McGill University - Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine
6th Floor, McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler
Montréal, QC
Canada H3G 1Y6

Human Genetics

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Genetics, General
Description The Ph.D. is awarded for demonstration of original scientific work and is judged, in part, on the originality of its contributionto scientific knowledge. The Ph.D. thesis usually requires 4-6 years for completion and acceptability of research results forpublication in peer-reviewed scientific journals is considered a must. The first step in the development of the Ph.D. thesis isthe submission of a proposal. The proposal is presented within 18 months of the student enrolling in the Ph.D. program (orbefore switching from a M.Sc. program to a Ph.D. program). The proposal becomes the basis for a Qualifying Examination in which a committee of faculty members conducts an oral examination of the student's knowledge in the area of the proposaland determines whether the student has the ability to proceed toward the degree. In the final year of the Ph.D. program the candidate is required to present a Ph.D. seminar to the department. After submission,the thesis is evaluated by the supervisor, an internal examiner (within McGill) and an external examiner (outside of McGill). If the thesis is given a passing grade, a thesis defense committee is convened and the candidate presents and defends his/her workfor approval. In addition to thesis work, the Ph.D. program requires a minimum of 18 credits (6 one semester courses) at the 500-level or higher with a passing grade of 65% and an overall average of B.
Website: Human Genetics at McGill University - Faculty of Medicine
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 70
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference

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Last Updated: January 31, 2018