Direct Entry PhD

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button that links to Western application system for graduate studiesStudents interested in research-intensive graduate studies should consider the direct entry PhD program. Research experience for this program is an asset, but is not a requirement. Students applying to this program should have a minimum academic A average and will be competitive for national and provincial scholarships at the graduate level. It is expected that applicants will have a major or specialization degree from an accredited University in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Biology, Chemistry, or a related discipline, as judged appropriate by the Biochemistry Graduate Program.

It is anticipated that students in the direct entry PhD program will complete their degree in approximately 4 years, and will build the knowledge, experience, and skills for a successful research-based career. The program offers a guaranteed stipend of $30,000 per year for up to 5 years (15 terms) with excellent scholarship opportunities. Students will receive full travel and registration support to present their work at an international conference during their degree.

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