The graduate program in Microbiology & Immunology at Queen’s University offers high quality, intensive programs of study leading to the Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Both are research degrees designed to provide you with an advanced level of knowledge and expertise in molecular microbial pathogenesis, which can include aspects of bacterial/viral physiology, genomics, proteomics, cellular microbiology and biotechnology.
We will guide you toward becoming a competent, independent scientist with career opportunities in research and teaching. Your education will be enhanced by the strong ties our department enjoys with groups in local public health and hospital laboratories and allied University departments.
Application Deadline: March 1 for internal funding.
Offers of admission are made from March to July.
"Because our program is smaller than in most universities, I interact daily with almost all of the faculty. I can show them results as soon as I get them and get feedback immediately. We get so much supervision and so much personal attention. It’s just what you need when you’re starting out. At bigger schools, you have a weekly meeting with your supervisor. My supervisor is in the lab with me several hours a day, every day."
Being accepted into the program is dependent upon a supervisor having the space and resources to support your graduate work. We recommend that you contact potential supervisors in advance of applying. Please see the department website for full details.
Fields of study:
Graduates from our programs have found work in: research laboratories at universities, government agencies, and medical centres; pharmaceutical, chemical companies, or biotechnology firms; hospital and public health laboratories; food production and fermentation industries; medical diagnostic companies; environmental testing laboratories and bioremediation companies; and governmental regulatory agencies.
A few examples of organizations where M.Sc graduate trainees are employed: Health Canada; Molecular Biology Lab at the National Institute of Mental Health; Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto; Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO); Importation and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Laboratory Security, Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response
Honours B.Sc. or M.Sc. in related field or Doctor of Medicine
Oral English for international students If required, a TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.
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