IX. Graduate Programs


MSc Program

Admission Requirements

Students may be admitted to the MSc in Bioinformatics program from a range of undergraduate programs in the life, physical, statistical, mathematical, and computational sciences. To be considered for admission, applicants should meet the minimum requirements of a four-year degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a minimum 75% average over the last two years of full-time equivalent study.

Applicants must indicate their research interests and their agreed advisors. Prospective students should commence discussions with faculty well in advance of applying. Offers of admission will only be issued in cases where a member of Bioinformatics Graduate Faculty has agreed to be the advisor.

Program Requirements

A total of 2.0 credits are required, which must include:

BINF*6110 [0.50] Genomic Methods for Bioinformatics
BINF*6210 [0.50] Software Tools for Biological Data Analysis and Organization

The advisory committee and/or the Graduate Program Committee may require additional courses. When the course work is satisfactorily completed, the submission and successful defence of an appropriate thesis on an approved topic completes the requirements for the MSc in Bioinformatics.

Advisory Committee

Students taking the MSc in Bioinformatics will have an advisory committee comprising at least two members of the Bioinformatics Graduate Faculty. The advisor must be a member of the Bioinformatics Graduate Faculty.

Duration of the Program

The program typically takes 16-24 months of full-time study.

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1