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 MSc Applicants
The Department strongly encourages all International students to apply directly to the PhD program. Due to tuition fee differentials, International students accepted to the MSc program will not participate in lab rotations and are required to secure a supervisor before starting in the program. Additionally, effective September 2020 the supervisor will be responsible for the payment of the full tuition fee differential for International MSc students.

To learn more, please review additional information for International applicants.

Admission Requirements - PhD

Admission consideration to the Medical Biophysics PhD requires:

  • completion of an appropriate master's degree from a recognized university.
  • a minimum A- 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
The Department strongly encourages all International students to apply directly to the PhD program. Due to tuition fee differentials, International students accepted into the MSc program will not participate in lab rotations and are required to secure a supervisor before starting in the program. Please note that all undergraduate students accepted directly into the PhD program must pass a qualifying exam within 18 months of registration.

To learn more, please review additional information for International applicants.

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.
  • A document indicating up to 5 MBP faculty member(s) you would like to potentially work with.
  • 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 2020 Admission

Application Deadline* When Are Decisions Granted?
November 26, 2019 January 2020
January 8, 2020 March 2020
March 20, 2020 May 2020

*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, 2020.

 

Winter 2021 Admission

Application Deadline When are decisions granted?
October 1, 2020 Late November/Early December 2020