Biology

Program seeks to enhance the awareness of current research in various fields of biology. You will be guided by a growing group of dynamic and interactive young professors, including a number of award winners (e.g. Steacie Fellows, Young Investigator awards, Canada Research Chairs).

Study systems include a host of model and non-model organisms, as well as humans. York provides state-of-the-art facilities (e.g. molecular core facilities, mass spectroscopy) and encourages interaction among disciplines.

Join ongoing research in pure and applied biology, with fields encompassing the well-established and the leading edge, including: molecular structure and interactions; community and ecosystem level studies; genomics; and proteomics.

Stream and Specializations: 
  • Animal physiology
  • Ecology and evolution
  • Molecular and cellular biology

Contact the Biology program for more information about MSc and PhD programs, including part-time study options:

MSc

Offered

Full-time only

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Thesis AND
  • Oral examination
Average Program Length (Full-time)

2 year(s)

Language Requirements
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)

577

Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)

90-91

IELTS (Academic Module)

7

York English Language Test (YELT)

Band 4

YUELI

Level 6 with Honours

MELAB

Overall score of 82, no component score less than 80

CAEL

Overall score of 65, no component score less than 60

Minimum CPE Score

C1

Minimum CAE Score

C

Number of Recommendations Required
3
Other Requirement(s)
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé or CV
Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
Application Deadline(s)
May 4, 2016 (Fall Entry)
We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile -- supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

Completed Application Package means:

  1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
  2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
Mail or courier completed application package to:
Mail

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions

P.O. Box GA2300
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3

Courier

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions

W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3

PhD

Offered

Full-time and part-time available

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Preliminary examination AND
  • Dissertation AND
  • Oral examination
Average Program Length (Full-time)

3-5 year(s)

Language Requirements
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)

577

Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)

90-91

IELTS (Academic Module)

7

York English Language Test (YELT)

Band 4

YUELI

Level 6 with Honours

MELAB

Overall score of 82, no component score less than 80

CAEL

Overall score of 65, no component score less than 60

Minimum CPE Score

C1

Minimum CAE Score

C

Number of Recommendations Required
3
Other Requirement(s)
  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé or CV
Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
Application Deadline(s)
May 4, 2016 (Fall Entry)
We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile -- supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

Completed Application Package means:

  1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
  2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
Mail or courier completed application package to:
Mail

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions

P.O. Box GA2300
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3

Courier

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions

W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3