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Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

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Biochemistry (M.Sc.)

Program Description

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Biochemistry (Thesis) offered by the Department of Biochemistry in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences is a research-intensive program that emphasizes research-based and demanding learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in original thinking, literature synthesis, and academic writing to either continue their studies or pursue professional opportunities.

Unique Program Features

  • Students may focus their research work in Chemical Biology, Human Systems Biology (Bioinformatics), Cancer Research/Oncology, and Structural Biology;
  • The Department has a Harmonized Stipend Policy to ensure that every graduate student in the Faculty will be paid an adequate stipend;
  • Students benefit from world class facilities: the Bellini Life Sciences Building and Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Institute, and the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, together comprising one of the best-equipped research facilities in Canada.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

MSc in Biochemistry website

Department Contact

Graduate Program christine.laberge [at] (subject: MSc%20in%20Biochemistry) (email)

Available Intakes



Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 June 15
WINTER February 15 August 1 November 10

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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