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*The deadline for the MSc in Epidemiology is January 31 for the fall term. No applications for this program will be accepted after that date.
The Faculty of Medicine offers five graduate programs, available both at the MSc and PhD levels
Master of Science (MSc)
- MSc in Biochemistry
- MSc in Cellular and Molecular Medicine
- MSc in Epidemiology
- MSc in Microbiology and Immunology
- MSc in Neuroscience
Collaborative Masters Programs
Our collaborative graduate programs offer you the opportunity to work with two or more graduate departments to pursue leading-edge interdisciplinary fields.
Outstanding students enrolled in the MSc program may be allowed to fast-track to the PhD program without writing a master's thesis, provided they meet certain condition. These include maintaining and A- average during their graduate studies, and successful completion of all seminars and courses required for the MSc program.
Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)
- PhD in Biochemistry
- PhD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine
- PhD in Epidemiology
- PhD in Microbiology and Immunology
- PhD in Neuroscience
Collaborative Doctorate Programs
Our collaborative graduate programs offer you the opportunity to work with two or more graduate departments tu pursue leading-edge interdisciplinary fields.
- Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy MD/PhD
Documents Required for Admission
Two letters of references
When completing the OUAC admissions' application, you will have to provide the name and e-mail address of the referees you have chosen and who can assess your aptitude to pursue graduate studies. In the week following the submission of your application, your referees will receive an e-mail asking them to complete the online recommendation form. This process is completed within a secure portal where your personal information will remain protected and accessible only by authorized personnel, ensuring the confidentiality of your recommendation letters.
- For example, a referee could be a professor, a thesis director, an employer or any other person who can assess your aptitude to pursue Graduate Studies.
In your application, you must submit an official academic transcript from each postsecondary establishment that you have attended.
Statement of purpose
A statement of purpose is a short description of your intended research project.
For applications in the master’s program, the statement of purpose (1 page) should include the following five elements:
- Research project: specify the proposed research area. Identify your research goals as specifically as possible.
- Preparation: comment on your background preparation and your suitability to undertake this topic: i.e. courses and seminars taken during undergraduate training, or any personal research or experiences of note.
- If possible, indicate the names of professors who could be potential supervisors for your research and specify if you have contacted them.
- Comment on your relevant experiences (student exchange, work as a research assistant or wet lab experience etc.) as well as your career goals.
- Explain any “anomaly” in your academic itinerary (e.g., low grades in one semester because of illness, time spent away from academia, etc.).
For applications in the PhD program, the statement of purpose (1 to 2 pages) should include the following four elements:
- Research project: provide a general outline of the intended research project, career goals and factors relevant to your choice of research area (definition of topic, research hypotheses and sources).
- Preparation: comment on your suitability and preparation to study this topic: past academic training, personal research, noted scientists with whom you worked.
- Indicate the names of professors who could be potential supervisors for your research and specify if you have contacted them.
- Indicate if you have submitted applications to obtain graduate studies scholarships from relevant agencies and, depending on result dates, if you have obtained them.
Proof of Language Proficiency
In the case of applicants whose first language is neither English nor French, proof of proficiency in the language of instruction of the program (French or English) may be required in the form of test results of an approved language test such as the TOEFL or IELTS. For details, please consult the Language Requirements page
Your resume should include awards and publications, if applicable.