What will I learn?

Our MSc program is intended for students seeking training in the biological sciences beyond the BSc degree.

Emphasis is on research, resulting in presentation and defense of a thesis. Master’s students take two or more courses and deliver two departmental seminars. Outstanding students enrolled in the MSc program may transfer directly into the PhD program.

Students may pursue one of the following fields within the MSc in Biological Sciences: 1) Molecular/Cellular Biology; 2) Ecology, Evolution, Environment, and Behaviour; and 3) Behaviour and Neuroscience.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$22,650.00 (US$ 18,062) per year
CAN $7,550 per term
Start date

8 September 2022


Faculty of Science

Room 242, Essex Hall (second floor),


Ontario (ON),

N9B 3P4, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A student with a four-year degree or equivalent in the discipline to which s/he is seeking admission, and who has an academic standing equivalent to 70% or better in the final two years of study (full time equivalent) may be admitted to a Master's program. English Language Requirements: Minimum IELTS: 6.5; Minimum TOEFL: IBT-83; Minimum Pearson: 65.

For international students

Applicants with an honours degree in Biological Sciences or a related field may be admitted to the Master's Candidacy (M2) program.

Applicants with a general B.Sc. degree in Biological Sciences or a related field may be admitted to the Master's Qualifying (M1) program.

For the Behaviour and Neuroscience field, agreement with a research supervisor for supervision will also be required.

Minimum TOEFL: IBT-83; Minimum IELTS: 6.5; Minimum Pearson: 65.

Deadline for Fall: July 1; Winter: November 1; Summer: March 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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