Master of Science Degree
Students admitted to the MSc degree program normally possess a bachelor’s degree in biological science or related area, or its academic equivalent (MD, DVM, DDS), and must meet the general admission requirements for master’s degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (ie. a minimum overall B+ average in third- and fourth-year courses). Other bachelor’s degrees that are relevant to the proposed area of research may also be considered.
Transfer from the MSc to the PhD program is permitted as per Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies regulations, and with the support of the student’s supervisory committee.
Doctor of Philosophy Degree
Students admitted to the PhD degree program normally possess a master’s degree in biological science or related area, with clear evidence of research ability or potential.
Applications for direct entry to the PhD program may be considered in exceptional cases, and should be discussed with the WACH program before submission. Generally, applicants who have not yet completed a graduate degree are strongly encouraged to apply to the MSc program first.
Applicant is a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or has refugee or diplomatic status in Canada.
International applicants should consult the minimum academic requirements, as set for the country in which their education was completed.
Information for MD’s and medical students:
Students interested in the MD-PhD program should consult the eligibility requirements and application process here: https://mdprogram.med.ubc.ca/mdphd/
Post-MD applicants who are current UBC residents may consider the UBC Clinician Investigator Program: https://cip.med.ubc.ca