Medical Biophysics

 

The Department of Medical Biophysics is an interdisciplinary department with a strong history of excellence and discovery in cancer research, treatment, and beyond. Located primarily at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Research Institute, and SickKids Research Institute, the department offers research training leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The multidisciplinary program in cancer research and broader biomedical research cuts across the conventional boundaries of biology, physics, translational medicine and engineering to deliver a modern, advanced academic curriculum and world-class research training.

Projects span the following areas: Cell Biology and Cancer Modeling, Cell Signalling and Metabolism, Computational Cancer Genomics, Epigenetics and Proteomics, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Macromolecular Structure and Crystallography, Tumour Microenvironment and Immunology, Stem Cells, Neuroscience, Cardiology, Radiation Biology and Physics, Clinical Cancer Management and Predictive Oncology, MR Spectroscopy and Imaging, Physics and Engineering of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Imaging, Ultrasound, X-ray and CT imaging, Advanced Optical and Electron Microscopies, Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics, Nanotechnology,​ and Nanomedicine.​

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 Biophysics​​​—MSc, MD/PhD, PhD

​​​​​Quick Facts

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-4-Jan-2016
PhD-4-Jan-2016
MSc-4-Jan-2016
PhD-4-Jan-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 General & GRE Subject: above the 80th percentile for each section: verbal reasoning (>159), quantitative reasoning (>160) and analytical writing (4.5)
PhD-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MSc-A-
PhD-A-
MSc-A-
PhD-n/a
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-No
MSc-n/a
PhD-No
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MSc-Physics stream: Before, Biology stream: After Rotation
PhD-Before
MSc-Physics stream: Before, Biology stream: After Rotation
PhD-n/a
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-n/a
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MSc-Assigned by the Department (Students and supervisors do submit preferences and are matched)
PhD-Assigned by the Department (Students and supervisors do submit preferences and are matched)
MSc-Assigned by the Department (Students and supervisors do submit preferences and are matched)
PhD-Assigned by the Department (Students and supervisors do submit preferences and are matched)
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