Office of Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box GA2300, 4700 Keele Street
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|Field of Study:
||Biology/Biological Sciences, General
||Graduate studies in Biology at York U are firmly based on cutting-edge research. We have over 60 faculty appointed to our graduate program including many award-winning and internationally recognized researchers.
Biology offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science degree (by research thesis) and the Doctor of Philosophy degree (by research dissertation). We do not offer degrees based solely on course work. Prospective students must obtain a commitment from a faculty supervisor prior to being accepted into the program.
||Biology at York University - Graduate Studies
|Cost per year:
Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year and includes tuition and supplementary fees.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 82] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 65] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
|Additional Admission Requirements:
For both the MSc and PhD, students work closely with a supervisor and their research is supported by that supervisor. Thus, no student is accepted into the program unless a faculty member first agrees to supervise that student. Applicants can apply without having secured a supervisor in advance.
Graduates from a recognized university with a master’s degree or equivalent in biological science, with at least a B+ average, or with a medical degree, may be admitted as candidates (PhD I) in a program of study and research leading to the PhD degree.
MSc students between 12 and 16 months after first registering may request to be advanced in status to candidates (PhD I) for the PhD degree without completing the requirements for the MSc degree, but only if approved by their Supervisory Committee and the Graduate Program Director. Candidates wishing to make this change must pass a qualifying examination which takes the form of the PhD preliminary examination. For students converting from a master’s to a PhD program, the qualifying examination must be held within 20 months of first registering in the master’s program. If successful, transfer students must then apply to the PhD program for September entry.
- Letter(s) of Reference
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Research Interests
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.
Last Updated: November 17, 2017