Requirements / Do I Qualify

Master of Bioinformatics (M.Binf.)

Students entering the M.Binf. program will have completed an Honours Bachelor’s degree with a minimum admission average of B (75% and higher) in the last two years of full-time equivalent study in one of the following fields:

  • Biology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Food science
  • Agriculture
  • Nutrition

*Please read “Frequently Asked Questions” to obtain further information on the M.Binf. program.

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Bioinformatics

Students entering the M.Sc. program will have completed an Honours Bachelor’s degree with a minimum admission average of B (75% and higher) in the last two years of full-time equivalent study in one of the following fields:

  • Statistics,
  • Mathematics,
  • or Computational Sciences.

*Please read “Frequently Asked Questions” to obtain further information on the M.Sc. program.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Bioinformatics

Students entering the Ph.D. program will have completed a Master's of Bioinformatics, an M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, or a Master's in a related discipline with a minimum average of A- (80% and higher). Applicants without a Master's degree (i.e., direct entry) will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Bioinformatics graduate program committee. It is recommended that applicants with a Master’s degree contact the Bioinformatics graduate coordinator before submitting an application to the University.

*Please read “Frequently Asked Questions” to obtain further information on the Ph.D. program.

Other Requirements for M.Binf., M.Sc., and Ph.D. programs

  • If your first language is not English, you will be required to submit the results of a standardized language test. Please refer to the list of acceptable tests and scores.
  • Graduate Record Examination (general) is not required.

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