In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements, the Cumming School of Medicine graduate programs require:
Master of Science
Doctor of Philosophy
- MSc degree, or relevant master’s degree, recognized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, or transfer from MSc program, or, in exceptional cases, BSc degree or equivalent.
In addition, the Gastrointestinal Sciences Graduate Program requires:
a) A minimum admission grade point average over the last two years (60 units or 10 full-course equivalents) of 3.30 (“B+”) on a four-point scale or equivalent.
b) For applicants who are required to provide proof of proficiency in English, a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based), or 105 (Internet-based test), or an IELTS score of 7.5, or a MELAB score of 86 or a PTE score of 75.
c) Two references from individuals who can attest to the applicant’s academic background. Each referee to provide a reference form and accompanying letter on institutional letterhead.
d) Endorsement by the Chairperson, Gastrointestinal Sciences Education Committee (GSEC) that the applicant is acceptable and that adequate supervision of the proposed program is available.
e) Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Applications are ranked according to academic excellence, prior research experience and commitment to the study of gastrointestinal sciences.
f) Students must also have confirmed a faculty member willing to supervise their studies.