Biotechnology (M.Sc.A.)

Program Description

The Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) in Biotechnology (Non-Thesis) offered by the Institute of Parasitology in the Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences is a course-based program that emphasizes interactive and practical learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in data analysis, research design, and communications to pursue professional opportunities (or potentially continue their studies).

Keywords: Biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, clinical research, bioinformatics, biotechnology management, wet lab experience, research experience

Unique Program Features

  • The program is typically completed in 16 months and comprises coursework paired with practical training in laboratory courses and internships offered through the Institute of Parasitology;
  • Students benefit from working closely with experts from the biotech industry and gain hands-on experience in proteomics, molecular biology, genetic manipulation and bioinformatics;
  • A wide selection of elective courses allows students to streamline their program within the broad field of biotechnology.

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

MScA in Biotechnology website

Department Contact

Graduate Program gradstudies.macdonald [at] (subject: MScA%20in%20Biotechnology) (email)

Available Intakes


Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 January 15

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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