The majority of graduate programs are NOT impacted by recent government announcements about tuition increases.

PhD students from the rest of Canada will continue to pay Quebec fees.
International PhD fees will see the same 3% increase as Quebec fees.

Quantitative Life Sciences (PhD)

Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Quantitative Life Sciences offered by the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science is a research-intensive program that emphasizes rigorous and interdisciplinary learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in literature synthesis, resourceful thinking, and the communication of complex ideas to pursue professional opportunities in academia or industry.

Keywords: systems biology, computational & mathematical biology, dynamic systems, quantitative ecology, computational genomics, bioinformatics and biostatistics, biophysics, imaging - spatial and temporal modelling, computational neuroscience.

Unique Program Features

  • The program is a novel inter-department and inter-faculty program designed to produce the next generation of leaders in the rapidly changing world of biology, medicine and biotechnology;
  • Students benefit from cutting-edge training quantitative approaches (technological, computational, and statistical) for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of complex data from life sciences;
  • Research domains can encompass all of the life sciences, from molecules to ecosystems;
  • The program has been designed from the ground-up with close consultation with all stakeholders to produce graduates with the quantitative and interdisciplinary skills that Quebec and Canada need to maintain their positions as world-leaders in bio- and life-science research.

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

PhD in Quantitative Life Sciences website

Department Contact

Graduate Program coordinator.qls [at] (subject: PhD%20in%20Quantitative%20Life%20Sciences) (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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