Biochemistry

​​​​​​​​ www.biochemistry.utoronto.ca

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Biochemistry is the study of the molecular events underlying biological processes. Consequently, it makes fundamental contributions to all disciplines concerned with living systems. The graduate program in Biochemistry enables students to conduct research in modern facilities, leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in a wide variety of areas including the relationship between structure and biological function in proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids as well as complex multi-component systems such as membranes and sub-cellular organelles.

Students may also be interested in the combined degree program in Medicine, Doctor of / Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD).

See video “Explore Graduate Programs at the Faculty of Medicine”

Degrees Offered

Biochemistry—MSc, PhD, MD/PhD

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DomesticInternational
​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar ​​​

​​​​​​​Research Stream Program Funding Information​

Base Funding Amount -

Graduate units determine a base funding amount for doctoral research stream programs and the number of years that the student will be eligible. In addition to the Base Funding, all eligible students will receive the cost of academic tuition and fees. More information about Base Funding can be found at .​

Actual Income -

Students often have the opportunity to earn additional income through research stipends, internal and external fellowships, RA employment income and TA-ships. Therefore, the average actual income of students in a program is typically higher than the Base Funding amount in that program. More information about Actual Incomes can be found at .

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MSc-21- Sept- 2015 (January 2016 admission); 5-Jun-2016 (Sept. 2016 admission)
PhD-21- Sept- 2015 (January 2016 admission); 5-Jun-2016 (Sept. 2016 admission)
MSc-4-Sept-2015 (January 2016 admission); 3-Apr-2016 (Sept. 2016 admission)
PhD-4-Sept-2015 (January 2016 admission); 3-Apr-2016 (Sept. 2016 admission)
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp MSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
MSc-GRE General
PhD-GRE General
3. Minimum GPA MSc-B+
PhD-B+
MSc-B+
PhD-B+
4. Tuition fee -Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MSc-n/a
PhD-Yes (A-)
MSc-n/a
PhD-Yes (A-)
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MSc-After
PhD-After
MSc-After
PhD-After
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MSc-Yes
PhD-Yes
MSc-Yes
PhD-Yes
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MSc-Applicant
PhD-Applicant
MSc-Applicant
PhD-Applicant
9. Program length (full-time only) MSc-6 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
MSc-6 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar