University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Biological Sciences

University of Calgary - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell Biology and Anatomy
Developmental Biology and Embryology
Environmental Biology
Evolutionary Biology
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Physiology, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,533


Graduate study in Biological Sciences puts students on the front lines of discovery. Doctoral students design, conduct and analyze original research; they develop rigorous expertise in everything from foundational theory and the study of evolution to cutting-edge research methodologies as they investigate a broad range of biological problems ranging from the molecular level to the biosphere. Degrees are offered in four integrated areas: biochemistry; ecology and evolutionary biology; integrative cell biology; and microbiology. The program takes four to five years, with funding available through sources such as scholarships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and supervisor's research grants.


Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 105] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5] or Pearson Test of English (Academic)
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants are required to have completion of a Master of Science program recognized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Exceptional students may apply to a PhD program without a Master of Science recognized by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also have a minimum of 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 24, 2022