Graduate Programs - M.Sc. and Ph.D.

The MCB graduate program offers opportunities for interdisciplinary studies in molecular and cellular biology leading to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees.

Students pursue research in an area of emphasis linked to their faculty advisor's research. The five areas of emphasis are:

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics

Faculty in Molecular and Cellular Biology also participate in the interdepartmental programs in Bioinformatics, Biophysics and Biotechnology, as well as collaborative programs in Neuroscience and Toxicology.

The research groups directed by the faculty are engaged in the pursuit of fundamental and applied research questions involving diverse biological systems (plants, humans and other animals, prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes). In general, they follow lines of scientific enquiry at the level of molecules to cells.

Please see the Graduate Studies website for additional information.

Graduate Financial Support

  • All graduate students are guaranteed financial support through research assistantships, teaching assistantships and/or internal/external scholarships. Students with insufficient command of the English language, however, may not qualify for a Teaching Assistantship.
  • Tri-council scholarship holders are eligible for a top up award.
  • More information regarding graduate stipends is available in the MCB Graduate Studies Handbook.