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 cumulative weighted average of at least a 75% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study

For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies for more information.

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration in the 994 course.

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects

A minimum of 15 credit units coursework, including the following:

  • 6 credit units of elective courses appropriate to student's research, chosen in consultation with the student's Advisory Committee
  • BIOS 990.0
  • BIOS 994.0
  • CHEP 800.3
  • PUBH 842.3
  • STAT 850.3