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Biological Sciences (PhD)

University of Windsor, Canada

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 12,418

Course Accredited By

OUCQA

  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree

This is a Research based Program.

Our MSc program is intended for students seeking training in the biological sciences beyond the BSc degree.

Emphasis is on research, resulting in presentation and defense of a thesis. Master’s students take two or more courses and deliver two departmental seminars. Outstanding students enrolled in the MSc program may transfer directly into the PhD program.Our faculty are outstanding biologists with international reputations as excellent researchers. Our graduates have achieved success at all levels of academia, industry, and government, and have also used their education as a springboard to success in professional programs including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and physical therapy. Sample areas of research interest can be found below:

  • Aquatic ecology
  • Developmental genetics
  • Bioinformatics and systems biology
  • Avian behaivioural ecology
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Exotoxicology modeling
  • Cell cycle regulation
  • Stem cell and cancer cell biology
  • Predictive ecology
  • Olfactory system in fishes
  • Hearing and Auditory Neuroscience

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023

Program Specific Admission Requirements

  • Deadline for Fall: July 1
  • Deadline for Winter: November 1
  • Deadline for Summer: March 1
  • 4 Year honours degree in a related field
  • Minimum TOEFL: IBT- 83
  • Minimum IELTS: 6.5
  • Minimum Pearson: 65

Additional Requirements

  • Applicants are required to complete a Statement of Research Interest Form available from the Biological Sciences webpage (under "Important Resources").

Course Work: Students proceeding toward the PhD degree will follow one of the programs given below:


1) Students proceeding directly to the PhD. from an Honours B.Sc. degree will be expected to:
(a) comply with the general regulations.


(b) attend all departmental seminars in Biological Sciences (formal presentations of visiting speakers; graduate student seminars, thesis defense presentations and dissertation defense presentations) each year of full-time registration;


(c) present a departmental seminar in each year of enrollment (the dissertation defense may count as one of these);


(d) successfully complete a minimum of three (3) graduate courses. With the approval of the Doctoral Committee, courses may be in a cognate area;


(e) complete a dissertation embodying the results of an original investigation;


(f) defend the dissertation at a public lecture or seminar. Students recommended and approved for transfer into the PhD. program after having completed between 12 and 15 months and one course (1) with at least an A- grade of a M.Sc. degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Windsor will normally receive one credit during the M.Sc. program and require two more credits
at the PhD. level for a total of three (3) courses.


2) Students entering into a PhD. program with an M.Sc. degree will be expected to:
(a) comply with the general requirements;


(b) attend all departmental seminars in Biological Sciences (formal presentations of visiting speakers, graduate student seminars, thesis defense presentations and dissertation defense presentations) each year of full-time registration;


(c) present a departmental seminar in each year of enrollment (the dissertation defense may count as one of
these); 


(d) successfully complete a minimum of two graduate courses which may be in a cognate area. With the approval of the Doctoral Committee, courses may be in a cognate area; 


(e) complete a dissertation embodying the results of an original investigation;


(f) defend the dissertation at a public lecture or seminar.

  • Program Type: Graduate
  • Major or Degree: PhD Science
  • Course Load: Full Time
  • Fee Category: Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Term: Fall
  • Residence: Alumni Hall - Single in a 2 Bedroom Suite
  • Meal Plan: Full Meal Plan - moderate off campus flexibility.
  • Estimated Total
  • $ 9883.36
  • Base Tuition
  • Base Tuition $ 2393.10 Assessed each term

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