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Thesis (Research) based M.Sc. and Ph.D. Programs

M.Sc. in Human Genetics (Thesis)

The Department of Human Genetics provides a unified curriculum of study in genetics. Areas of specialization include: biochemical genetics, genetics of development, animal models of human diseases, cancer genetics, molecular pathology, gene therapy, genetic dissection of complex traits, genetics of infectious and inflammatory diseases, non-mendelian genetics, bioinformatics, behavioural genetics, neurogenetics, bioethics, and genomics. Many of our faculty hold cross-appointments in various departments (including: biochemistry, biology, cardiology, medicine, microbiology, immunology, neurology, pathology, paediatrics, pharmacology, psychiatry) within the faculties of science and medicine. This enables numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration. The department conducts research on all sites of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), The Montreal Neurological Institute, The McGill Life Sciences Complex, The McGill University-Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, The Biomedical Ethics Unit, and The Centre for Genomics and Policy.

 

Ph.D. in Human Genetics (Thesis)

The Department of Human Genetics provides a unified curriculum of study in genetics. Areas of specialization include: biochemical genetics, genetics of development, animal models of human diseases, cancer genetics, molecular pathology, gene therapy, genetic dissection of complex traits, genetics of infectious and inflammatory diseases, non-mendelian genetics, bioinformatics, behavioural genetics, neurogenetics, bioethics, and genomics. Many of our faculty hold cross-appointments in various departments (including: biochemistry, biology, cardiology, medicine, microbiology, immunology, neurology, pathology, paediatrics, pharmacology, psychiatry) within the faculties of science and medicine. This enables numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration. The department conducts research on all sites of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), The Montreal Neurological Institute, The McGill Life Sciences Complex, The McGill University-Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, The Biomedical Ethics Unit, and The Centre for Genomics and Policy.

 

Admission Requirements

Please consult the Application Instructions for detailed requirements.

 

Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Concentrations

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Bioinformatics Options

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Human Genetics (Thesis) — Bioinformatics (45 credits)

Students successfully completing the Bioinformatics Option at the M.Sc. level will be fluent in the concepts, language, approaches, and limitations of the field. Bioinformatics research lies at the intersection of biological/medical sciences and mathematics/computer science/engineering. The intention of the Bioinformatics Option is to train students to become researchers in this interdisciplinary field. This includes the development of strategies for experimental design, the construction of tools to analyze datasets, the application of modeling techniques, the creation of tools for manipulating Bioinformatics data, the integration of biological databases and the use of algorithms and statistics. Enrollment in the Bioinformatics Option can only be approved after a student has been admitted into the department. There is an agreement for the option that must be signed by the student, supervisor and department, and enrollment in the Option is subject to space availability and other constraints that the department cannot assess at the time of admission. For more information, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Human Genetics — Bioinformatics

Students successfully completing the Bioinformatics Option at the Ph.D. level will be fluent in the concepts, language, approaches, and limitations of the field and have the capability of developing an independent Bioinformatics research program. Bioinformatics research lies at the intersection of biological/medical sciences and mathematics/computer science/engineering. The intention of the Bioinformatics Option is to train students to become researchers in this interdisciplinary field. This includes the development of strategies for experimental design, the construction of tools to analyze datasets, the application of modeling techniques, the creation of tools for manipulating Bioinformatics data, the integration of biological databases and the use of algorithms and statistics. Enrollment in the Bioinformatics Option can only be approved after a student has been admitted into the department. There is an agreement for the option that must be signed by the student, supervisor and department, and enrollment in the Option is subject to space availability and other constraints that the department cannot assess at the time of admission. For more information, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator.

Graduate Program Contact Information

Phone Number: (514) 398-6890
Fax Number: (514) 398-2430
grad [dot] hg [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Mailing Address: Department of Human Genetics
Stewart Biological Sciences Building
1205 avenue Docteur Penfield, N5/13
Montreal, QC H3A 1B1 Canada