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 Department 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), or a minimum IELTS score of 7.5, or a minimum MELAB score of 86, or a minimum PTE score of 75.
c) Two references from individuals that 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 Graduate Program Director that the applicant is acceptable and that adequate supervision of the proposed program is available.
e) An undergraduate course in immunology (Cellular, Molecular Microbial Biology 527 or equivalent). It will be possible for a student to take Medical Science 640 during the first year of their program if they do not have an appropriate prerequisite course.
f) Students must also have confirmed a faculty member willing to supervise their studies.
Meeting the minimum admission criteria above does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Applications will be ranked according to academic excellence, prior research experience and commitment to the study of immunology.