Immunology

​​​​​​ www.immunology.utoronto.ca
 
 

The Department of Immunology offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in a wide range of immunological disciplines. These disciplines include molecular mechanisms of lymphocyte development and selection, T-cell and B-cell receptors, cell interactions, growth factor receptors, cytokine networks, antigen processing and presentation, signal transduction in lymphocytes, V(D)J recombination, anergy, apoptosis, transgenic and knock-out models, immuno-targe​ting and vaccine design, autoimmunity, AIDS, diabetes, and transplantation.​

The department provides a common forum for investigators in many areas of U of T and an interdisciplinary research experience in immunology. Members and students in the department are located at the Medical Sciences Building, at the Ontario Cancer Institute, and at the Research Institutes of Mt. Sinai Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, and Sunnybrook Hospital.​

The purpose of the MSc in the field of Applied Immunology is to provide advanced training in designing, implementing and evaluating Immunological techniques that measure immune responses. To qualify for the degree, each student must complete specified course work and a Major Research Project. The Major Research Project, which will be performed in a host laboratory, will comprise research that designs and validates a novel technical approach that will be summarized in a proposal document, a report document,​ and an oral presentation.

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

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Degrees Offered

Immunology—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 (Applied)-Early: 15-Jan-2016; Final: 20-May-2016
MSc (Fundamental)-Early: 15-Jan-2016; Final: 20-May-2016
PhD-Early: 15-Jan-2016; Final: 20-May-2016
MSc (Applied)-Early: 15-Jan-2016; Final: 20-May-2016
MSc (Fundamental)-Early: 15-Jan-2016; Final: 20-May-2016
PhD-Early: 15-Jan-2016; Final: 20-May-2016
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
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
MSc-n/a
PhD-Yes
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MSc (Applied)-Either
MSc (Fundamental)-After
PhD-After
MSc (Applied)-Either
MSc (Fundamental)-After
PhD-After
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MSc (Applied)-Yes
MSc (Fundamental)-Yes
PhD-Yes
MSc (Applied)-Yes
MSc (Fundamental)-Yes
PhD-Yes
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MSc (Applied)-Either
MSc (Fundamental)-Applicant
PhD-Applicant
MSc (Applied)-Either
MSc (Fundamental)-Applicant
PhD-Applicant
9. Program length (full-time only) MSc (Applied)-6 sessions Advanced-standing option: 4 sessions (S/F/W/S)
MSc (Fundamental)-6 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
MSc (Applied)-6 sessions Advanced-standing option: 4 sessions (S/F/W/S)
MSc (Fundamental)-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