Anatomy & Cell Biology

Clinical (MSc) Research (MSc) PhD
Times to completion
  • 5 Terms (1.66 years)
  • (non-thesis program)
  • 6 Terms (2 years)
  • (thesis-based program)
  • 12 Terms (4 years)
  • 15 Terms (5 years) - Direct Entry PhD or Transfer MSc to PhD (thesis-based program)
Admissions Requirements
  • 4-year honours degree or equivalent in a Health or Life Science, or a degree in Dentistry, Medicine or Veterinary Science from an accredited university.
  • Minimum 80% (A-) average for the most recent two years of undergraduate study, or the most recent 10 full senior level courses.
  • Anatomy experience is recommended.
  • 4-year honours degree or equivalent, in a Life Science, or a degree in Dentistry, Medicine or Veterinary Science 
  • Minimum 80% (A-) average for the most recent two years of undergraduate study, or the most recent 10 full senior level courses
  • Research experience is recommended
  • MSc degree or equivalent from an accredited university
  • Minimum standard is a 80% (A-)
  • Research experience is required
  • Direct-entry into the PhD program following completion of an undergraduate honours degree or through the MD/PhD program is possible. Previous research experience and a minimum average of 85% are necessary to be considered for Direct-Entry PhD

Contact Us

Program Website
Graduate Program Assistant

Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical Sciences, Rm. 443
London, Ontario, Canada

t. 519.661.2111, ext. 81524
f. 519.850.2906

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Course-based, project-based

Funding Details

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

Test Requirements

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 Term
  • June 1 (pending spots remaining) - Fall Term
  • March 1 - *Summer Term
  • October 15 - *Winter Term

*Positions are not always available for summer/winter terms. Acceptance notifications for the fall term begin in March and continue until July 31st.

Students are not required to have a supervisor identified to apply to the MSc or PhD programs; if a student’s application is approved by the Anatomy & Cell Biology Graduate Affairs Committee, matching with a supervisor will be the next step and is required for final acceptance. However, we strongly encourage students to directly contact faculty members as potential supervisors to learn more about their research and identify a potential fit.

Fields of Research

  • Cell Biology
  • Clinical Anatomy
  • Neurobiology
  • Education Scholarship

Education Scholarship

Anatomy & Cell Biology offers a competitive stipend for all students enrolled in the graduate program. Please see their program page for more information about funding levels.