PhD in Biotechnology

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Graduate Program Director: Jeffrey Atkinson-


  • Chemical Biotechnology
  • Gene Biotechnology

Entry point: January, May, September

Program length: Four years (12 terms)

Application deadline: Considered when received

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 professional or academic 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. If a potential thesis supervisor has been contacted, he/ she must be identified in the statement of intent.
  • Acceptance into the program requires that a participating member in the Centre for Biotechnology agrees to supervise the student’s research program. Prospective students are thus recommended to contact potential supervisors in the Centre for Biotechnology. If a potential thesis supervisor has been contacted, this should be identified in the statement of research interest. See the program website for information regarding participating faculty.

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