McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Plant Science: Bioinformatics

McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Field of Study:Bioinformatics
Plant Sciences, General
Areas of Research:Bioinformatics, Environment, Neotropical Environment
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,991
National: $4,991

Cost per year represents typical annual fees based on credits taken during Fall and Winter terms.


This Ph.D. in Plant Science requires approximately three years for completion. Overall, the program consists of seminars and a research project leading to a thesis. Students must also complete a comprehensive examination within their first year of study. The research project is defined with the help of an advisory committee. Subsequent career paths are varied, but include work with government agencies, universities, or the private sector. This Bioinformatics option has an added emphasis on bioinformatics, including additional courses and seminars. The goal of this option is to train students to become researchers in the interdisciplinary field of bioinformatics, which lies at the intersection of biological/medical sciences and mathematics/computer science/engineering.


Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Ph.D. candidates are required to have an M.Sc. degree in an area related to the chosen field of specialization for the Ph.D. program. Outstanding M.Sc. students may be permitted to transfer to the second year of the Ph.D. program following one year of study.

* 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 16, 2022