Master of Science in Biological Sciences

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Graduate Program Director: Ping Liang


  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Neurobiology and Physiology
  • Plant Sciences and Oenology and Viticulture

Entry point: January, May, September

Program length: Two years (6 terms)

Application deadlines:

Desired entry point Domestic student International student*
Fall May 15 May 15
Winter September 15 September 15
Spring January 15 January 15

*Because of the time required to complete the immigration formalities and obtain the necessary documentation, applicants are advised that it may take several months from the time of admission to the receipt of a student visa or study permit/authorization.  International students should allow up to six months (24 weeks) for their paperwork for visa applications.  Admission entry points can be delayed once a visa is secured.

How to apply:

  1. Check the university requirements and the program requirements.
  2. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee.
  3. You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program-specific materials:
  • Three references are required.
  • A Statement of Research Interest: No more than two pages in length, in which applicants indicate their career aspirations/plans, specific research interests, and experience relevant to their interests. A potential thesis supervisor must have been contacted and he/ she must be identified in the statement of intent.
  • Acceptance into the program requires that a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences agrees to supervise the student’s research program. Prospective students must contact potential supervisors in the Department of Biological Sciences. The potential thesis supervisor should be identified in the statement of research interest. See the department website for information regarding faculty members or associate faculty.

Thank you for your interest in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Brock University!