months from their registration, if eligible. Students who have been accepted directly into the Ph.D. program must pass a qualifying exam within 18 months from their registration.

DEADLINE to apply for September 2018 admission
Students are encouraged to submit a complete application by January 8th, 2018 for early acceptance. We will continue to accept applications until May 15, 2018. Alternatively, but less common (~10% of students), applications can also be submitted for a January 2019 start date (deadline is October 2, 2018).

To apply: