The Biomed graduate program offers opportunities for interdisciplinary studies leading to the MBS, MSc and PhD degrees. Students pursue research in an area of emphasis linked to their faculty advisor's research page.
The Department offers the following degree programs:
- Master of Biomedical Science (MBS)
- Master of Science (MSc)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc)
A summary of our Department Graduate Programs and Faculty research can be found on our department of Biomedical Sciences Information Brochure.
The MSc, MBS and PhD programs provide emphasis in one of the department's four major divisions: Reproductive Biology and Development, Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease, Biomedical Toxicology/Pharmacology and Neuroscience. A distinctive feature of both the research interests of the faculty, and the graduate training, is its interdisciplinary nature.
Graduate students may also participate in Interdepartmental Collaborative programs in toxicology, biophysics and neuroscience if their faculty advisor is a member of the Interdepartmental graduate group.
The Department of Biomedical Sciences also offers a Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) in Applied Reproductive Biotechnologies and in Applied Toxicology. Following a structured course outline, these research streams include a practicum placement and in-house training.
For entry to the MSc and MBS programs a BSc (Hons) or a DVM degree is required. A requirement for admission to the PhD program is the completion of an MSc program, although outstanding students may, subject to approval, transfer directly to the PhD program before completing their MSc degree.
Applications for admission to the DVSc program are handled through the Interdepartmental DVSc Program Committee of the Ontario Veterinary College. A DVM (or equivalent) degree is required for entry to the DVSc program.