Medical Science


The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs in Medical Science are available in a wide range of basic sciences, clinical sciences, and population health research. Under the mentorship of a faculty member, a student receives specialized training and exposure to Toronto’s finest multidisciplinary research. Students conduct research in one of six fields:

  1. ​​​​Biomedical Science

  2. Clinical Science

  3. Population Health/Health Services

  4. Bioethics

  5. Health Professions Education

  6. Radiation Oncology

The full-time MSc and PhD programs emphasize hands-on research, rather than coursework. The Institute of Medical Science (IMS) is the graduate unit of choice for MDs seeking training as clinician investigators, and graduates may seek positions as academics and health care professionals in universities, government, and industry. The IMS participates in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Clinical Investigator Program (CIP). 

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

Medical Science—MSc, MD/PhD, PhD

​​​​​Quick Facts

​​ ​​​​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: ​​​

​​​​​​​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-1-Feb-2016; 1-Jun-2016
PhD-1-Feb-2016; 1-Jun-2016
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit MSc-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MSc-A-
4. Tuition fee -Please visit and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MSc-n/a
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MSc-Either
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MSc-Yes
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MSc-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: