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Biological Sciences
Head: Steven Harris
Campus Address/General Office: 212 Biological Sciences Building
Telephone: 204-474-9610
Fax: 204-474-7604
Email Address: biograd@umanitoba.ca
Website: http://umanitoba.ca/science/biological_sciences/

The department offers graduate training leading to Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in a broad range of biological disciplines in both field and laboratory research.

Supplemental Regulations

Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplemental regulations for these specific regulations on the Graduate Studies website at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admin/supplemental_regulations.html.

M.Sc. Biological Sciences

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar. If a student applies with a three-year general B.Sc. degree or equivalent, a pre-Master’s program must be taken which will be individually prescribed. Students with a four-year major or honours degree apply for direct entry into the M.Sc. program. If a student applies with a three-year general B.Sc. degree or equivalent, additional courses and/or a pre-Master’s program must be taken to be equivalent to the required four-year degree.

Application Deadlines

Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation (if applicable) by the date indicated in the following table:

Term

Start Date

Canadian/US

International

 FALL

September

June 1

March 1

 WINTER

January

October 1

July 1

 SUMMER

May

February 1

November 1

Program Requirements

Minimum program requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies are found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar. The program requires completion of a research thesis and coursework consisting of a minimum of one core course and one additional BIOL 7000 course.  Study and research will extend to a minimum of twelve months. All students must submit a research-based thesis and defend it orally.

All students must successfully complete:

  • GRAD 7300 Research Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours), prior to applying to any ethics boards which are appropriate to the student’s research or within the student’s first year, whichever comes first; and
  • GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours), within the first term of registration;

unless these courses have been completed previously, as per Academic Guide sections 2.5 and 2.6.

 

Second Language Reading Requirement: None

Expected Time to Graduate: 2 years. See 4.4.7 Time in Program.

Ph.D. Biological Sciences

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar. Candidates normally have completed a M.Sc. degree before entering the Ph.D. program; however under certain circumstances transfer from a M.Sc. to Ph.D. program and entry into the Ph.D. without a M.Sc. is possible. Individual qualifications other than these will be considered.

Application Deadlines

Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation (if applicable) by the date indicated in the following table:

Term

Start Date

Canadian/US

International

 FALL

September

June 1

March 1

 WINTER

January

October 1

July 1

 SUMMER

May

February 1

November 1

Program Requirements

Program requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar.

All students must successfully complete:

  • GRAD 7300 Research Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours), prior to applying to any ethics boards which are appropriate to the student’s research or within the student’s first year, whichever comes first; and
  • GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours), within the first term of registration;

unless these courses have been completed previously, as per Academic Guide sections 2.5 and 2.6.

 

Second Language Reading Requirement: None

Expected Time to Graduate: 3 - 4 years. See 5.5 Time Limits.