Medical Biophysics

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

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The Department welcomes applications from graduates with backgrounds in any of the biological or physical sciences, including:

  • biology
  • biochemistry
  • chemistry
  • computer sciences
  • engineering
  • genetics
  • immunology 
  • medicine
  • physics
  • any other related sciences.

Applicants are evaluated based on academic achievement and potential for creative research.

Learn more about admission requirements and application deadlines for the Medical Biophysics graduate program below.

Admission Requirements - MSc

Admission consideration to the Medical Biophysics MSc requires:

  • completion of an appropriate four-year bachelor's degree from a recognized university.
  • a minimum B+ average in the final two years of study. This is flexible for those demonstrating exceptional aptitude for research.

Note for International Applicants
International applicants interested in the MSc program are required to apply to the direct-entry PhD program, as we are not accepting International students for the MSc program at this time. To learn more, please review additional information for International applicants.

Please note that all students accepted directly into the PhD program must pass a qualifying exam within 18 months of registration.

Admission Requirements - PhD

Admission consideration to the Medical Biophysics PhD requires:

  • completion of an appropriate master's degree from a recognized university.
  • a minimum B+ average in the final two years of study. This is flexible for those demonstrating exceptional aptitude for research.

Direct-Entry PhD - Domestic Applicants
Applicants holding an undergraduate degree, who have not been enrolled in a master's program, would be typically considered for entry into the MSc program. Once in the program, MSc students are able to reclassify (transfer) into the PhD program. To be considered for Direct-Entry PhD, applicants should have an appropriate bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a minimum A- average in the last two years of study, and also demonstrate a high aptitude for research. Direct-entry PhD students are required to pass a qualifying exam within the first 18 months of enrollment.

Note for International Applicants
All International students are required to apply to the direct-entry PhD program, as we are not accepting International students for the MSc program at this time. To learn more, please review additional information for International applicants.

Please note that all students accepted directly into the PhD program must pass a qualifying exam within 18 months of registration.

Application Components

A complete application includes:

  • SGS online application and fee.
  • A letter of intent summarizing your academic achievements, research interests, and details of any related research experience. You are required to indicate up to 5 faculty member(s) whom you would like to work with in the letter.
  • An updated CV.
  • Two references - completed by faculty members and/or research supervisors who are able to assess your potential for graduate studies.
  • Transcripts and other relevant documents.

Successful applicants will be invited for an admissions interview with MBP Faculty.

For more information on the application process, please visit 'How to Apply'

Application Deadlines

    Fall 2019 Admission

    Application Deadline When Are Decisions Granted?
    November 30, 2018 January 2018
    January 9, 2019 March 2019
    April 15, 2019 June 2019

    It is important to note that although Medical Biophysics does have three distinct application deadlines for fall admission, the earlier an application is received, the earlier a decision will be granted. The sooner you know if you have been accepted, the more time/opportunity you will have to secure a supervisor for first term lab rotations and apply for graduate awards/scholarships, as many award applications are due as early as March, 2019.

    Winter 2020 Admission

    Application Deadline When are decisions granted?
    October 1, 2019 Late November/Early December 2019