Master of Science (MSc) Neuroscience Specialization in Human and Molecular Genetics

Program at a Glance

  • 2-year program (average duration)
    • This program includes MED 8166, 3 compulsory neuroscience (NSC) courses either NSC 5102 or NSC 5104, 3  elective course unit in human and molecular genetics (HGM) at the graduate level, the seminar course NSC 8324S, and the writing and the defence of a thesis THM 7999.
    • For the complete program requirements and courses descriptions.
  • The following course sequences show you which courses you should take for your program and in which term you should take them. They help you plan your course schedule.
    • Course sequences are only guidelines.
    • Some graduate courses are offered every year, and others less often.
  • Visit My Academic Requirements in uoZone to make sure you enroll in all courses or activities you need to obtain your degree.
  • Scroll down to the bottom page to see:
    • The important milestones to complete every year for the full length of your program
    • The tool box (Links to forms, the description of the courses and other useful links)

Year 1 Course Sequence and Milestones

First Term
(Fall)

  • Optional course units from the list of approved Neuroscience (NSC) courses
  • MED 8166 Professionalism and Professional Skills
  • Elective course units from the approved list of human and molecular genetics (HGM) courses
  • NSC 8324S Seminar
  • THM 7999 Thesis

Milestones

  • Fill out the Nomination of our Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) Members form.
  • Organize and meet with your TAC before the end of the first term. It is essential that you schedule your TAC meeting well in advance.
  • Complete the TAC report after the meeting.
  • Submit the TAC report before the end of the first term. Submit form through the Service Request application in your uoZone account.

Notes

Second Term
(Winter)

Courses

  • Optional course units from the list of approved Neuroscience (NSC) courses
  • MED 8166 Professionalism and Professional Skills
  • Elective course units from the approved list of human and molecular genetics (HGM) courses
  • NSC 8324S Seminar (or first fall term)
  • THM 7999 Thesis

Milestone

  • Submit the Annual Progress report before the end of the second term. Submit form through the Service Request application in your uoZone account

Notes

Third Term
(Spring/summer)

Courses

  • Optional course units from the list of approved Neuroscience (NSC) courses
  • MED 8166 Professionalism and Professional Skills
  • NSC 8324S Seminar (or first fall term)
  • THM 7999 Thesis

Notes for Year 1

Graduate Courses
  • List of approved NSC graduate courses.
  • In some cases, we may cancel classes with low enrolment or convert them into Directed Studies.
  • Some graduate courses are offered every year, others in alternating years, and others less often.
  • There are no CMM graduate courses available during the Spring/Summer term (excluding seminars and research activities)
  • MED 8166: This course is compulsory for all students enrolled in a master’s program and attendance is mandatory for all workshops.
THM 7999 and NSC 8324S: Continuous activities
  • Once you have enrolled for the first time in a continuing activity such as the seminar course or for the thesis, you must maintain your enrolment until the activity is completed.
  • Enrolment to continuous activities:
    • NSC 8324S: Enrolment to NSC 8324S is not automatic. Every term, you must enroll in this continuous activity through your uoZone account before the deadline.
    • THM 7999: After your first (manual) enrolment to the thesis, all subsequent enrolments are automatic, unless you have a hold on your account, which will require that you manual enroll once you have arranged to have your hold lifted.
NSC 8324S: Seminar Series
  • You must attend a minimum of 20 seminars during the fall and winter terms and track your seminar attendance using the Student Seminar Report form.
  • You must be enrolled during the first consecutive fall and winter terms ONLY.
  • You participate in the Journal Club/Work-in-Progress series.
  • As part of the requirements of the Seminar Series, you must attend the NSC Seminar and Poster Day.
    • Save the dates to your agenda!
      NSC Seminar Day: February 17, 2021
      NSC Poster Day: April 27, 2021

Year 2 Course Sequence and Milestones

Fourth Term
(Fall)

Courses

  • NSC 8324S Seminar
  • THM 7999 Thesis

Milestones

  • Meet with your TAC.
  • You must hold your second TAC meeting within 16 months of your initial enrolment.
  • Submit the Thesis Advisory Committee report before the end of this term through the Service Request application in your uoZone account.

Note

  • If you have not submitted your TAC report by the end of the term, you will not be able to enrolment for future terms.

Fifth Term
(Winter)

Course

  • NSC 8324S Seminar
  • THM 7999 Thesis

Milestones

  • If you wish to transfer from the MSc to the PhD program (fast track), you must complete the “Transfer Exam” during the fourth or fifth term. Before transferring to the Doctorate program, students must have completed their program requirements, with the exception of the thesis activity.
  • Submit the Annual Progress Report form before the end of this term through the Service Request application in your uoZone account.

Sixth Term
(Spring/summer)

Course

  • THM 7999 Thesis

Milestone

  • Submit your thesis during or at the end of this term.

Important milestones to complete every year
for the full length of your program

  • Meet with your Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC)
    Meetings can be more frequent but must be held at least once a year after the initial TAC meeting, which must be held during the third term.
  • Submit the two following forms through the Service Request application in your uoZone account:
    • TAC report
    • Annual Research Progress Report

Tool Box

Useful links

Courses

  • Description of courses mentioned above:

Forms

Disclaimer

The above should match the information found in the official program calendar (and related archives), under ‘program requirements’. However, despite our rigorous control procedures, we cannot guarantee complete accuracy.

  • In the event of a discrepancy between the content on this page and the official calendar, the calendar takes precedence and is the authoritative source.
  • Please note that you must follow the program requirements in effect in the calendar year of your first enrolment. Additional requirements may apply.
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