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Department of Microbiology & Immunology

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CONTACT

Graduate Chair: Dr. Wei Xiao

Graduate Secretary: anat.micro.physiology@usask.ca

Phone: (306) 966-4110

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Saskatchewan
A302-107 Wiggins Rd.
Saskatoon SK S7N 5E5

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Microbiology & Immunology

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology offers graduate programs leading to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. The department has expertise necessary for the instruction and training of advanced students in areas that include cellular and molecular biology of eukaryotes, microbial genetics and molecular biology, immunology, medical microbiology, microbial physiology, and virology.


The department selects graduate students from among a wide pool of applicants, including honours students in microbiology at the U. of S., as well as Canadian and foreign students with degrees in microbiology and related disciplines. Typically, new students enter into a M.Sc. program and are transferred in their second year to a Ph.D. program, upon demonstrated performance in graduate coursework, satisfactory laboratory research progress, and the successful completion of a Ph.D. qualifying examination.

FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Admission is restricted to students for which there is available funding. Funding is generally through scholarships, grant funds, and departmental teaching assistantships.

 

For admission and degree requirements, please see  the University Catalogue.

M.Sc. +

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study.
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (or U of S grade system equivalent) in each of the final two years (i.e. 60 credit units) of the undergraduate program.
  • Students, who are not native English speakers must demonstrate English language proficiency (TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.0). 

Ph.D. +

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A Master's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant field, from a recognized university in a relevant discipline.
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. coursework required in Master's program).
  • Students, who are not native English speakers, must demonstrate English language proficiency (TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.0).