University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Medicine

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Microbiology and Immunology

University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Medicine

Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Bioinformatics
Microbiology, General
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Areas of Research:Members of the Department are involved in three main research fields: general biochemistry, molecular biology, and, nutrition and metabolism. Further information is posted on the departmental website.
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,685
International: $6,685


The Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology is located in the Faculty of Medicine and offers graduate program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Microbiology and Immunology. The program refines critical and scholarly skills in fields and areas of specialization and prepare students for a variety of careers in teaching and research both within and outside of academia, including in a governmental, clinical, or industrial setting. Graduates are expected to have acquired autonomy in conducting research, in preparing scholarly publications, through a training that includes course work, research seminars, and independent research leading to a thesis.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria: Be the holder of a master's degree in microbiology or immunology (or equivalent) with a minimum average of B+ (75%) calculated in accordance with the FGPS guidelines. Demonstrate a good academic performance in previous studies as shown by official transcripts, research reports, abstracts or any other documents demonstrating research skills. Provide at least two confidential letters of recommendation from professors who have known the applicant and are familiar with the student work.
    Provide a statement of purpose indicating the career goals and the interests in the proposed research area. Identify at least one professor who is willing and available to act as thesis supervisor.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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 September 14, 2022