Master of Science (MSc) Degree Program

Program requirements comprise: participation in BIOC 5914 and BIOC 5915 in Year 1; six additional credit hours of graduate coursework; attendance at Departmental seminars; a Departmental seminar presentation in Year 2; one Term of service as a Teaching Assistant; biannual supervisory committee meetings; and, the preparation, presentation and oral defence of a thesis describing original research done by the candidate. A Graduate Supervisory Committee consisting of the research supervisor and two others is appointed to facilitate the research. The minimum residence requirement for the MSc program is usually one year (see the Faculty of Graduate Studies regulations). Most students take an additional 12-18 months to complete the thesis.