Biochemistry

MSc PhD
Times to completion
  • 6 Terms (2 years)
  • 4 Terms (1.33 years) **Accelerated MSc
  • 12 Terms (4 years)
  • 15 Terms (5 years) - Transfer from MSc
Admissions Requirements
  • BSc in biochemistry, biology, genetics, chemistry, cell biology, microbiology, physiology or closely related disciplines.
  • Minimum 78% GPA in the undergraduate degree.
  • BSc in biochemistry, biology, genetics, chemistry, cell biology, microbiology, physiology or closely related disciplines.
  • Minimum 78% GPA in the undergraduate and master's degree
  • 85% for direct entry to the PhD program

Contact Us

Program Website

Program Contact

Barb Green
Graduate Program Administrator

Department of Biochemistry

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical Sciences, Rm. 342
London, Ontario, Canada

t. 519.661.2111, ext. 86850

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Thesis-based

Funding Details

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

Test Requirements

Graduate Record Examination Scores (GRE) - For international applicants only.

  • Institution Code for Western: 0984
  • Department Code: 0202 (Biochemistry)

A score in one of the following subjects is required: Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology; Biology; Chemistry. A minimum score is not set; scores will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline(s)

  • February 1 - Fall or Summer Term
  • June 1 (pending spots remaining) - Fall Term
  • October 15 - Winter Term

Acceptance notifications begin as soon as your application is completed and reviewed.

Fields of Research

  • Bioinformatics
  • Genome Dynamics, Epigenetics, and Gene Expression
  • Human Genetics and Clinical Biochemistry
  • Macromolecular Structure and Dynamics
  • Proteomics
  • Signal Transduction and Intercellular Communication