Program Requirements

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

The M.Sc. degree requires completion of a 3-credit seminar course, 6 credits of graduate or advanced courses in Biochemistry or related subjects approved by the student’s advisory committee, and the submission and defence of a 21-credit, research-based thesis (BIOC 549). Coursework must be completed with an average of 76% (B+) and a minimum in each course of 72% (B-).

Students interested in transferring from the M.Sc. program into the Ph.D. program should be aware that additional coursework is required to qualify for transfer into the Ph.D. program. Students should refer to the Ph.D. admission requirements and program requirements below and contact the department for complete information about transferring into the Ph.D. program.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. degree requires a seminar, a comprehensive exam, submission and defence of a thesis, and coursework as assigned in accordance with the graduate program and the recommendation of the student’s Ph.D. advisory committee. If required, coursework must be completed with an average of 80% (A-) and a minimum in each course of 76% (B+).


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