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Physiology (M.Sc.)

Program Description

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

Keywords: physiology, quantitative, neuroscience, immunology, computational neuroscience, cardiology, neurophysiology, cellular biology, imaging

Unique Program Features

  • Accepted students are funded by a stipend coming from their supervisor's research grant;
  • Thesis work is available in a broad range of disciplines from molecular and cellular to systems physiology covering multiple organ systems;
  • Faculty members laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for next-generation sequencing, genome-modification, CRISPR-based gene editing, dense neurophysiological recording, high-throughput screening and in vivo two photon imaging.

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 Physiology website

Department Contact

Graduate Program gradstudies.physiology [at] (subject: MSc%20in%20Physiology) (email)

Available Intakes



Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 May 15
WINTER February 15 July 15 October 1

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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