Biology

Program emphasizes current research in diverse fields of biology. You will be guided by a group of dynamic and interactive professors, including many award winners (e.g. Steacie Fellows, Young Investigator award, York Research Chairs, 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 including: molecular structure and interactions; genomics and proteomics; physiology; conservation biology, community and ecosystem studies;

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

  • Fall Entry - available as a full-time program

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Research Progress Evaluations AND
  • 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)
    February 8, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    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

    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Research Progress Evaluations AND
    • Preliminary examination AND
    • Dissertation oral examination
    Average Program Length

  • Full-time - 4-6 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)
    February 8, 2017 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    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