University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

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Molecular and Cellular Biology (PhD)

University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

Field of Study:Human/Medical Genetics
Molecular Biology
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,331

This estimate represents the tuition per semester.


The MCB graduate program offers opportunities for interdisciplinary studies in molecular and cellular biology leading to the MSc and PhD degrees. The research groups directed by the faculty are engaged in the pursuit of fundamental and applied research questions involving diverse biological systems (plants, humans and other animals, prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes). In general, they follow lines of scientific enquiry at the level of molecules to cells. The PhD program requires the successful completion of a qualifying exam and the completion and defense of a research-based thesis (typically 4+ years of full-time study).


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants require an a Master’s degree in a field within the molecular life sciences. Students with advanced academic and research aptitudes can apply for direct entry to the PhD program. Transfer into the PhD program after partial completion of the MSc degree requirements is also possible. Applicants must obtain the support of a faculty member willing to serve as thesis advisor before applying.

    * 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 November 14, 2022