Biology

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; neurobiology

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.

Degrees Offered


MSc


Program Length (Full-time)

2 year(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Research Progress Evaluations
  • AND Thesis
  • AND Oral examination


Minimum Required GPA

B+


Fall Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Fall (All Applicants)

2022-05-15

English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)577
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)90-91
IELTS (Academic Module)7
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Pass
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with Honours
CAELOverall score of 65, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC1
Minimum CAE ScoreC
Duolingo120
PTE Academic67

PhD


Program Length (Full-time)

4-6 year(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Research Progress Evaluations
  • AND Preliminary examination
  • AND Dissertation oral examination


Minimum Required GPA

B+


Fall Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Fall (All Applicants)

2022-05-15

English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)577
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)90-91
IELTS (Academic Module)7
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Pass
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with Honours
CAELOverall score of 65, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC1
Minimum CAE ScoreC
Duolingo120
PTE Academic67

Additional Admission Requirements

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 3 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé or CV

Your Resources

Common Questions:

Depending on the graduate program, York University graduate funding can be designed to cover most of your tuition, offer employment and/or Faculty enhanced funding awards. In addition, each York University graduate student is eligible to receive up to $2000 in funding to support research/scholarly activity through the Academic Excellence Fund. Funding packages are not designed to cover the cost of rent, utilities, transportation, or food.
Absolutely. Please indicate in your statement of interest you are not seeking a funding package. To note, you will be responsible for not only funding the cost of your degree, but also the cost of living in the Greater Toronto Area for the length of your degree.
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