Integrative Biology

University of Guelph

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
13674 CAD/year
4754 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Integrative Biology program of University of Guelph is comprised of faculty members in three overlapping fields of emphasis: Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Comparative Physiology.


The Integrative Biology program of University of Guelph has a research department that is focused on a wide variety of organisms (from microbes to plants to animals) at multiple levels of organization (from molecules and cells through to entire ecosystems). Basic research is being used as a foundation to address some of the most important regional and global issues.

We offer a research-based Master’s and Doctoral program. Master’s students take 1.5 credits in course work, and prepare and defend a research-based thesis for their MSc (approximately six semesters). 

Research fields

  • Comparative Physiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Ecology

Are you interested in:

  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Physiology
  • Conservation

Career opportunities

  • Environmental consultant
  • Scientist for federal and provincial agencies
  • Data scientist for pharmaceutical companies
  • Conservation officer for NGOs

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Topics in Ecology and Behaviour
  • Special Topics in Evolutionary Biology
  • Special Topics in Physiology
  • Advances in Integrative Biology
  • Scientific Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants require an Honours Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent (MSc) or a Master’s degree (PhD) in a wide range of areas, including: Integrative Biology, Wild Life Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Marine and Freshwater Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Molecular Biology & Genetics. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13674 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6837 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4754 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2377 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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Updated over a year ago

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Integrative Biology
University of Guelph


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