Our graduate program is your gateway to the study of the physiology of human disease.
Students conduct research in numerous disciplines such as cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, neurophysiology, gastrointestinal physiology and endocrinology. This is often done in collaboration with faculty and students in other programs and departments.
We strive to offer a well-rounded education by engaging you in academic and scholarly activities to prepare you for rewarding careers in academia and beyond.
Room 915, Bottrell Hall
Application Deadline: March 1st for September admission.
"The Physiology graduate program prepares you for diverse career opportunities through hands-on training with state of the art equipment and comprehensive graduate-level courses. Teh faculty are very supportive and approachable, and the staff are always available when you need them."
We also offer a Mini-Master transfer to Ph.D from the M.Sc., and although rare, direct-entry Ph.D. from the undergraduate level.
Degrees involve experimental work and require defense of a research-based thesis. Course work is tailored to your background and requirements.
Prior to submitting your application, we strongly recommend that you directly contact faculty members whose research interests match your own. This is particularly important for international students.
Supervisors may offer stipends above the program minimum. Currently, our average stipends exceed the minimum at both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. Stipends are inclusive of internal awards, external awards, Queen’s Graduate Awards, teaching assistantships and research grants. We strongly encourage you to apply for external awards such as OGS, NSERC, CIHR, Heart & Stroke Foundation and Women’s Health Awards. Contact the Graduate Assistant for a full list of sources and deadlines. Queen’s issues a $5,000 top-up award to incoming federal government Tri-Council Award winners.
Grades:We consider all courses over the last 4 years.
Honours undergraduate degree in an appropriate program with a minimum second class standing (B+) or Doctor of Medicine.
If required, TOEFL for international applicants (minimum score of 600 for the paper-based test and 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 or exceed both the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.
Applicants may also use the International English Language Testing Sytem (IELTS). The minimum required IELTS score is 7.0 in the academic band.
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