In our graduate program, you will get hands-on training with stateof- the-art equipment and only the highest calibre instruction. You will also develop a broad range of knowledge and experience in the areas of pharmacology and toxicology, and you will excel in conducting independent research in the fields of pharmacology, toxicology and experimental therapeutics, as well as in teaching pharmacology to students in sciences, health professions and graduate studies.
Because our program is small and vibrant, you will have lots of opportunity to interact with students and faculty and be part of a cohesive, supportive community, both academically and socially. Students in our Program enjoy getting together after hours to take part in baseball, soccer and ultimate frisbee teams.
Application Deadline: March 1 for internal funding, but we will accept later applications
"I've had a great time here while pursuing leading-edge research and presenting my findings on the international stage. It's the type of place where you know everyone on a first-name basis and feel comfortable stopping anyone in the hall to ask a question."
We also offer a mini-Master’s degree with fast-track admission to Ph.D.
We encourage you to contact a potential supervisor to discuss research options and see if they are taking on new students.
Cancer & Biochemical Toxicology
Pharmacologists and toxicologists are employed in a large number of areas including research, development, management, and control within the pharmaceutical industry, health care services, government divisions and biotechnology companies. With an advanced degree in pharmacology, research, teaching and consulting become additional career options.
Our students are eligible to receive competitive scholarships, studentships and fellowships from a number of external agencies such as NSERC, CIHR and OGS. Some students may also qualify for internal scholarships from Queen’s (e.g. McLaughlin Fellowship) and from the Program (Eldon Boyd Fellowship and the Pharmacology and Toxicology Alumni Graduate Fellowship). Entering graduate students who win federal government tricouncil awards are automatically provided a $5,000 top-up award by Queen’s.
Additional funding is available from teaching and research assistantships.
Our students come from backgrounds including Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physiology. Some students may need to take additional courses.
Statement of interest and Curriculum Vitae
If required – international students 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, or 7 (IELTS).
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