Graduate Programs

Master of Science (M.Sc.) Microbiology and Immunology (Thesis) (45 Credits)

The goal of the MSc program is to prepare students for scientific careers in many areas of microbiology and immunology. Research training focuses on the major topics of research in the department: molecular biology, microbiology and microbial physiology, virology, genetics, immunology, drug design and parasitology. These research programs provide students with training in the latest experimental approaches in molecular and cellular biology applied to important problems in microbiology and immunology.

For detailed description of courses, additional program requirements and thesis preparation and submission, consult the MSc Handbook. 


MSc Forms & Guidelines

MIMM MSc Advisory Committee Nomination Form

PDF icon msc_advisory_committee_report.pdf

PDF icon MIMM 611 Seminar Evaluation Form (Non-public)

PDF icon MIMM 612 Seminar Evaluation Form

Current Topics Seminar Attendance Form

PDF icon MSc Thesis Info Session

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Microbiology and Immunology

The PhD degree is now required for many scientific positions that lead to higher levels of responsibility. Our program aims to produce scientists capable of solving basic biological and health-related problems who will be competitive for leadership positions in universities, government laboratories and the private sector.

For detailed description of courses, additional program requirements and thesis preparation and submission, consult:

  • The PhD Handbook is for students entering the PhD program with a MSc degree.
  • The PhD Handbook - Switch is for students who internally transfer from the MIMM MSc program to the PhD program.
     

PhD Forms and Guidelines

Transfer Seminar Committee Evaluation Form

PhD Advisory Committee Nomination Form

PDF icon phd_advisory_committee_report.pdf

PhD Seminar Course Evaluation (non-public seminars - MIMM 611 & MIMM 612-002)

PDF icon MIMM 713 Seminar Evaluation Form

Comprehensive Exam Guidelines for students entering the program with a M.Sc. degree 

Comprehensive Exam Guidelines for students internally transferring from M.Sc. to Ph.D. 

Comprehensive Exam Committee Nomination Form

Current Topics Seminar Attendance Form

Letter Template to Contact an Oral Defence Committee Member

PhD Advisory Committee Guidelines for Members

PDF icon PhD Thesis Info Session

Reading & Conference Courses

The Reading and Conference courses can be any life science related course at the 500 level or higher held at McGill University. The Department of Microbiology and Immunology offers three Reading and Conference courses: 

  • MIMM 616 Reading and Conference 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MIMM 607 Biochemical Pathology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MIMM 617 Reading and Conference 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

It is recommended that all Graduate Students take a Statistics course as part of their Reading and Conference requirements. These are some of the courses frequently taken by MIMM graduate students:

  • BINF 531 Statistical Bioinformatics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BIOL 598 Advanced Design and Statistics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EPIB 507 Biostats for Health Sciences 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EXMD 634 Quantitative Research Methods 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

These are some Reading & Conference courses already approved and frequently taken by MIMM graduate students: 

  • BIOC 600 Adv Strat in Genetics&Genomics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BTEC 555 Structural Bioinformatics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EPIB 615 Course not available
  • EXMD 509 Gastro Phys & Pathophysiology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EXMD 609 Cellular Meths in Med Research 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EXMD 610 Molecular Meths in Medical Res 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EXMD 615 Essentials of Glycobiology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EXMD 632 Rec Adv in Virol&Antivir Ther 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • EXMD 642 Experimental Med Topic 3 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NEUR 502 Bas&Clin Aspects of Neuroimmu 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NEUR 550 Free Radical Biomedicine 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NEUR 602 Current Topics inNeuroscience 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PPHS 511 Fundamentals of Global Health 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Graduate Student Seminars

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 9:30 AM at the Duff Amphitheater. Check regularly as changes to the schedule are made frequently. Attendance to the public Graduate Student Seminars is mandatory during each term of residence. Student Seminars guidelines are described in detail in the Handbooks.

Graduate Student Seminars Schedule Winter 2019

 

Infection and Immunity Seminar Series (ISSS)

Infection and Immunity Seminar Series are offered as the Current Topics Seminars courses (MIMM 613, 614, and 615).The Department invites guest speakers to talk about their current research.  The seminars are a compulsory part of our graduate program but are open to all interested participants. 

Seminar Time: Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm (unless otherwise indicated)

Location: Duff Amphitheater, 3775 University Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2B4

2018-2019 ISSS Schedule

Graduate Student Research Day

The next Research Day will be held on May 31st, 2019 in the Palmer Amphitheater, Room 522 in the McIntyre Medical Building.

Keynote speaker:
Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe
Professor, University of Guelph, Canada

Graduate Research Day 2019 Poster

Graduate Research Day 2019 Program

Graduate Research Day 2019 Oral Presentations Abstract Book

Graduate Research Day 2019 Poster Presentations Abstract Book

 

MIMM Graduate Orientation Session

Attendance to the Departmental Orientation Session during the first term of residence is mandatory for all new students and for students switching to the PhD Program. All graduate students are welcome! Attendance is determined by a sign-in sheet. Orientation sessions are held at the beginning of the Fall and Winter terms. Students starting in the Summer term must attend the Fall Orientation. 

The Winter 2019 Orientation session will be held on January 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM in room 507/509, Lyman Duff Building.

Winter 2019 Graduate Orientation Session Presentation

 

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