Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
    • A minimum overall TOEFL score of 90 is required with a minimum score of 20 in each area, or a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.5 in each area, or another approved test as outlined in the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies.
  • A Master’s degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university in a relevant academic discipline
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least a 80% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. coursework required in Master’s program)

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration in the 996 course.

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects
  • A minimum of 9 credit units at the 800-level including any such courses taken at the M.Sc. level.
  • BMIS 990.0
  • BMIS 996.0
  • comprehensive examination
  • qualifying examinations
  • thesis defense

Note: the advisory committee may recommend courses to address specific deficiencies of the student and/or to complement the research program.